Office of Sustainability

Projects

Native Plant Habitat Restoration on Humboldt State University Campus

This group hoped to increase habitat for native vegetation across campus to not only improve the aesthetic quality of campus but decrease maintenance.

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Natural Resources Building Redwood Native Plant Habitat Restoration at Humboldt State University

The Natural Resources building at Humboldt State University serves as a hub for students involved in the Environmental Protection and Environmental Science programs.

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Oak Woodlands: The Importance of Prescribed Burns in Restoration

Oak woodlands are declining throughout California, particularly in Humboldt County, due to the effects of fire suppression.

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Paper Reuse Project

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

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Paper Work

A look at the paper usage on the campus of Humboldt State University with particular attention paid to methods aimed at reducing paper consumption in academic computing labs.

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Parking Services Carbon Reduction

This project seeks to set the groundwork for the implementation of strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of the parking services at Humboldt State University.

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Pilot Compost Pickup Program

Project looks at development of a program to increase composting awareness and decrease the amount of organic waste being sent to landfills from multi-dwelling housing units in the City of Arcata.

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Post Carbon Humboldt County, CA: Biophysical Research for Humboldt Outpost Group

Development of an inventory for the biopysical and environmental resources of Humboldt County including water, soils, hydrology, wind, solar and energy.

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Presidents Climate Commitment

A look at the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and selected initiatives aimed at overall reduction in green house gas emissions and environmental impact of the

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Promoting Alternative Transportation at HSU

This paper compared different activities that would to encourage behavior change to alternative means of transportation to and from campus.

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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.

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Purchasing Group: Recycled Paper Project

Project looks into the procurement policy of Humboldt State University with particular respect to printing paper used on campus.

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Rain Water Collection: Is water conservation necessary within the city of Arcata?

Project looks at the issues surrounding rain water collection and reuse within the city and surrounding community of Arcata.

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Rainwater Catchment Proposal

This project investigates the possibility of implementing water catchment on campus to provide non potable water for WRRAP to use to maintain compost.

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Recommended Water Conservation Measures for the City of Arcata

General overview of the water resources for the City of Arcata, state conservation measures, related organizations and possible methods to increase conservation.

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Recycle-a-rama: Increasing Waste Awareness at HSU

Document looks at the current state of affairs and programs relating to recycling and diversion of waste from landfills currently in place for Humboldt State University (at the time of writing).

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Recycling at the Endeavor

A brief overview of recycling benefits and how waste is treated at the Arcata Endeavor, a primary shelter which offers meals and services to anyone in need within the community.

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Recycling Improvement Initiative: Steps Towards Residence Hall Sustainability

Overview of the waste reduction and recylcing resources for the residence halls of Humboldt State University and efforts to increase availability of resources to students.

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Redwood Creek National Watershed Center's Region of Focus

Development of suggested region of focus for the Redwood Creek National Watershed Center located in the former Prairie Creek Fish Hatchery near orick California.

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Redwood Creek National Watershed Center: Watershed Training, Conferences, and Book List

Document contains a general survey of the existing local and national watershed training programs, conferences and literature available at the time of writing.

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Redwood Restoration: A Project in Thinning Young Redwood Stands

The goal of this project was to accomplish thinning of a half-acre section of second growth redwood while still maintaining 40% SDI on the strand.

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Reforest Concepcion Tutuapa: Developing a Sustainable Society for the Future

Discussion on the environmental, social, economic and political issues surrounding deforestation and the lack of sustainable resource management in the country of Guatemala.

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Renewable Energy Fair/ Sustainable Living Fair: Campaign Design and Field Analysis

Project documents student experience directing the annual Renewable Energy/ Sustainable Living Fair on the campus of Humboldt State University for 2002 and 2003.

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