Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.57
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date April 11, 2023

STARS v2.2

Cal Poly Humboldt
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?:

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

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_humboldt/
-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/ccat.humboldt/

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

4. Office of Sustainability
-Campus Sustainability Newsletter: https://us2.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=3ba7e0b205bc394abd820b16d&id=2d03e6c39b

5. Humboldt Energy Independence Fund
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hsuheif/

6. Cal Poly Humboldt- Although the main University social media platforms do not focus exclusively on sustainability posts, they do often post about sustainability happenings around campus.
-Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Humboldtcalpoly
-Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/humboldtpolytechnic/
-Twitter- https://twitter.com/humboldtcalpoly
-Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/calpolyhumboldt/
-Pinterest- https://www.pinterest.com/humboldtstate/

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

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?:

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 new maps are intended to be added over time.

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?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Cal Poly Humboldt’s “Guide to Sustainability,” includes fast facts about campus sustainability efforts and ways to reduce carbon, waste, energy and other impacts. The guide was provided to all incoming residential students in Fall 2022 by email. The guide can be downloaded at https://facilitymgmt.humboldt.edu/sites/default/files/22-23_guide_to_sustainability_final_version_20220803.pdf

The Green Room Virtual Tour also 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.

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 most years are provided a brochure containing information about sustainability at Cal Poly Humboldt. Trifold from Fall 2021 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 hosts a fair to promote alternative transportation options and resources to the campus community annually, typically in the fall in parallel with orientation and/or welcome events for the campus. The event showcases Humboldt Bike Share, ZipCar, local transit, bike repair demos, pedal power technologies and more.

The Humboldt Sustainability Dashboard tracks the progress of meeting the University’s sustainability goals, by featuring updated metrics for key sustainability performance areas, along with project descriptions, next steps and information on how to get involved. https://hacs.humboldt.edu

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