Aug, 2011


Humboldt State Team Scores World Energy First in Bhutan

A Humboldt State University team in Bhutan has completed the first installation of Smart Grid devices called GridShares with the specific purpose of enabling rural electricity users to stabilize their own electricity grids and curb damaging brownouts.

Alumni Help Anchor Waste Management Forum

Five Humboldt State University alumni will join other experts in the waste management field and luncheon presenters Assemblyman Wes Chesbro and Maggie Gainer of Gainer & Associates at a Zero Waste Innovation Forum at noon on Friday, Aug. 19, at Arcata’s D Street Neighborhood Center at 13th & D Streets.

Jun, 2011

May, 2011

HSU, Green Diamond Join in Milestone Biomass Research

Humboldt State University, Green Diamond Resource Company, Korbel, CA, and 10 other partners are teamed under a $5.3 million federal research and development grant to evaluate forest biomass-timber slash and other harvesting waste-as an energy-efficient source of feedstock to produce biofuels and other bio-products.

Apr, 2011


Schatz Center Makes Its First Foray into Middle East

Humboldt State University's Schatz Energy Research Center, long-established internationally with links to Asia, Africa, Central America, Europe, Canada and Mexico, is making its first technology transfer to the Middle East.

HSU Named a Princeton Review "Green College"

Humboldt State University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review ( The well-known education services company selected HSU for inclusion in the just-released second annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition." This is the second year that HSU has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability.

Mar, 2011

New Partnerships Have Schatz Lab Exploring New Biomass Energy

As the Schatz Energy Research Center settles into its new building, researchers have welcomed a new piece of equipment as well. The machine–a torrefier–is on loan from Renewable Fuel Technologies (RFT), a San Mateo, Calif., start-up business, and is used to transform biomass into renewable energy. RFT and the center are expected to have the machine up and running in late March.

HSU Hosts Lamberson Ecology Lecture

Alan Hastings, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at UC Davis, will deliver the second annual Lamberson Ecology Lecture at Humboldt State University on Tuesday, April 5 in room 162, the Native American Forum in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building.

Feb, 2011


Students Boost Area Marine Research

Humboldt State University undergraduates are busy investigating local water quality, marine sedimentation and ocean nutrients under a CSU pilot project that harnesses federal work/study funds. Student research is under way at multiple locations, including Humboldt Bay, the Eel River and off Trinidad Head.

Jan, 2011


Hackett Weighs Latest in Environmental Economics

Humboldt State University Economics Professor Steve Hackett has produced a new and completely revised edition of his wide-ranging textbook, “Environmental and Natural Resources Economics.”

HSU Lecturer Surveys Ecological Research

Humboldt State University lecturer and alum (’88, ’92) Jeffrey Dunk will deliver a free public lecture on conservation and learning on Thursday, January 27, at 5 p.m. in Van Duzer Theatre. An informal reception in the theatre lobby will follow.

Dec, 2010


HSU’s JackPass Program Celebrates Millionth Rider

Humboldt State University’s JackPass Program, which allows students unlimited free rides on all Humboldt County buses, celebrated its 1 millionth rider on Thursday with the arrival of the 2:24 p.m. Arcata & Mad River Transit’s Red Route.

HSU Lauded for Campus Water Conservation

Humboldt State University won the top spot among college campuses looking to reduce water use in residence halls as part of the inaugural Campus Conservation National competition.

Nov, 2010

Environmental Science students team up to host Free e-Waste Collection

Whether it’s a busted space heater or an old cell phone, most people have electronic waste – or e-waste – taking up space in their homes. What most people may not know is that recycling e-waste properly can have a positive impact on social and environmental conditions throughout the world.

Oct, 2010

Unique HSU Degree Gains Unanimous Reaccreditation

The Department of Sociology’s Master’s Degree in Public Sociology, Ecological Justice and Action at Humboldt State University, one of only two such programs nationwide, has been reaccredited until 2017 as a “very innovative and successful” curriculum.

HSU Top Scholar Urges Interdisciplinary Agriculture

Humboldt State Wildlife Management Professor Matthew Johnson, HSU’s 2009/2010 Scholar of the Year, will deliver a free public lecture, “Farms & Feathers: Linking Bird Conservation, Agriculture, and Education,” on Wed., Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. in Van Duzer Theater. An informal reception will follow in the theater lobby.

Sep, 2010

HSU, CR Host Book-of-the-Year Launch

Kicking off the public side of the 2010/2011 Book of the Year program, Humboldt State University will sponsor a conscious-eating film series starting Wed., Oct. 13, and HSU and College of the Redwoods will host the authors of Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet at CR’s Science Night at its Eureka campus on Fri., Oct. 22.

Less is More in Student Energy Competition

Humboldt students are aiming to take the top slot in a new national energy competition this November. The name of the game is the Campus Conservation Nationals. And to win, they must “compete to reduce.”

Recycling Program Gets New Name, Focus

With an eye toward reducing waste, the recycling program on campus has a new name. The Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program (WRRAP), formerly the Campus Recycling Program, has changed its title to better reflect the focus of its work.