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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.

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