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Students Promoting ‘Kill the Cup’ Contest »

Oct 2, 2015

It’s game on for a group of Humboldt State students who are competing against 15 other universities nationwide. The game is “Kill The Cup,” and campus culture indicates the HSU squad might be the favorite in this field.

LED Lights Generate Savings, Reduce Emissions »

Oct 2, 2015

A partnership between HSU and the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) is saving the campus money and reducing carbon emissions one light bulb at a time.

Major California River Now ‘Ultimate Teacher’ for HSU Science Students »

Sep 3, 2015

The Klamath River is a massive, breathtaking, and complex system with its own unique ecology and affected by political, economic, and cultural factors. It’s home to diverse communities including Native American tribes, farmers, and fishermen.

HSU Recycling About to Get More Convenient »

Jun 30, 2015

Humboldt State is one of 37 colleges and universities across the country to receive support from the Recycling Bin Grant Program, made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the Coca-Cola Foundation. The program awarded HSU with 50 recycling bins, which will be used to expand waste reduction efforts at outdoor events such as football games, concerts and club fairs.

For Local Charities, Student Move-out Trash is Treasure »

May 7, 2015

Humboldt State is partnering with local volunteers and charities next week to ensure that students moving out of the residence halls have a minimal impact on the environment and the community.

Fallen Redwood Tree Donated to Local Native American Tribes »

Apr 24, 2015

Humboldt State University has donated a redwood tree that fell on the Campus Apartments to two local Native American tribes—the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria and the Wiyot Tribe.

Humboldt State Featured in Princeton Review’s Green Colleges Guide »

Apr 17, 2015

Humboldt State University has again been named among the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features HSU in the 2015 edition of its book, The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges.

Speakers Explore Energy, Environment, and Society »

Feb 19, 2015

The spring edition of HSU’s popular Sustainable Speaker Series continues through April with a variety of lectures on topics ranging from clean energy, environmentalism, to climate activism.

HSU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop Below 1990 Levels »

Jan 22, 2015

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.

Humboldt State Wins National Waste Reduction Competition »

Jan 14, 2015

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.

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