Get Involved

Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real-world issues such as waste reduction, energy efficiency, and encouraging environmentally sound practices on campus and in the community.

Here are a few ways to get involved:

The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT)

The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) is an eco-demonstration live-in home where students learn how to live sustainably. ESM students have been actively involved in CCAT, either as CCAT residents or or getting hands-on experience about appropriate technologies and methods for living lightly on the earth. For example, research by ESM students has inspired technologies and demonstrations of photovoltaic and wind electric systems, a solar hot water system, a greenhouse passive heating system, a composting privy, a greywater system, and organic gardens. Visit their website to learn more.

Geospatial Club

Students interested in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing can join the Geospatial Club. The club is also the Humboldt Student Chapter of American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS), the professional society for geospatial professionals. The Humboldt Student Chapter, one of the few in the West, provides an opportunity to become involved in the community of geospatial professionals while still a student. The club is comprised of students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, including environmental science and management, geology, geography, wildlife, and anthropology. Where applicable, the club also provides funding to support members interested in attending and presenting at conferences and industry related events. Club members also partake in geospatial meet-ups and outdoor events, such as geocaching.

Center Activities

A non-profit organization providing fitness, leisure, outdoor and aquatic activities to Cal Poly Humboldt students and the local community. Center Activities encompass the Outdoor Program, the Student Recreation Center and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.

Natural Resources Club

Students can volunteer for a variety of local government agencies and non-profit organizations. Every Saturday there are events that could include stream bank stabilization, invasive plant removal, highway and coastal clean-ups, spawning ground replenishment,and trail-work. To find out more go to visit the Natural Resources Club on the Humboldt Clubs

Redwood Chapter of Environmental Educators & Interpreters (RCEEI)

This student-run chapter of the National Association of Interpretation is full of opportunities for environmental educators, scientists, communicators, speakers, child development majors and others from just about any department on campus to participate in local community environmental education.