Sustainability

Feb, 2017

Going for Recycling Glory

Students at Humboldt State are looking to grab the top spot in the 2017 RecycleMania, a contest that pits U.S. and Canadian universities against each other in a competition over which school can reduce, reuse, and recycle the most on-campus waste. The eight-week competition runs through April 1.

Jan, 2017

Students Probe Energy Savings in Coffee Cups, Mason Jars

Just bought a mason jar coffee cup at HSU and want to get the most out of it? A group of Humboldt State engineering students say you’ll have to reuse it daily for up to two weeks before a coffee drinker is saving energy compared to using paper and plastic cups.

Oct, 2016

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Forestry Students Begin Campus-Wide Tree Census

During the last week of October and first week of November, students in Professor Harold Zald’s Forest Measurements and Biometry class (FOR 210) will conduct a census of trees on the HSU campus.

HSU Among Nation’s Greenest Colleges

Humboldt State University is once again 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.

Campus Celebrates ‘Zero Waste’ Efforts at Inaugural Conference

Humboldt State’s Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness program is hosting its inaugural Zero Waste Conference, Oct. 14 and 15; a convention for engaged citizens looking to create active change in waste and consumption practices. The event is free and open to the public.

Sep, 2016

May, 2016

Donation Dash Makes it Easy to Move Out

With the end of the semester near, students from the Waste Reduction and Resources Awareness Program are partnering with local thrift stores to help students as they move out of residence halls.

Apr, 2016

Electric Vehicle Charging Network Expands on North Coast

Please Join the Redwood Coast Energy Authority and Schatz Energy Research Center to celebrate the Grand Opening of nine new public electric vehicle charging locations on the North Coast Electric Vehicle Charging Network. The ribbon cutting will be held on Thursday, April 28 from 12pm to 1 pm at St. Joseph Hospital located at 2700 Dolbeer Street, Eureka.

Mar, 2016

HSU Boosts Campus Composting

Humboldt State University is taking a big step toward reducing its food waste with the introduction of a broad food waste program that promises big results.
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Schatz Lab Team to Study Uganda’s ‘Energy Staircase’

A study in Uganda by Humboldt State University researchers will explore what happens after people make the switch from kerosene lamps to solar-powered products and how flexible financing influences adoption of off-the-grid technology.

Feb, 2016

Campus to ‘Power Down’ for Big Energy Savings

Humboldt State can save energy and reduce emissions by powering down ventilation systems, switching off office equipment and take other steps that will have cause minimal disruption and be generally unobtrusive.
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Community Garden Takes Shape

Alec Howard knew next to nothing about gardening. As a Humboldt State student now, he's focused on sustainability, greening up campus with his “HSU”-shaped community garden and growing a community along the way.

Local Food Experts Gather to Talk ‘Farm to Table’

From organic produce to specialty foods, the North Coast region is known for its focus on locally produced products. But how accessible and sustainable is healthy food in Humboldt County? Experts will gather at HSU for a daylong symposium to probe these questions and look at how food systems affect local citizens.

Dec, 2015

Nov, 2015

HSU Signs on to White House’s Campus-Focused Climate Pledge

Humboldt State University has pledged support for the White House American Campuses Act on Climate demonstrating Humboldt State's commitment to carrying out sustainability goals and supporting strong action on climate change by world leaders.

Oct, 2015

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Green Workplaces Generate Big Energy Savings

Students are helping HSU rack up thousands in energy savings while gaining skills for a green career through a statewide student-run program that promotes energy efficiency and education on college campuses.

Students Promoting ‘Kill the Cup’ Contest

It’s game on for a group of Humboldt State students who are competing against 15 other universities nationwide. The game is “Kill The Cup,” and campus culture indicates the HSU squad might be the favorite in this field.

Sep, 2015

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