Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.07
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date May 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Humboldt State University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Aileen Yoo
Director of News & Information
Marketing & Communications
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

1. Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program (WRRAP)
-Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/wrrapHSU/
-Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/wrrap_hsu
-Pinterest- https://www.pinterest.com/wrrap_hsu

2. Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT)
-Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/campuscenterforappropriatetechnology
-Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/ccathsu/
-Twitter- https://twitter.com/CCATHSU

3. Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC)
-Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/schatzcenter

4. Office of Sustainability
-Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/hsusustainability/

5. Humboldt Energy Independence Fund
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hsuheif/?ref=br_rs

6. Humboldt State- Although the main HSU social media platforms do not focus exclusively on sustainability posts, they do often post about sustainability happenings around campus.
-Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/HumboldtState/
-Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/humboldtstate/
-Twitter- https://twitter.com/humboldtstate
-Pinterest- https://www.pinterest.com/humboldtstate/

In addition to social media, the campus hosts at least two sustainability focused newsletters, through both the Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) at http://schatzcenter.org/docs/SchatzEnergy-S19news.pdf and the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) at https://ccat.humboldt.edu/news.


Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

In the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building, a display highlights the building's sustainability features, which include rainwater catchment, passive solar heating, sustainable building materials and LEED Gold certification.

Numerous projects of the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF) host signage throughout the campus, including a sign affixed to the Music A building that features information about a PV solar installation and details the amount of power captured by the array on a daily basis. In addition, bottle filling stations and hand dryer signage in the Library tell the story and impact of these projects, among others.

The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology’s signs, which discuss appropriate technology, can be found throughout its grounds and facilities. Additionally, the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology maintains a pick-your-own vegetable garden complete with signage indicating the various forms of sustainable agriculture the center practices.

There is also an interpretive sign above the Earth Tub, and "Go for the Win, Use the Right Bin" responsible waste disposal signage.


Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The University hosts a self-guided tour of sustainability sites on the Office of Sustainability website at https://facilitymgmt.humboldt.edu/sustainability-maps-tours, for which some sites are now outdated.

In addition, Geospatial Science students have developed a version of the HSU WebMap that provides campus locations and information for a variety of sustainability attributes, including bike share, ride share, compost bins, student sustainability organizations, and completed Humboldt Energy Independence Fund projects. Access this map and toggle sustainability layers on the left hand side of the page at http://gsp.humboldt.edu/HSUMap/CampusMap.html.


Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

HSU hosts a webpage called the HSU Green Room Virtual Tour that provides campus users with behavior and action recommendations such as green cleaning, sustainable transportation, clothes washing, energy efficiency and more. This guide can be found at https://www.humboldt.edu/greenroom/ and is made available to Residents, among in other sustainability publications.

In addition, during move-in, new students were given a sustainability gift consisting of a reusable water bottle, an OZZI token (a token exchangeable for a reusable food container), a reusable backpack, and a trifold containing information about sustainability at HSU. Trifold is attached below as additional documentation to support the submission.


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

The Office of Sustainability and Parking Services hosted a fair to promote alternative transportation options and resources to the campus community. The event showcased Zagster bike share, ZipCar car share, ZimRide, electric cars and bikes, HSU Cycling Club and bike repair demos, and community groups offering information and resources. Attendees also learned about Jack Pass bus service, Homeward Bound, and preferential parking for carpools.


Additional documentation to support the submission:

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