Sustainability: Resources

Local Community Partners

Humboldt Waste Management Authority Food Waste Program: The source for details on the Humboldt County food waste diversion effort and updates on the Food Waste Digester Project.

REPOWER Humboldt: The Redwood Coast Energy Authority and SERC have drafted a strategic plan to decrease dependence on imported energy and increase local renewable energy production.  Check out the latest draft released spring 2013.

Campus Resources

Schatz Energy Research Center: The Schatz Energy Research Center, also known as SERC, is researching renewable energy, energy efficiency, hydrogen energy systems and much, much more, right here at Humboldt State. 

Self-Guided Sustainability Tour: This downloadable brochure presents a self-guided walking tour of the sustainability features at Humboldt State.  Learn more about innovative campus initiatives like the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT), the Hydrogen Fueling Station, and many more.  This tour was developed by Erin Figueroa as part of her for-credit internship in the Office of Sustainably.  (More about Office of Sustainability internships can be found here.) 

Green Room Certification: Learn more about what Housing and Dining are doing to reduce the impact of living on campus.

Videos on Recycling:  Here are two Humboldt State student productions highlighting waste diversion on campus: Garbage is Garbage and Day of the Wasteman.

Resources for Universities

AASHE: Humboldt State is an AASHE member giving all students access to AASHE’s Resource Center which has an extensive collection of policy databases, best practices, case studies, planning and assessment tools, surveys, reports, how-to guides, job descriptions, campus profiles, and many other invaluable resources.  Just create an account using your Humboldt email address.

STARS: STARS is also a resource for what other universities are doing nationwide to promote sustainability.  Under STARS Institutions,  STARS posts all the responses from rated institutions to all the questions asked in the STARS assessment.  The  Green House Gas Emissions report for STARS can be downloaded here.

CSU Commitment to Sustainability: Stay up to date with what CSU and other campuses are doing about sustainability.

Sustainability Course Listing

Follow these links to working inventories of sustainability-related and –focused courses, developed by the Sustainability Steering Committee.

Sustainability-Focused Courses 2015-2016 >>

Sustainability-Related Courses 2015-2016 >>

Sustainability-Focused Courses 2011-2012 >>

Sustainability-Related Courses 2011-2012 >>

To see an explanation of how the course lists were created and how courses are identified in the Catalog or Class Schedule download the PDF document here.

Project and Document Database

This is a searchable database that includes student projects developed by ENVS classes and documents from Office of Sustainability projects and internships.  Search out your areas of interest or send us your documents to add to the database.

View Project and Document Database >>