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Environmental Justice and Resource Awareness at HSU’s Earth Week »

Apr 8, 2016

Humboldt State’s Student Sustainability Coalition marks Earth Week with a series of events April 18-20.

HSU Boosts Campus Composting »

Mar 30, 2016

Humboldt State University is taking a big step toward reducing its food waste with the introduction of a broad food waste program that promises big results.

Schatz Lab Team to Study Uganda’s ‘Energy Staircase’ »

Mar 4, 2016

A study in Uganda by Humboldt State University researchers will explore what happens after people make the switch from kerosene lamps to solar-powered products and how flexible financing influences adoption of off-the-grid technology.

Campus to ‘Power Down’ for Big Energy Savings »

Feb 19, 2016

Humboldt State can save energy and reduce emissions by powering down ventilation systems, switching off office equipment and take other steps that will have cause minimal disruption and be generally unobtrusive.

Community Garden Takes Shape »

Feb 12, 2016

Alec Howard knew next to nothing about gardening. As a Humboldt State student now, he’s focused on sustainability, greening up campus with his “HSU”-shaped community garden and growing a community along the way.

Local Food Experts Gather to Talk ‘Farm to Table’ »

Feb 5, 2016

From organic produce to specialty foods, the North Coast region is known for its focus on locally produced products. But how accessible and sustainable is healthy food in Humboldt County? Experts will gather at HSU for a daylong symposium to probe these questions and look at how food systems affect local citizens.

HSU Signs on to UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment »

Dec 4, 2015

Humboldt State University’s Advancement Foundation voted Thursday to become a signatory on the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

HSU Signs on to White House’s Campus-Focused Climate Pledge »

Nov 24, 2015

Humboldt State University has pledged support for the White House American Campuses Act on Climate demonstrating Humboldt State’s commitment to carrying out sustainability goals and supporting strong action on climate change by world leaders.

Green Workplaces Generate Big Energy Savings »

Oct 29, 2015

Students are helping HSU rack up thousands in energy savings while gaining skills for a green career through a statewide student-run program that promotes energy efficiency and education on college campuses.

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.

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.

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.

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