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HSU Receives Grant to Promote and Protect Headwaters Forest Reserve »

Aug 21, 2014

Humboldt State University and the Redwood Parks Association have received a $32,000 grant from the Bureau of Land Management and the Conservation Lands Foundation to promote stewardship of the Headwaters Forest Reserve.

Alum’s Solar Roadway Plan Gains Traction »

Jun 11, 2014

Julie Brusaw (’91, Psychology) and her husband Scott are paving the way to a more sustainable future.

Donation Dash Reduces Campus Waste »

May 30, 2014

This May the HSU Sustainability Office and the Waste Reduction & Resource Awareness Program (WRRAP) hosted Donation Dash, an annual event designed to reduce waste generated by students moving out of the residence halls.

Arbor Day Tree Planting Beautifies Campus »

May 16, 2014

Humboldt State students recently joined the university’s grounds and landscaping crew to plant 20 trees around the Student Business Services building.

Telemetry Fieldwork Keeps Students On Track »

May 15, 2014

Offering non-stop service from Alaska to New Zealand, the bar-tailed godwit’s journey is one of the more interesting stories to come out of scientists’ use of telemetry. Applications of the simple but effective tracking technique, however, benefit researchers in many less documented day-to-day projects.

Redefining Waste: Upcycled Projects Promote Learning »

May 14, 2014

Professor Lonny Grafman’s Introduction to Design class is a unique combination of engineering, sustainability and community service.

HSU Receives $5.8 Million Federal Grant for Innovative Biomass Research »

May 5, 2014

Humboldt State University, along with 15 regional partners, has received a $5.88 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct innovative biomass research.

Campus Responds to State and CSU Call to Reduce Water Usage »

May 2, 2014

Humboldt State is responding to California’s drought emergency with a series of short and long-term measures aimed at reducing water use on campus.

HSU Students Join National Real Food Challenge »

May 2, 2014

College students have notoriously bad eating habits. But what does it mean to eat healthy? And can universities do a better job of promoting it?

Humboldt State University Targets Fossil Fuels and More »

Apr 30, 2014

Humboldt State University’s charitable foundation has adopted an expansive new policy to strictly limit its holdings in a variety of industries, including companies directly or indirectly involved in fossil fuels. And through its “Humboldt Investment Pledge” is urging other foundations to do more to clean up their investments.

Schatz Center Awarded $2.1 million for Lighting Global project »

Apr 25, 2014

Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center has been awarded a pair of grants totaling more than $2 million from the World Bank Group to support its continued involvement in the Lighting Global initiative. Lighting Global and its sister programs, Lighting Africa and Lighting Asia, support the development of commercial markets for solar charged off-grid lighting products that are affordable to low income people in developing countries.

HSU Hosts Free E-Waste Event for Campus Community »

Apr 7, 2014

E-Waste is the name given to computers, televisions, stereos, copiers, cell phones and other electronics nearing the end of their “lifecycles.” Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled. Unfortunately, discarded electronics is one of the fastest growing segments of our nation’s waste stream.

Virtual Green Room Promotes Eco-Friendly Living »

Mar 7, 2014

Do you know how to reduce your carbon footprint at home?

California Environmental Legacy Project Screens National PBS Film at HSU »

Feb 26, 2014

Humboldt State University will host a free public screening of “Becoming California” a public television documentary exploring man’s relationship with the environment 7 p.m. March 8 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

HSU Phases Out Single-Use Plastic Bags »

Feb 6, 2014

Paper or plastic? Pretty soon, HSU retailers won’t have to ask.

Solar Energy Advocate Kicks off Sustainable Speaker Series »

Jan 30, 2014

The annual Sustainable Speaker Series gets underway with Adam Browning presenting “Solar Market Development in the US: Theory, Practice, and Prognostications” on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Science B Room 135.

HSU Showcases Groundbreaking Films from California Legacy Project »

Jan 29, 2014

Humboldt State University will screen two films produced for the California Environmental Legacy Project—a statewide multimedia initiative designed to raise public awareness about environmental change in California—Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Humboldt State Kicks Off 2014 RecycleMania Collegiate Recycling Competition »

Jan 17, 2014

Humboldt State has successfully kicked off its participation in the 2014 RecycleMania tournament, the national competition in which college campuses compete over eight weeks to see who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste.

A Look Back at Fall 2013 »

Dec 16, 2013

Fall 2013 was a big semester for Humboldt State: the university kicked-off its Centennial year with an unforgettable celebration on the Plaza; HSU students, faculty and staff made their mark both on- and off-campus and the university continued to expand its academic offerings with new programs and majors in a variety of disciplines. From student achievements to university milestones, here are some of the highlights of Fall 2013.

Campus Composting Ramps Up with Earth Tub »

Dec 6, 2013

If you buy a sandwich at Humboldt State, it’s likely to come with locally-sourced produce, maybe a roll from a local bakery, and tofu made right here in Arcata.

But what happens when that sandwich is just a crust and some mustard stains? With the recent installation of a large-scale composter known as the Earth Tub, the beginnings and ends of that sandwich can now be managed locally, too.

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