Office of Sustainability

Projects

Salt Marsh Carbon Sequestration: a Baseline Study

Coastal wetlands, including salt marshes, have the potential to sequester vast amounts of carbon and store it over decennial and multi-millennial timescales.

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Saving the BLC

The main problem standing in the way of the BLC reaching its goal is that it lacks the necessary funding needed.

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Sister City Club Student Project Potential

General overview of student lead projects in Camoapa, Nicaragua as part of Arcata's sister city project and sister city club of Humboldt State University .

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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.

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Solar Rood Data Project: Arcata, California

Project attempts to quantify estimates of applicable roof areas available for photovoltaic (PV) panels and possible energy generations from such systems in the City of Arcata.

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Solid Waste Audit: Humboldt State University Residence Halls

Document contains a brief overview of solid waste generation and recycling on the campus of Humbold State University and focuses on waste audits as a method of evaluation and description of waste dive

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Solutions for the City of Arcata Regarding Non-Native Invasive Plants

Project contains brief overview of issues regarding non-native invasive plant species within Humboldt County and the development of methods aimed at raising awareness of such issues.

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Source Reduction Recommendations for the City of Arcata

Overview of existing source reduction programs for the City of Arcata along with evaluations and suggestions on possible alternative programs.

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Storm Water: Infiltrative Parking Lots

Project looks into water usage on the campus of Humboldt State University and issues pertaining to stormwater runoff as both a possible resource and environmental contaminant.

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Stream Crossing Monitoring: Evaluating Retrofitted Culverts for Fish Passage for Anadromous Fish

Project attemps to evaluate the efficiency of fish passage for selected culverts which have been either retrofitted or replaced in Humboldt County.

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Student In Action Project

Research into the development of a new course (ENVS 480/LEAD 380) for the student in action project in the environmental science department at Humboldt State University.

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Student Paper Waste Reduction

Brief discussion and research into methods to reduce overall paper usage in the academic computing labs on the campus of Humboldt State University.

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Student Powered Recreation Center

Research into the integration of exercise equipment designed to generate electrical power through human usage at the student recreation center at Humboldt State University.

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Sunny Brae Middle School Environmental Education Program

Development of an environmental education program for Sunny Brae Middle School. Program outline includes an on-site nature trail with informational signage and enhancement garden.

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Sunny Brae Nature Trail: A Project to Enhance the Area Surrounding Beith Creek and Provide Opportunities for Environmental Education

Project involves research into the enhancement of the Beith Creek nature area and possible implementation of a nature trail to increase local opportunity for environmental education of both the commun

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Sunnybrae Middle School: Heating System Options

Project looks at a problematic and ineffiecient heating system in place at Sunnybrae Middle School, and analyzes suggested improvements alernatives using final comparisons.

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Sustainable Bookstore Project

Project develops methods to improve procurement decisions and operations at the Humboldt State University campus bookstore in efforts to increase sustainable habits.

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Sustainable Campus Report

Research into writing a book about life and educational experience at Humboldt State University centered around living a sustainable life.

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Sustainable Campus: Food Source Group

General development of efforts to encourage the purchasing and use of environmentally friendly, local food for on campus services at Humboldt State University.

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Sustainable Campus: The Future Opportunities of Certified Wood for Humboldt State University

Development of resources to help understand how Humboldt State University decides what kinds of wood products to use in on campus construction products.

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Sustainable Campus: Transportation Sub-Committee

Development and research into possible methods to increase alternative transportation participation among students and staff of Humboldt State University.

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Sustainable food for Students Organic Gardening for Humboldt State University

Brief look into the possible implementation of a educational garden to be located behind the student recreation center on the campus of Humboldt State University.

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Sustainable Procurement

Humboldt State University is renowned for its investment sustainability and eco-friendliness.

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Sustainable Townhouses

Development of environmentaly concious and sustainable alternatives for the design and construction of a proposed housing development in the community of Arcata, California.

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Sustainable Transportation at HSU

Brief development of methods to increase public awarness and usage of alternative transportation resources available to Humbolt State University students and faculty.

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