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

STARS v2.2

Cal Poly Humboldt
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Katie Koscielak
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Mgmt
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Humboldt Energy Independence Fund

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Student fees

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:

The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund, also known by it's acronym "H.E.I.F.", is a concept championed by students whereby student fee money collects into a fund that is then available for sustainability projects on the Humboldt State University campus. Over the life of the fund (started in 2007), it has evolved from it's original intent to fund solely energy independence (e.g. energy generation) projects to now include other projects that have potential for positive natural resource, sustainability, or carbon impacts. Projects the fund has paid for in the past include a small solar array, lighting upgrades, water bottle refill stations, and compost bins, among many others. Over it's lifetime, HEIF has employed a significant number of students who have generally worked on various elements of project proposals.

A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:

The Committee is made up of 5 students and 4 faculty members. These individuals hear and vote on a wide variety of things. This may include idea papers submitted by students, whether or not to approve to implement proposals that Development groups provide and many more.

Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
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