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Sustainability Archive

Week of: May 28, 2017
HSU Sustainability Efforts Earn Gold Rating »

Humboldt State University has earned a STARS gold rating in recognition of its sustainability efforts and achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

HSU Signs Letter of Commitment to Paris Agreement »

Humboldt State University has signed on to a statement of support for the principles and targets of the Paris Agreement. The letter is from mayors, governors, university leaders, and businesses from across the country.

Week of: Apr 23, 2017
HSU Recognized for Food Waste Reduction Work »

Efforts to keep HSU’s trash to a minimum are getting noticed by statewide sustainability leaders.

Greening Up Your Move Out »

Local charities are set to take advantage of would-be trash as hundreds of students prepare to move out of campus residence halls and donate tons of household items, and office and school supplies.

Week of: Apr 09, 2017
The World’s Tallest Tree (on a College Campus) »

Humboldt State University’s northern California campus is home to the tallest tree on any college campus anywhere in the world. This was confirmed by HSU Forestry Professor and renowned tall tree expert Steve Sillett and his graduate students who have painstakingly measured and mapped the major limbs of this impressive 240 foot Sitka spruce.

Week of: Mar 12, 2017
HSU Eyes Ambitious Emission Cuts »

In another effort to address climate change, Humboldt State University unveiled an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, eventually, become carbon neutral.

Week of: Feb 12, 2017
Going for Recycling Glory »

Students at Humboldt State are looking to grab the top spot in the 2017 RecycleMania, a contest that pits U.S. and Canadian universities against each other in a competition over which school can reduce, reuse, and recycle the most on-campus waste. The eight-week competition runs through April 1.

Week of: Jan 22, 2017
Students Probe Energy Savings in Coffee Cups, Mason Jars »

Just bought a mason jar coffee cup at HSU and want to get the most out of it? A group of Humboldt State engineering students say you’ll have to reuse it daily for up to two weeks before a coffee drinker is saving energy compared to using paper and plastic cups.

Week of: Oct 23, 2016
Forestry Students Begin Campus-Wide Tree Census »

During the last week of October and first week of November, students in Professor Harold Zald’s Forest Measurements and Biometry class (FOR 210) will conduct a census of trees on the HSU campus.

Week of: Oct 16, 2016
HSU Among Nation’s Greenest Colleges »

Humboldt State University is once again 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.

Week of: Oct 02, 2016
Campus Celebrates ‘Zero Waste’ Efforts at Inaugural Conference »

Humboldt State’s Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness program is hosting its inaugural Zero Waste Conference, Oct. 14 and 15; a convention for engaged citizens looking to create active change in waste and consumption practices. The event is free and open to the public.

Week of: Sep 04, 2016
Pedal Easy: The Student-run Bike learning Center Wants to Help You Ride »

Have your bike gears suddenly stopped shifting, making you extra sweaty on your commute to campus? Or maybe your brakes have been getting looser, making you worried about riding through busy intersections.

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