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Schatz Lab Leads Countywide Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Siting Study »

Jul 30, 2013

For electric vehicles to take off on the North Coast, Humboldt County would need about 43 charging stations from Orick to Garberville.

Schatz Lab Gains $95K Biomass Research Grant »

May 22, 2013

The Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University has received a $95,000 state grant to continue experiments aimed at converting biomass—slash from logging and fuel reduction efforts—into energy dense “bio-coal.”

Lighting Inventory Illuminates Energy Efficiency on Campus »

May 14, 2013

Humboldt State is looking at ways to make campus lighting more energy efficient.

HSU Earns Silver STARS Rating for Sustainability »

May 10, 2013

Humboldt State University recently received a Silver Rating in STARS, a nationwide program that evaluates an institution’s programs and practices in sustainability. The rating places HSU among the nation’s leaders in sustainability.

Campus Makes Strides Against Waste »

May 3, 2013

Humboldt State University is making substantial gains in waste abatement, decreasing its solid waste disposal in 2012 by 176 tons.

Plan ‘Bee’: Grad Student Explores Role of Native Bees »

May 2, 2013

What role do native bees play in local crop pollination? And should local farmers establish better habitats to support them?

CSU, EPA Increase Opportunities for Environmental Stewards »

May 2, 2013

The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

Campus Cleanup Disposes Over a Ton of Hazardous Waste »

Apr 26, 2013

Humboldt State has discarded over a ton of hazardous materials and electronic waste this past year thanks the Campus Wide Waste Collection Project.

Campus as a Living Lab Grant Program »

Apr 23, 2013

The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office:

HSU’s Schatz Lab Leads World Solar Foray »

Apr 18, 2013

An international agency has adopted a new technical standard led by the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University that harmonizes national quality assurance requirements for solar-powered light-emitting diode devices (LEDs).

HSU Ranks Again as Top North American ‘Green College’ »

Apr 17, 2013

For the fourth year in a row, Humboldt State University is rated among the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada by the Princeton Review, an education services company, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

University Celebrates Earth Day »

Apr 17, 2013

Humboldt State is continuing its commitment to sustainability and environmental protection with a number of events celebrating Earth Day, Monday, April 22.

Earth Day Forum Probes Marijuana’s Environmental Impact »

Apr 15, 2013

Humboldt State University will host its inaugural Earth Day Symposium on Marijuana and the Environment this weekend, centering on a key issue often overlooked in mainstream analysis: marijuana’s environmental effects.

Schatz Center Garners $94K for Biomass Research »

Mar 31, 2013

The Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) at Humboldt State University has been awarded $94,993 by the California Energy Commission to examine the use of biomass (plant matter) to convert heat energy into chemical energy and save on the natural gas consumed by electric power plants.

University Revamps Geospatial Curriculum »

Mar 28, 2013

HSU is revamping its geospatial curriculum to better prepare students for careers in the geospatial sciences.

In India, Research Opens Access to Affordable Lighting »

Mar 7, 2013

It’s night in the deeps of Africa. Solar energy field researcher Jennifer Tracy (’10, Energy Technology and Policy ETaP master’s) approaches a rural village.

Schatz Lab Part of $1.75 Million Clean Energy Project »

Mar 5, 2013

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority in Eureka is the proposed recipient of $1.75 million in state funding for a community-scale renewable energy implementation project, in partnership with Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC).

HSU’s Schatz Lab Expands its Clean Energy Work to India »

Feb 28, 2013

Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center has extended its reach to India in a partnership to help accelerate development of a solar energy market for millions of Indians who have little or no electric power.

Campus Joins National Energy Reduction Campaign »

Feb 7, 2013

Humboldt State is joining schools around the country for Campus Conservation Nationals, a competition to reduce electricity and water usage on university and college campuses.

Lamberson Ecology Lecture Spotlights Natural Resource Economics »

Feb 5, 2013

Mathematics Professor Emeritus Colin W. Clark of the University of British Columbia will present “Short-Term Profits Versus Long-Term Sustainability” as this year’s Lamberson Ecology Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Native American Forum (Room 162) of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building at Humboldt State University. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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