Office of Sustainability

Projects

Humboldt State University Educational Vegetation Proposal

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

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Humboldt State University Fish Hatchery Elementary Education Program

Project looks at the on campus Humboldt State University freshwater fish hatchery and its possible increased use as an educational tool with particular attention paid to elementary education.

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Identifying Priority Invasive Species and Areas within the HSU Campus

Humboldt State University (HSU) is often characterized as having and encouraging an environmentally conscious culture.

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Il-Lumen-Naughty

The goal of the project is to create a comprehensive plan for sustainable lighting on campus.

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Implementing Renewable Energy to Prairie Creek Historical Fish Hatchery

Document provides review of both methods of renewable energy generation and effcient means of energy conservation. Generation methods include micro-hydro, solar, wind and hydrogen.

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Improving Composting Activities within the City of Arcata

Development of methods aimed at increasing composting activities/ rates within the city of Arcata on both the business and residential levels.

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Improving Recycling Efforts in Arcata

Attemps to improve recyling efforts in the city of Arcata through discussion and comparisons of the financial costs associated with recycling vs waste diverted to landfills.

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Improving the LK Wood Boulevard Median Landscaping to Promote Sustainability at Humboldt State University

This paper investigates landscaping alternatives for the medians along LK Wood Blvd that would not require as much fertilizer, watering, or labor as the current lawn.

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Lighting Standards: Recommendations for Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University spends almost $3 million annually on energy to serve over 7000 students, staff and faculty.

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Local Food Demand in Arcata, CA

Project attemps to assess demand for locally produced foods among area restuarants of Arcata California.

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Local Foods & Humboldt State University

The overarching goal of this project is to place Humboldt State University within the context of the local food movement.

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Local Organic Foods on Campus

Project attemps to increase the availability of local organic foods on the campus of Humboldt State University and raise awareness of their importance.

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Loleta Greywater Problem

Design project to develop a greywater treatment system for a single family household in Loleta, CA.

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Luffenholtz County Park Invasive Ivy Removal and Native Species Planting

This group investigates alternative actions that would decrease the prevalence of invasive ivy in Luffenholtz county park.

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Mad River Beach Restoration

Project strives to reduce the cover of non-native yellow bush lupine in the area adjacent to the parking lot at Mad River Beach, a well as increase the diversity and cover of native species at the pro

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Make Haste and Take Care of Your E-Waste!

General overview of issues regarding electronic waste (E-waste) along with development of methods to increase community awareness and opportunities for E-waste recycling on the campus of Humboldt Stat

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Manila Community Center Garden: Cultivating Environmental Conciousness Through a Communal Outdoor Space

Project looks into the creation of a outdoor community garden at the Manila Community Center in hopes of developing a common space for individuals to gather, interact and use to educate the local popu

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McKinleyville Land Trust Mad River Bluff Tree Thinning Project

This document identifies a small portion of the mad river bluff property, located within the mckinleyville land trust, targeted for ecosystem restoration primarily through the thinning of trees.

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McKinleyville Land Trust: Dow's Prairie Wetland

Development of a restoration plan for the area designated as wetlands located on the Dow's Creek property owned by the Mckinleyville Land Trust.

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Mitigation Banking at Jacoby Creek Land Trust

The Jacoby Creek, located in Bayside California, is the site for the proposed mitigation bank.

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Monitoring and Evaluation of the Institute of Sustainable Forestry's Smartwood Program

Student conducted community survey to assess public awareness of sustainably harvested certified forest products and willingness of community members to purchase such products.

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Motivation for Sustainable Behavior on Campus

This report explores different strategies to encourage student and faculty to adopt everyday sustainable practices.

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Mushrooms for the Campus Center for Approriate Technology

Research into the possibility of an onsite mushroom project for the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) at Humboldt State University.

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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

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