Sustainability

Apr, 2019

Build Resilience During Earth Week

In celebration of Earth Day, the Associated Students and its campus partners offer a week of speakers, workshops, documentary screenings, music, art, a group bike ride, and more.

Rising to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change: 9th Humboldt Bay Symposium

On April 11 and 12, the Humboldt Bay Symposium will be held at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka. This year’s symposium, “Rising to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change,” will feature sessions on sea-level rise, ecological restoration, ocean science, and proposed and ongoing economic development in and around Humboldt Bay.

Feb, 2019

HSU Ahead of the Sustainability Curve

A new California State University system policy establishes purchasing practices aimed at eliminating disposable plastic items while giving preference to reusable, compostable or recyclable products instead. HSU helped guide the way.

Nov, 2018

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HSU Set to Receive 884-acre Forest

Humboldt State University is on the verge of receiving an 884-acre forest near campus, which will be used for research and field experiences. The effort is possible due to a generous donation from R.H. Emmerson & Son LLC, as well as major grants from state and federal agencies.

Oct, 2018

Zero Waste Conference Coming to Humboldt State

Humboldt State’s 2018 Zero Waste Conference will feature a week of food, workshops, speakers, documentaries, panels and more, seeking to “Redefine Waste in an Age of Capitalism.”

Humboldt State Named Among the Greenest in the Nation

Humboldt State University is once again rated among the most environmentally responsible colleges by the Princeton Review, an education services company, in partnership with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and ecoAmerica.

Sep, 2018

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The Hub of HSU Student Food Programs

On any given day throughout the year, you'll find students in Room 122 picking up free, nutritious items from the food pantry, sharing meals, or simply having coffee together. This warm and welcoming space is the heart of HSU Oh SNAP! Student Food Programs.

Aug, 2018

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We're a ‘Cool School’

When it comes to sustainability, Humboldt State is doing well, according to the Sierra Club’s annual “Cool Schools” ranking.

May, 2018

Electric Vehicle Charging Available at HSU

Humboldt State University recently unveiled its first electric vehicle (EV) charging station, located next to the Schatz Energy Research Center’s “West Wing” addition.

Mar, 2018

Feb, 2018

Jan, 2018

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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.

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.

Sep, 2017

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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.

Aug, 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.

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).

Apr, 2017

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.

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.

Mar, 2017

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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.