Office of Sustainability


Daylighting McFarlan Creek

Our project provides a combination of restoration and education by employing research in the science field.

Proposal for Sustainable Agriculture Course

This document is a proposal for a Sustainable Agriculture course to be taught at HSU. It documents the need for the course and the student and faculty interest on the topic. It also documents the progress that has been made as well as where the proposal currently stands.

Compostable Utensil Evaluation and Feasibility Report for Humboldt State University

Plastic poses environmental, health and social impacts from everyday use of products. In this paper we have identified the main sources of cutlery options and evaluated the associated environmental impacts of silverware, plastic, bio-plastic, and wooden utensils.

Native Landscaping Comprehensive Report

For our Capstone Project, we worked with The Friends of the Dunes (FOD) to collect information and data about the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center’s (HCNC) natural landscaping program to compile into a living document.

Energy Analysis: HSU's Natural History Museum

The goal of this analysis is to provide HSU's Plant Operations Department with a concise analysis of feasible options for off-setting the energy currently being purchased from PG&E at HSU's Natural HIstory Museum.

Paper Reuse Project

The goal is to reduce the amount of paper waste on campus by adopting sustainable cradle to cradle processes.

Electronic Waste at Humboldt State University

This report investigates receptacles and locations for encouraging and educating about diverting electronic waste from the main waste stream.

Social Marketing of the Redirection of HSU's Waste Stream

Many campus community members are unclear as to what is compostable, whit is recyclable, and what is truly trash.

Humboldt State University Educational Vegetation Proposal

Project looks at the need for increased educational opportunities with respect to campus landscaping at Humboldt State University.

Website on Sustainability at Humboldt State University

Development of a website dedicated to improving communication and available resources for those interested in sustainability oriented issues and projects at Humboldt State University.


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