Humboldt State attracts students who care about preserving our environment. "Sustainability" isn't just a buzzword here, it's something our students learn about and practice daily. Sustainability is a topic in the classes where you'd expect it, but also in Engineering, English, Economics, Psychology, Sociology and many other fields.
For three decades, students at our eco-conscious demonstration house, called the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, have been exploring ways to live lightly on the planet. (They're pictured building a cob bench using sand, clay, straw and water.) We also have a student-led recycling and composting program, and our Schatz Energy Research Center has a national reputation for work related to renewable energy.
Our new hydrogen-fueling station, which students helped design and build, provides clean fuel for a hydrogen-powered Toyota Prius. We also recently received LEED Gold certification for our Behavioral and Social Sciences building's sustainable features, and our new Kinesiology & Athletics Complex is built to LEED Silver standards.
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