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.
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.
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.”
Humboldt State University and the University of California will co-host a biomass energy workshop Thursday, November 7 at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.
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.
Engineers at Humboldt State’s Schatz Lab are expanding their work on electric vehicle readiness to New Delhi, India.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finding a ride to campus just got a little easier.
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.
For electric vehicles to take off on the North Coast, Humboldt County would need about 43 charging stations from Orick to Garberville.
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.”
Humboldt State is looking at ways to make campus lighting more energy efficient.
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.
The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
What role do native bees play in local crop pollination? And should local farmers establish better habitats to support them?
Humboldt State University is making substantial gains in waste abatement, decreasing its solid waste disposal in 2012 by 176 tons.
The following was provided by the California State University Chancellor’s Office:
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.
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.
Humboldt State is continuing its commitment to sustainability and environmental protection with a number of events celebrating Earth Day, Monday, April 22.
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).
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.
HSU is revamping its geospatial curriculum to better prepare students for careers in the geospatial sciences.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Humboldt State University is building on its commitment to sustainability with two new programs that support green living and learning.
Starting Feb. 4, Humboldt State will join campuses around the United States and Canada for RecycleMania, a friendly competition to promote waste reduction activities at college and university campuses.
Hydrogen experiment kits created by Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center are now being used by chemistry students at the Florida Institute of Technology.
Humboldt State University topped NCAA Division II and III schools in the 2012 Game Day Challenge, a national competition to promote waste reduction at university and college football games.
Humboldt State has been named a top vegan friendly school by peta2, the youth animal rights program at PETA.
Humboldt State will hold a free e-waste drop off event for HSU students, faculty and staff Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Student Business Services parking lot.
On a recent Thursday evening, students in Professor Lonny Grafman’s engineering 215 class gathered in Science D to present their design projects.
HSU students are making it easier for you to go green. The Humboldt State chapter of PowerSave Green Campus recently launched a blog with news, events and tips on how to be environmentally conscious.