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Humboldt State Wins National Waste Reduction Competition »

Dec 16, 2014

Humboldt State University topped over 50 universities across the country in the 2014 Game Day Challenge, a national competition that encourages waste reduction at university and college football games.

At HSU, Broad Efforts Lead to Big Water Savings »

Oct 10, 2014

As California copes with its fourth year of record low rainfall, Humboldt State is taking broad steps to reduce campus water use in its domestic and irrigation systems.

Humboldt State Continues Sustainable Speaker Series »

Sep 18, 2014

Humboldt State University presents the fall Sustainable Futures Speaker Series through Nov. 20 on the HSU campus.

(Updated with Video) HSU Takes Sustainable Ice Bucket Challenge »

Sep 15, 2014

Humboldt State students, staff and faculty took a sustainable ice bucket challenge at Trinidad Beach on Sept. 12, to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Humboldt State Participates in Global Climate March »

Sep 12, 2014

Humboldt State University will join a global climate march Sept. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. on the HSU campus.

‘Becoming California’ Premieres in September »

Sep 11, 2014

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.

HSU Receives Grant to Promote and Protect Headwaters Forest Reserve »

Aug 21, 2014

Humboldt State University and the Redwood Parks Association have received a $32,000 grant from the Bureau of Land Management and the Conservation Lands Foundation to promote stewardship of the Headwaters Forest Reserve.

Donation Dash Reduces Campus Waste »

May 30, 2014

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.

Arbor Day Tree Planting Beautifies Campus »

May 16, 2014

Humboldt State students recently joined the university’s grounds and landscaping crew to plant 20 trees around the Student Business Services building.

Telemetry Fieldwork Keeps Students On Track »

May 15, 2014

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.

Redefining Waste: Upcycled Projects Promote Learning »

May 14, 2014

Professor Lonny Grafman’s Introduction to Design class is a unique combination of engineering, sustainability and community service.

HSU Receives $5.8 Million Federal Grant for Innovative Biomass Research »

May 5, 2014

Humboldt State University, along with 15 regional partners, has received a $5.88 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct innovative biomass research.

Campus Responds to State and CSU Call to Reduce Water Usage »

May 2, 2014

Humboldt State is responding to California’s drought emergency with a series of short and long-term measures aimed at reducing water use on campus.

HSU Students Join National Real Food Challenge »

May 2, 2014

College students have notoriously bad eating habits. But what does it mean to eat healthy? And can universities do a better job of promoting it?

Humboldt State University Targets Fossil Fuels and More »

Apr 30, 2014

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.

Schatz Center Awarded $2.1 million for Lighting Global project »

Apr 25, 2014

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 »

Apr 7, 2014

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.

Virtual Green Room Promotes Eco-Friendly Living »

Mar 7, 2014

Do you know how to reduce your carbon footprint at home?

California Environmental Legacy Project Screens National PBS Film at HSU »

Feb 26, 2014

Humboldt State University will host a free public screening of “Becoming California” a public television documentary exploring man’s relationship with the environment 7 p.m. March 8 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

HSU Phases Out Single-Use Plastic Bags »

Feb 6, 2014

Paper or plastic? Pretty soon, HSU retailers won’t have to ask.

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