Humboldt State University recognized for promoting sustainability on campus

Arcata, Ca., (KIEM)- The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has recognized Humboldt State University (HSU) as one of the top performing colleges in promoting sustainability on campus.

HSU takes part in a voluntary rating system, Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System or STARS. The ratings system evaluates a school based on the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the institution. Humboldt State has earned a gold rating.

Still, Katie Koscielak a sustainability analyst says there’s always room for improvement. In the mean time programs to engage students, and courses on the topic are flourishing.

According to a statement from HSU, “Sustainability is widely reflected in the vision and values of Humboldt State. Conserving resources, championing social responsibility, and reducing its overall carbon footprint are goals of numerous initiatives and policies. As is the case with many green endeavors at Humboldt State, students are deeply involved in creating a campus that operates with sustainability in mind.”

 

 

You can access HSU’s STARS report here: http://www2.humboldt.edu/sustainability/stars