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Week of: May 03, 2009
Students Fight Against Light Pollution » The student-led Humboldt Energy Independence Fund has granted $75,000 for a Green Campus Program proposal to upgrade the Redwood Bowl stadium lighting at Humboldt State University and slash electricity consumption and light spillage.
Week of: Apr 12, 2009
SLAM Fest Gears Up for Green Living » When it comes to making sustainable living fun, no one can top Humboldt State. For 14 years HSU has been hosting the Sustainable Living Arts and Music Festival, or SLAM Fest, and it keeps getting better.
Week of: Apr 05, 2009
Campus Wins National Climate Award » Humboldt State University has been honored by the National Wildlife Federation as a winner in the annual competition _Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming_.
Week of: Feb 15, 2009
Alum Aids Green Efforts at UCLA » Despite growing up in a dense urban area, Nurit Katz remembers having a keen interest in the outdoors and environmental science as a child. Now, as sustainability coordinator for the University of California, Los Angeles, Katz is able to pursue her passions and help the campus become more ecologically friendly by applying what she learned at Humboldt State.
A New Look at Air Quality » When we think of air pollution we usually think of smog clouds covering places like Los Angeles or Mexico City. But how many people actually consider the consequences of indoor air pollution? Not many, according to Dr. Richard Corsi, HSU alum and architectural and engineering professor at University of Texas at Austin.
Week of: Feb 08, 2009
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Monitors Fill Gap in Sun Map » Arcata—Humboldt State has connected with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to become a primary data-collecting site for solar radiation.
Week of: Feb 01, 2009
Help Humboldt with Recyclemania »
Week of: Jan 25, 2009
From the Farm to the Dining Hall » The local, organic produce served at Humboldt State's main dining hall is fresh. In fact, if you're eating a salad in The J at noon, there's a good chance the lettuce was picked that same morning.
Week of: Jan 11, 2009
Online Courses Cut Carbon Emissions » There’s a moral of sorts to this story, but it’s a little tricky. Last semester, Professor David Campbell, a psychologist at Humboldt State, taught two online courses: Psychology of Critical Thinking (PSYC 100) and the Senior Seminar (PSYC 485).
Week of: Dec 14, 2008
HSU Wins Major Conservation Grant » Arcata – A team of Humboldt State University faculty and graduate students has won a $620,000 federal grant to develop water management solutions in the face of soaring population growth and rapid changes in water and land use in the rural West.
Week of: Dec 07, 2008
Student Designs May Help Developing Nations » The Full Belly Project and Humboldt State University’s Introduction to Design course hosted an open house from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at HSU. The event marked the public unveiling of seven student team designs that improve and adapt the internationally acclaimed Universal Nut Sheller (UNS) as part of an international service learning partnership.
Students Strive for Energy Independence » The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund committee recently awarded $68,000 for three student-designed projects.
Week of: Nov 30, 2008
Vote for the HSU Phantom Hunter Video » Humboldt State University's Green Campus Program recently entered a video in the National Wildlife Federation's "Campus Chill Out" competition. Students, staff, faculty and members of the HSU community can vote for the video online, increasing the chance the video is selected as the competition's winner.
Wave Energy Deemed Feasible, But Gnarly » Ocean waves are a promising source of renewable electric power for the Redwood Coast, but the policy issues are complex and will force political tradeoffs, according to a state-commissioned white paper co-authored, in part, by experts from Humboldt State.
Week of: Nov 02, 2008
Greening the Eureka Waterfront » Eureka — After five years of searching the Humboldt Bay Sustainable Living Center has found a home along the Eureka waterfront, near Halverson Park. The center will feature an eco-hostel, a conference center, office space for green businesses and non-profits as well as a 100-mile café.
Week of: Oct 19, 2008
HSU Joins Statewide Solar Partnership » Arcata – Humboldt State University has established two solar energy initiatives as part of a joint program with "California State University":http://www.calstate.edu/ and the "California Department of General Services":http://www.dgs.ca.gov/default.htm to generate eight megawatts of solar photovoltaic power and reduce the human carbon footprint.
Week of: Sep 21, 2008
Students Eye $100,000 for Energy Efforts » Arcata - The student-financed Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF) will award $100,000 this semester for student-designed energy conservation, generation or education projects. A request for proposals (RFP) is posted on the HEIF website and the HEIF Committee hosted a brainstorm kickoff on Thursday, Sept. 18 in the South Lounge, University Center, to spur student collaboration and proposals.
Week of: Sep 14, 2008
HSU Targets New Energy Savings » Arcata – Humboldt State University expects to save almost $60,000 and cut 253 metric tons of campus greenhouse gas emissions annually through two new projects funded by the Energy Efficiency Partnership with California State University and the University of California.
CCAT Celebrates as it Turns 30 » For three decades, the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) has been Humboldt State’s live-in demonstration home and education center spreading the message of sustainable living and design.
Green Wheels Brings Car-Free Day to Campus » If Green Wheels ruled the world, B Street would become a public space with green space for people to hang out, walk, and ride their bikes and boards. On Thursday Sept. 25 Green Wheels will have their wish granted for one day.
Week of: Aug 31, 2008
Students Realize ‘Hydrogen Dream’ » Humboldt State University’s new hydrogen fueling facility is the first rural station on California’s ‘Hydrogen Highway,’ and a crucial link between renewable energy and transportation fuel that started with a handful of engineering students.
Week of: Aug 24, 2008
Students Bring New Light to Africa Marketplaces » Peter Johnstone and Kristen Radecsky set out before dusk everyday for a month to walk through Kenya’s marketplaces. The two Environmental Systems graduate students were busy collecting data on kerosene lamps and collaborating with Kenyans on a safer, more economical alternative.
Week of: Aug 17, 2008
HSU Interns Grace Organic Festival » Arcata - Jessie Misha Cretser-Hartenstein traveled back to Humboldt County from the Middle East and Vanessa Vasquez is taking time off from grad school, both of them inspired to help organize the Fourth Annual Organic Planet Festival in Eureka.
Professor Explores Ecological Futures » When examining ideas like world ecological degradation and an impending dark age it’s comforting to know there’s still a flickering light of hope at the end of the tunnel.
Week of: Aug 10, 2008
Student Power Changing Energy » By the end of fall semester solar panels, signage, and student art will adorn Music Building A (the Old Music Building) thanks to the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF), a student funded energy initiative.
Student Awarded Switzer Fellowship » Arcata - Rebecca Menten, a Humboldt State graduate student in the Energy, Environment and Society program, has been awarded a prestigious Switzer Environmental Fellowship worth $15,000.
CCAT Recognized for ‘Best Practices’ » The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT), Humboldt State’s demonstration home for sustainable living, recently sent former co-director, Jeffrey Steuben to accept its award for Best Practices in Student Sustainability Program for the California State University (CSU).
Week of: Jun 22, 2008
Hydrogen-Fueled Prius Arrives at HSU » Humboldt State University has taken delivery of a hydrogen-powered Toyota Prius that will use clean hydrogen fuel produced and dispensed at a new fueling station built by the campus's internationally recognized Schatz Energy Research Center.
Week of: May 25, 2008
HSU Geographers Make Strong Showing At State Conference » More than 20 HSU geography majors, accompanied by department chair Joe Leeper, professors Joy Adams, Stephen Cunha, Dennis Fitzsimons and Chris Hayne, attended the California Geographic Society's 62nd annual Conference. Adams chaired a panel discussion on “Strategies for Mentoring and Supporting Female Students and Faculty,” along with geography students Anna Leeper, Diana Muncy, Corinne Cogger and Angela Crane. Adams was also elected to the CGS board of directors. Leeper presented “Challenges Confronting Humboldt County Agriculture” and Cunha presented “The Changing Face of Vietnam.”
Week of: May 11, 2008
Forestry & Wildland Resources Mark 10th Annual Spring Banquet » The Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources celebrated their 10th Annual Spring Banquet in the Kate Buchanan Room on Thursday, May 1. The event was beautifully catered by Twyla Henderson and her staff from University Dining Services.
Wildlife Major Wins Hearst Award » Arcata - Humboldt State University undergraduate Rani Ram will receive a $3,000 scholarship as one of 23 winners statewide of the 2008-2009 William Randolph Hearst/California State University (CSU) Trustees Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Week of: Apr 27, 2008
Riding the Green Wave » It’s summer time and the surf is calling. Most surfers will be driving up and down the beach looking for that perfect set. This summer two surfers are ditching their car and doing it right.
Business Alum Keynotes Graduation » Humboldt State University alumnus Michael Crooke (’90), a world leader of socially responsible business and former chief of Patagonia outdoor equipment, will be the Commencement speaker at all three Humboldt State University graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 17 in Redwood Bowl.

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