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Oh SNAP! Receives $77,000 Grant to Expand, Add Food Program Services »

Mar 20, 2018

Dedicated to helping food insecure students, Humboldt State University’s Oh SNAP! program will receive a $77,000 grant from the California State University (CSU).

Zero Waste: Learning to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Redesign »

Feb 1, 2018

The HSU Zero Waste Conference invites the community to explore interdisciplinary approaches to sustainability on Feb. 9 and 10. This year’s theme is “Beyond Barriers: Imagining Our Zero Waste Future.”

Food Recovery Efforts Gain Recognition »

Jan 25, 2018

From recycling to donating leftovers, Humboldt State has been lauded for wasting less and recovering more food through a multifaceted approach that involved several departments across campus.

Schatz Microgrid Project Wins International Energy Award »

Jan 24, 2018

A groundbreaking renewable energy project led by Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center won the 2018 Project of the Year Award for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Integration at the annual DistribuTECH conference held this week in San Antonio, Texas.

More than $100,000 Donated for Green Internships »

Sep 21, 2017

A fund that provides students hands-on learning experience and supports HSU’s goal of being a climate positive campus just received a major boost.

Bike Sharing Comes to Humboldt State »

Sep 20, 2017

Humboldt State University, in conjunction with the city of Arcata, launched the Zagster bike share service to help students, staff, and faculty get around campus and town while reducing their carbon footprint.

HSU Signs Letter of Commitment to Paris Agreement »

Aug 24, 2017

Humboldt State University has signed on to a statement of support for the principles and targets of the Paris Agreement. The letter is from mayors, governors, university leaders, and businesses from across the country.

HSU Sustainability Efforts Earn Gold Rating »

Aug 18, 2017

Humboldt State University has earned a STARS gold rating in recognition of its sustainability efforts and achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Greening Up Your Move Out »

Apr 28, 2017

Local charities are set to take advantage of would-be trash as hundreds of students prepare to move out of campus residence halls and donate tons of household items, and office and school supplies.

HSU Recognized for Food Waste Reduction Work »

Apr 25, 2017

Efforts to keep HSU’s trash to a minimum are getting noticed by statewide sustainability leaders.

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.

HSU Among Nation’s Greenest Colleges »

Oct 21, 2016

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 »

Oct 7, 2016

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.

Pedal Easy: The Student-run Bike learning Center Wants to Help You Ride »

Sep 9, 2016

Have your bike gears suddenly stopped shifting, making you extra sweaty on your commute to campus? Or maybe your brakes have been getting looser, making you worried about riding through busy intersections.

HSU Surpasses Trash Reduction Goals »

May 13, 2016

Students, staff, and faculty at Humboldt State University are stingy with their trash.

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