Fall 2010

[News]

HSU Named to Princeton Review’s List of Top Green Colleges

Environmental Research & Engineering graduate student Nathan Sanger works with HSU alum Bryce Mayall to install photovoltaic solar panels atop the Old Music Building. Environmental Research & Engineering graduate student Nathan Sanger works with HSU alum Bryce Mayall to install photovoltaic solar panels atop the Old Music Building.

HUMBOLDT STATE HAS BEEN selected as an environmentally responsible school by the Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges, which came out in April, profiles campuses that excel at preparing the next generation of “green” professionals. HSU was praised for its impressive sustainability initiatives, including the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund, the Schatz Energy Research Center and the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, as well as the university’s many hands-on learning opportunities.

“‘Hands-on’ is the modus operandi for HSU’s sustainability curriculum,” the reviewers wrote. “One hundred courses per semester specifically address the environment and sustainability, and there are opportunities for extensive research, organic farming, and a number of student-taught classes on green topics like bike maintenance, permaculture, and the all-important LEED certification.”

The guide details each institution’s commitment to building certification using USGBC’s LEED green building certification program; environmental literacy programs; sustainability in the curriculum; transportation programs such as bus passes; use of renewable energy resources; recycling and conservation programs, and much more.

“It’s a pleasure to be recognized for something that is so central to the essence of Humboldt State,” said HSU President Rollin Richmond. “Sustainability is a core principle here, and has been for many years. I hope this means that even more students who care about sustainability will find out about us and ultimately choose to study here.”

Learn More about Humboldt State’s commitment to sustainability:
humboldt.edu/green