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Week of: Mar 18, 2018
Oh SNAP! Receives $77,000 Grant to Expand, Add Food Program Services »

Dedicated to helping food insecure students, Humboldt State University’s Oh SNAP! program will receive a $77,000 grant from the California State University (CSU).

Sustainable Futures Speakers Series: ‘Restoring Redwood Forests in a Changing Climate’ »
Week of: Jan 28, 2018
Zero Waste: Learning to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Redesign »

The HSU Zero Waste Conference invites the community to explore interdisciplinary approaches to sustainability on Feb. 9 and 10. This year’s theme is “Beyond Barriers: Imagining Our Zero Waste Future.”

Week of: Jan 21, 2018
Schatz Microgrid Project Wins International Energy Award »

A groundbreaking renewable energy project led by Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center won the 2018 Project of the Year Award for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Integration at the annual DistribuTECH conference held this week in San Antonio, Texas.

Food Recovery Efforts Gain Recognition »

From recycling to donating leftovers, Humboldt State has been lauded for wasting less and recovering more food through a multifaceted approach that involved several departments across campus.

Week of: Sep 17, 2017
Bike Sharing Comes to Humboldt State »

Humboldt State University, in conjunction with the city of Arcata, launched the Zagster bike share service to help students, staff, and faculty get around campus and town while reducing their carbon footprint.

More than $100,000 Donated for Green Internships »

A fund that provides students hands-on learning experience and supports HSU’s goal of being a climate positive campus just received a major boost.

Week of: Aug 20, 2017
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: Aug 13, 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).

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.

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