Sustainability

Jun, 2022

May, 2022

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Cal Poly Humboldt student Katie Miller, Health Educator Ravin Craig, and  Art Professor Stephen Nachtigall.

Stewards Of Sustainability

Recognizing the innovation, collaboration, and leadership of students, faculty, and staff who are advancing sustainability on campus.

Apr, 2022

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Bee pollinating a California lilac

Laying the Groundwork for Climate Resilience

With an eye on a warming planet and the North Coast’s future, Cal Poly Humboldt is turning its attention groundward with a new project designed to create a more resilient landscape in the face of climate change. 

Jan, 2022

The Plan for a Carbon-Free Cal Poly Humboldt

In response to the mounting effects of global climate change, Cal Poly Humboldt has released a draft update of its Climate Action Plan (CAP 2.0). A valuable tool for University-wide climate resilience planning, the CAP 2.0 is a roadmap to guide Cal Poly Humboldt towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2045.

Speaker Series: Environmental Hazards, Offshore Wind Energy, and Children's Rights

Humboldt State University’s Sustainable Futures speaker series (SFSS) kicks off January 27 at 5:30 p.m. with Jill Lindsey Harrison, author of "From the Inside Out: The Fight for Environmental Justice within Government Agencies." Plus, Alison Bates, who will share research on the social acceptance of offshore wind energy, and Andrea Rodgers, who will discuss on children’s fundamental rights, the climate crisis, and the call for judicial branch engagement.

New Minor Offers Education in Sustainability for Every Major

Humboldt State University has launched a new minor that transcends disciplines and can complement any undergraduate major. Starting this Fall, the Sustainability minor will explore real-world problems from a variety of academic perspectives, incorporating curricula from across the natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities and the arts.

Nov, 2021

Helping Set the Gold Standard for Green Colleges

Once again, Humboldt State University has been named a “Green College” by The Princeton Review. The education services company included HSU in their 2022 edition of The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges, released this October.

Sep, 2021

HSU Named a Green ‘Cool School’ Again

For the fourth year in a row, Humboldt State University has been named a “Cool School” by the Sierra Club magazine’s annual ranking of sustainability among North America’s greenest colleges and universities.

Jun, 2021

HSU Continues Polytech Push with Plans for Several New Programs

Drawing on its strengths in STEM, environmental and social responsibility, and experiential learning, Humboldt State University has submitted documentation of its intent to launch several new and innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs as soon as Fall 2022 and Fall 2023.

Apr, 2021

May, 2020

HSU Sustainability Champions Announced

Sustainability is the recognition that humanity is a part of the natural world, not separate from it, and that healthy social and economic systems depend on the health and resilience of ecological systems.

Jan, 2020

Dec, 2019

Nov, 2019

Zero Waste Conference Coming to Humboldt State

Humboldt State’s Fourth Annual Zero Waste Conference will feature a week of food, workshops, speakers, documentaries, and more, seeking to “Rethink, Reshape, Reclaim Systems for a Waste Revolution.”

Oct, 2019

Schatz Center Report Exposes the Dirty Footprint of Backup Generators

A report from Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center describes the scale of backup generator (BUGS) use, and the associated pollutant emissions, in economically developing countries worldwide. This study is the first global report on BUGS -- and the first step in understanding how and where these generators might most effectively be replaced with renewable energy.

Schatz Center Report Exposes the Dirty Footprint of Backup Generators

A report from Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center describes the scale of backup generator (BUGS) use, and the associated pollutant emissions, in economically developing countries worldwide. This study is the first global report on BUGS -- and the first step in understanding how and where these generators might most effectively be replaced with renewable energy.

Sep, 2019

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Humboldt a ‘Cool School’

For the second consecutive year, Humboldt State University lived up to its green reputation by being named #81 in the Sierra Club magazine’s annual ranking of eco-savvy colleges.

Jul, 2019

May, 2019

Humboldt State named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business

The League of American Bicyclists recognized Humboldt State with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place alongside 1,266 bike-forward businesses and organizations across the country committed to building a more Bicycle Friendly America.

Apr, 2019

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Winning Idea: Plastics Turned Into Tiles

What’s to be done with the disposable plastics that are cluttering landfills and waterways? Humboldt State’s School of Business students asked themselves that question, and in just a few months, they made an idea a winning reality at the Future Four and More, a CSU-wide business competition that takes place every year at Sacramento State.