Humboldt State University

Sustainability

Water Wars: Track Your Water Savings!

Every Sunday in the month of October, log in to this form to check off the actions you have taken to reduce your water intake. The building that takes the most action to decrease their water footprint will win a prize such as an ice cream party!

Explore the HSU Virtual Green 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!

WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY?

Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.

Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment. -US Environmental Protection Agency

THE GREEN ROOM CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

How you live in your residence hall or apartment on campus impacts Humboldt State’s sustainability efforts.

The Green Room Certification program empowers Humboldt State students to practice healthy and sustainable living habits while residing on campus. The certificate is awarded to residents for choosing to reduce the amount of energy and water used, waste created, and consumption of limited natural resources.

Choosing a greener lifestyle also helps decrease the environmental impact of Humboldt State while connecting residents to their peers, sustainability-themed courses, and student organizations.

Once certified, residents will receive a customized certificate to post on their door as a way to demonstrate their achievements and their commitment to sustainable living.

HOW TO GET CERTIFIED

1. Complete the online Green Room Certification checklist and then click on the ‘submit’ button.

2. Once submitted you will receive an email indicating your overall Green Room score.

3. A high score on the checklist will earn you a ‘Green Room Certified’ certificate, which you will be able to post on your door to show off your achievement.