Sustainability

Apr, 2015

Feb, 2015

Jan, 2015

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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.

Oct, 2014

Sep, 2014

'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.

Telemetry Fieldwork Keeps Students On Track

Offering non-stop service from Alaska to New Zealand, the bar-tailed godwit’s journey is one of the more interesting stories to come out of scientists’ use of telemetry. Applications of the simple but effective tracking technique, however, benefit researchers in many less documented day-to-day projects.

Apr, 2014

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Humboldt State University Targets Fossil Fuels and More

Humboldt State University’s charitable foundation has adopted an expansive new policy to strictly limit its holdings in a variety of industries, including companies directly or indirectly involved in fossil fuels. And through its “Humboldt Investment Pledge” is urging other foundations to do more to clean up their investments.
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Schatz Center Awarded $2.1 million for Lighting Global project

Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center has been awarded a pair of grants totaling more than $2 million from the World Bank Group to support its continued involvement in the Lighting Global initiative. Lighting Global and its sister programs, Lighting Africa and Lighting Asia, support the development of commercial markets for solar charged off-grid lighting products that are affordable to low income people in developing countries.

HSU Hosts Free E-Waste Event for Campus Community

E-Waste is the name given to computers, televisions, stereos, copiers, cell phones and other electronics nearing the end of their “lifecycles.” Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled. Unfortunately, discarded electronics is one of the fastest growing segments of our nation’s waste stream.

Mar, 2014

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