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HSU Showcases Groundbreaking Films from California Legacy Project »

Jan 29, 2014

Humboldt State University will screen two films produced for the California Environmental Legacy Project—a statewide multimedia initiative designed to raise public awareness about environmental change in California—Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Humboldt State Kicks Off 2014 RecycleMania Collegiate Recycling Competition »

Jan 17, 2014

Humboldt State has successfully kicked off its participation in the 2014 RecycleMania tournament, the national competition in which college campuses compete over eight weeks to see who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste.

A Look Back at Fall 2013 »

Dec 16, 2013

Fall 2013 was a big semester for Humboldt State: the university kicked-off its Centennial year with an unforgettable celebration on the Plaza; HSU students, faculty and staff made their mark both on- and off-campus and the university continued to expand its academic offerings with new programs and majors in a variety of disciplines. From student achievements to university milestones, here are some of the highlights of Fall 2013.

Campus Composting Ramps Up with Earth Tub »

Dec 6, 2013

If you buy a sandwich at Humboldt State, it’s likely to come with locally-sourced produce, maybe a roll from a local bakery, and tofu made right here in Arcata.

But what happens when that sandwich is just a crust and some mustard stains? With the recent installation of a large-scale composter known as the Earth Tub, the beginnings and ends of that sandwich can now be managed locally, too.

Humboldt State is Division Winner in National Recycling Competition »

Nov 19, 2013

Humboldt State University topped NCAA Division II & III schools competing in the 2013 Game Day Challenge, a national competition to promote waste reduction at university and college football games.

Photos: HSU Hosts Statewide Sustainability Conference »

Nov 14, 2013

Hundreds of sustainability leaders from around the state converged in Arcata Nov. 9-10 for the fall 2013 California Student Sustainability Coalition Convergence, hosted by Humboldt State. The theme of this year’s biannual conference was “Building Sustainable Communities.”

Schatz Lab to Host Biomass Energy Workshop »

Oct 23, 2013

Humboldt State University and the University of California will co-host a biomass energy workshop Thursday, November 7 at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.

HSU Students Design Sustainable Energy Facility for Humboldt Bay »

Oct 18, 2013

On the bottom floor of Science D, a group of students sat in small groups discussing water turbidity, pH levels, mineral content and energy consumption.

Schatz Takes Electric Vehicle Readiness Work Abroad »

Oct 10, 2013

Engineers at Humboldt State’s Schatz Lab are expanding their work on electric vehicle readiness to New Delhi, India.

Jane Fonda to Narrate Films on California’s Environment »

Oct 2, 2013

Academy-Award winner Jane Fonda has joined a California team of distinguished scientists, educators and media producers, including Humboldt State University specialists, to create inspirational stories about the state’s changing natural environment.

Campus Eco-Demonstration House Readies for 35th Anniversary Celebration »

Oct 2, 2013

Humboldt State’s Campus Center for Appropriate Technology celebrates 35 years as a university’s sustainable-living demonstration house with a day of activities Saturday, Oct. 12 on the HSU campus.

HSU and Plan it Green Host Climate Expert Jorgen Randers »

Sep 9, 2013

Humboldt State University and Plan it Green will co-host a lecture by world-renowned climate strategist and energy specialist Jorgen Randers Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room.

HSU Builds on Commitment to Sustainability with STARS »

Sep 6, 2013

After months of collaboration among various campus groups and departments, Humboldt State has been named a top school for sustainability by STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System), a nationwide program that measures the sustainability performance of colleges and universities across the nation.

HSU Partners with Zimride to Offer Free Ridesharing Service »

Aug 20, 2013

Finding a ride to campus just got a little easier.

HSU Ranks Again as ‘Best in the West’ Campus »

Aug 12, 2013

Humboldt State University is named again a “Best in the West College” in the online guide “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” produced by the Princeton Review, a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Schatz Lab Leads Countywide Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Siting Study »

Jul 30, 2013

For electric vehicles to take off on the North Coast, Humboldt County would need about 43 charging stations from Orick to Garberville.

Schatz Lab Gains $95K Biomass Research Grant »

May 22, 2013

The Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University has received a $95,000 state grant to continue experiments aimed at converting biomass—slash from logging and fuel reduction efforts—into energy dense “bio-coal.”

Lighting Inventory Illuminates Energy Efficiency on Campus »

May 14, 2013

Humboldt State is looking at ways to make campus lighting more energy efficient.

HSU Earns Silver STARS Rating for Sustainability »

May 10, 2013

Humboldt State University recently received a Silver Rating in STARS, a nationwide program that evaluates an institution’s programs and practices in sustainability. The rating places HSU among the nation’s leaders in sustainability.

Campus Makes Strides Against Waste »

May 3, 2013

Humboldt State University is making substantial gains in waste abatement, decreasing its solid waste disposal in 2012 by 176 tons.

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