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Resolution supporting Car Free Day


Approved 09/08/03

Whereas,      The Mission Statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University states that “The Associated Students…[shall] provide an

official voice through which students’ opinions may be expressed; and to stimulate the educational, social, physical, and cultural well-being of the University community;” and

Whereas,      The Associated Students of Humboldt State University supports and values environmental responsibility that generates ecological vitality and a common respect for our integral connection to natural resource consumption, utilization and potential depletion, and

Whereas,      The Associated Students of Humboldt State University upholds a commitment to commend and partake in acts of environmental activism that educate the community on issues of pollution, alternative means of living,, and the wise use of natural resources, and

Whereas,      The 1st Annual HSU Car-Free Day is an event dedicated to educating the campus community on alternative transportation while stressing the hazards of over-reliance upon fossil fuels and the correlating damage that Carbon Dioxide yields upon the Earth’s atmosphere, and

Whereas,      The HSU Car-Free Day advocates awareness of environmental issues and mobilizes people to actively confront one’s impact on the environment by way of fun and interactive education, and

Whereas,      The 2003 HSU Car-Free Day will be held on September 22, 2003.

Therefore be it

Resolved,      The Associated Students of Humboldt State University officially supports and commends the actions of HSU Car-Free Day, and the HSU students, faculty, staff and administrators who have taken it upon themselves to organize and facilitate this event, specifically the HSU Alternative Transportation Club and HSU Parking Services; be it further

Resolved,      The Associated Students of Humboldt State University encourages active participation in this event amongst our students, staff, and faculty; participation includes utilizing an alternative means of transportation than that of an automobile for the duration of September 22, 2003; said means of alternative transportation can include, but is not limited to, walking, bicycling, skateboarding, taking the bus, or carpooling; be it further

Resolved,      That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University recommend that this event take place within a campus parking lot to accentuate the actualization of our commitment to “Strive not to Drive”, (this recommendation holds true as long as the event organizers provide ample notice to the campus community that the specific parking lot will not be available for the duration of September 22, 2003.)

Resolved,      That copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited to, HSU President Rollin Richmond, Vice-President of Student Affairs Dr. Steven Butler, Academic Provost Richard Vrem, HSU Department chairs, the HSU Academic Senate, HSU Alternative Transportation Club, HSU’s Campus Recycling Center, the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, the HSU Parking and Transportation Committee, HSU Parking and Transportation Services, the California State Student Association, the City of Arcata, the HSU Lumberjack, and the local media.

Authored by:  Gretchen Kinney, A.S. President

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Christopher Cook, College Representative             Dusty Duley, College Representative

    Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences                   Natural Resources & Sciences

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              Kelley Kiesling                                   Gretchen Kinney

        Legislative Vice President                                   President