Green Scene Page

Nov, 2019

HSU Foundation Expands Social- and Eco-Conscious Investments

The Humboldt State University Foundation--the University’s charitable foundation--has increased its investments in socially and environmentally responsible institutional mutual funds to 26 percent. That’s well beyond the initial goal of 10 percent. And that could soon increase even more.

Feb, 2019

Lyn Risling at the Goudi'ni Gallery

Lyn Risling’s solo exhibition, "Reconnecting: A Cultural Journey", opens on Thursday, Feb. 14, with a reception, 4:30-6:30 p.m., and artist’s talk at 5 p.m., both in the Goudi’ni Gallery. The show will run through March 10.

May, 2018

Sep, 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.

Sep, 2015


From Parking Lots to Bay, Project Cleans Water Along the Way

Where there are cars, there is pollution. And when it rains, oil and other residues left behind on roads and parking lots are swept off the surface and deposited in wastewater systems virtually untouched. Thanks to a $1.4 million grant secured by the City of Arcata in collaboration with Humboldt State and the Northern Humboldt Unified School District, environment-friendly technology is addressing that problem throughout town.

Mercury Research Keeps Scientists In the Fog

Fog is as much a part of Humboldt County as the redwoods. In fact, with their unusual ability to take in water through both roots and needles, redwoods directly benefit from the mist-laden air.

Jun, 2015

HSU Recycling About to Get More Convenient

Humboldt State is one of 37 colleges and universities across the country to receive support from the Recycling Bin Grant Program, made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the Coca-Cola Foundation. The program awarded HSU with 50 recycling bins, which will be used to expand waste reduction efforts at outdoor events such as football games, concerts and club fairs.

May, 2015

Apr, 2015

Jan, 2015


HSU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop Below 1990 Levels

Electricity use accounts for nearly one quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions generated at Humboldt State, while transportation emissions from business travel, commuting, and solid waste disposal are responsible for over one third of the total. Those are two of the key findings from a comprehensive inventory of HSU’s greenhouse gas emissions, recently prepared by HSU’s Office of Sustainability.

Nov, 2014

Oct, 2014

Sep, 2014

Alumni Team Up On Founders, Gist Energy Updates

Think of Founders Hall as you might consider a classic car. Since it was first constructed in 1920, the venerable structure has undergone a variety of remodels, including paint jobs and bodywork. Still, its restoration to cherry condition remains incomplete.

'Becoming California' Premieres in September

In California a new story of environmental change is emerging. It is a story that tells how nature and civilization are no longer adversaries but partners, together creating healthy environments amid vibrant economies.

Aug, 2014

May, 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.