Humboldt State University

Resources & Tools

Eco-Groovy Tips

Whether you're new to the world of sustainability or a seasoned veteran, we've got you covered. Here's a collection of ideas sure to instantly garner you some mad eco-props. See all our eco-groovy tips... »

Essential Reading

Check out this list of books that promote thoughtful and creative approaches to sustainability. The list was compiled by Dr. John Meyer, chair of the Department of Politics, with help from Dr. J. Mark Baker, coordinator of the Environment & Community master’s program, and suggestions by other faculty members. See our list of essential books... »


Want to turn your eco-dreams into realities? Check out Appropedia, a virtual greenhouse for ideas and information on appropriate technology and sustainability. Check out »

Green Jobs

Ready to get your hands dirty? Find a green job on campus or in the community and check out the real success that HSU alums have had in green fields. Learn more about green jobs... »

Green Demonstration Room

Green living is a big part of the residential experience at HSU.

Having a green room means choosing to reduce the amount of energy and water used, waste created, and consumption of limited natural resources. It also means being creative, staying healthy, saving money, making friends and having fun!

What does a Green Room look like? What should you bring – and not bring – from home to set up your own Green Room?

Click on the items in the Green Room Virtual Tour to find out!

The Graduation Pledge

The Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility is a campus tradition that started at HSU in 1987 and has since spread to campuses around the world. The Pledge is a simple, personal vow to consider the social and environmental consequences of the decisions that we make after we acquire our degree:

"I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work."

To take the pledge or to learn more about the Graduation Pledge Alliance, go to