Sustainability Archive

Week of: Aug 17, 2014
HSU Receives Grant to Promote and Protect Headwaters Forest Reserve »

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.

Week of: May 25, 2014
Donation Dash Reduces Campus Waste »

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.

Week of: May 11, 2014
Redefining Waste: Upcycled Projects Promote Learning »

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

Telemetry Fieldwork Keeps Students On Track »

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.

Arbor Day Tree Planting Beautifies Campus »

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

Week of: May 04, 2014
HSU Receives $5.8 Million Federal Grant for Innovative Biomass Research »

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.

Week of: Apr 27, 2014
Humboldt State University Targets Fossil Fuels and More »

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.

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?

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

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.

Week of: Apr 20, 2014
Schatz Center Awarded $2.1 million for Lighting Global project »

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.

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.

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