Sustainability Archive

Week of: Apr 13, 2014
HSU Students Join National Real Food Challenge »

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?

Week of: Apr 06, 2014
HSU Hosts Free E-Waste Event for Campus Community »

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.

Week of: Mar 02, 2014
Virtual Green Room Promotes Eco-Friendly Living »

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

Week of: Feb 23, 2014
California Environmental Legacy Project Screens National PBS Film at HSU »

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.

Week of: Feb 02, 2014
HSU Phases Out Single-Use Plastic Bags »

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

Week of: Jan 26, 2014
HSU Showcases Groundbreaking Films from California Legacy Project »

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.

Solar Energy Advocate Kicks off Sustainable Speaker Series »

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.

Week of: Jan 12, 2014
Humboldt State Kicks Off 2014 RecycleMania Collegiate Recycling Competition »

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.

Week of: Dec 15, 2013
A Look Back at Fall 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.

Week of: Dec 01, 2013
Campus Composting Ramps Up with Earth Tub »

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.

Week of: Nov 17, 2013
Humboldt State is Division Winner in National Recycling Competition »

Humboldt State University topped NCAA Division II & III schools competing in the 2013 Game Day Challenge, a national competition to promote waste reduction at university and college football games.

Week of: Nov 10, 2013
Photos: HSU Hosts Statewide Sustainability Conference »

Hundreds of sustainability leaders from around the state converged in Arcata Nov. 9-10 for the fall 2013 California Student Sustainability Coalition Convergence, hosted by Humboldt State. The theme of this year’s biannual conference was “Building Sustainable Communities.”

Week of: Oct 20, 2013
Schatz Lab to Host Biomass Energy Workshop »

Humboldt State University and the University of California will co-host a biomass energy workshop Thursday, November 7 at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.

Week of: Oct 13, 2013
HSU Students Design Sustainable Energy Facility for Humboldt Bay »

On the bottom floor of Science D, a group of students sat in small groups discussing water turbidity, pH levels, mineral content and energy consumption.

Week of: Oct 06, 2013
Schatz Takes Electric Vehicle Readiness Work Abroad »

Engineers at Humboldt State’s Schatz Lab are expanding their work on electric vehicle readiness to New Delhi, India.

Week of: Sep 29, 2013
Campus Eco-Demonstration House Readies for 35th Anniversary Celebration »

Humboldt State’s Campus Center for Appropriate Technology celebrates 35 years as a university’s sustainable-living demonstration house with a day of activities Saturday, Oct. 12 on the HSU campus.

Jane Fonda to Narrate Films on California’s Environment »

Academy-Award winner Jane Fonda has joined a California team of distinguished scientists, educators and media producers, including Humboldt State University specialists, to create inspirational stories about the state’s changing natural environment.

Week of: Sep 08, 2013
HSU and Plan it Green Host Climate Expert Jorgen Randers »

Humboldt State University and Plan it Green will co-host a lecture by world-renowned climate strategist and energy specialist Jorgen Randers Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room.

Week of: Sep 01, 2013
HSU Builds on Commitment to Sustainability with STARS »

After months of collaboration among various campus groups and departments, Humboldt State has been named a top school for sustainability by STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System), a nationwide program that measures the sustainability performance of colleges and universities across the nation.

Week of: Aug 18, 2013
HSU Partners with Zimride to Offer Free Ridesharing Service »

Finding a ride to campus just got a little easier.

Week of: Aug 11, 2013
HSU Ranks Again as ‘Best in the West’ Campus »

Humboldt State University is named again a “Best in the West College” in the online guide “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” produced by the Princeton Review, a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Week of: Jul 28, 2013
Schatz Lab Leads Countywide Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Siting Study »

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

Week of: May 19, 2013
Schatz Lab Gains $95K Biomass Research Grant »

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.”

Week of: May 12, 2013
Lighting Inventory Illuminates Energy Efficiency on Campus »

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

Week of: May 05, 2013
HSU Earns Silver STARS Rating for Sustainability »

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.

Week of: Apr 28, 2013
CSU, EPA Increase Opportunities for Environmental Stewards »

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

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

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

Campus Makes Strides Against Waste »

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

Week of: Apr 21, 2013
Campus as a Living Lab Grant Program »

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

Campus Cleanup Disposes Over a Ton of Hazardous Waste »

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

Week of: Apr 14, 2013
Earth Day Forum Probes Marijuana’s Environmental Impact »

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.

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

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 »

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

HSU’s Schatz Lab Leads World Solar Foray »

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).

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