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The World’s Tallest Tree (on a College Campus) »

Apr 14, 2017

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.

HSU Eyes Ambitious Emission Cuts »

Mar 16, 2017

In another effort to address climate change, Humboldt State University unveiled an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, eventually, become carbon neutral.

Going for Recycling Glory »

Feb 17, 2017

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.

Students Probe Energy Savings in Coffee Cups, Mason Jars »

Jan 26, 2017

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.

Forestry Students Begin Campus-Wide Tree Census »

Oct 28, 2016

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.

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