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February 2009 Green Campus Newsletter Issue # 37 Humboldt State University Issue 22 Watch out This Spring for New Energy Savings! This Month’s By: Sarah Schneider Headlines: It's the start of a brand new semester and the Green Campus Feature Program is back in the swing of things! With a new team made up GCP has made its of 5 student program coordinators and 11 interns, GC is determined own 2009 resolutions to help the HSU campus community save even more energy – and we’re sticking through the design and implementation of numerous energy to them! A host of efficiency projects: projects bring potential energy Light Occupancy Sensor Survey savings to the new Relight Redwood Bowl year. The Energy Detective competition • page 1• Office Energy Audit Campaign Energy Auditing Seminar In the News Arcade game miser project 2009 Energy Class Presentations Efficiency Summit Exit sign retrofit project • page 2 • Smart strip supply project Lab fume hood project GCP welcomes Max Eco-Art show Welcome Spring 2009 GCP Interns! Tanti to the team • page 3 • And don't forget to mark this down on your calendars! GCP Welcomes Jon Mitscha to the team GC will be distributing free compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and • page 4 • power strips on the UC Quad every week. In April, we will have a booth at the Sustainable Living, Arts & Music festival, and we will also be presenting at the Plan It Green Conference/Sustainable Retreat Weekend on April 4, 2009. On February 5 and 7, GC is teaming up with the HSU Extended Education Program, Richard Engel of Schatz Energy Research Center, and Dana Boudreau of the Redwood Coast Energy Authority to teach a two-day seminar entitled, Greening Our Campus: An Introduction to Energy Auditing. The seminar is open to both HSU students and community members and will consist of basic energy auditing training and an actual energy audit project of the City of Arcata's Community Center. To register for the seminar, please visit the HSU Extended Education website at http://www.humboldt.edu/extended. Green Campus Newsletter Page 2 of 4 Green Figures Finding Inspiration Green Outreach: in SO-CAL: GCP is looking forward GCP attends the to working closely with 10 for-credit Green 2009 Energy Campus interns, eager Efficiency Summit to assist with all projects great and small. By: Jamila Ghoul Green Savings: Sarah, Max, Jon, Jamila, and Kale at the Since the start of the EE Summit 2009. 2008-09 academic year, GCP has given A great way for Green Campus to kick off the new year out 420 CFLs, and has was to attend the 2009 Energy Efficiency Summit at UC helped generate Irvine. The purpose of this conference was to gather all of potential annual savings of 80,627 kWh the Green Campus interns from all 13 California and ~$13,000 through campuses together to share ideas and compare notes various campus energy about past, present and future projects. We had efficiency projects. brainstorming sessions, listened to presentations about successful projects and mingled with energy industry Green Futures: professionals. • Residence Halls Energy Competition) Members of the HSU Green Campus team presented on • Office Energy various topics. Kale talked about his experiences with the Auditing Campaign GC-led class and Sarah gave a presentation about 2009: working to institutionalize energy efficiency and sustainability through energy auditing seminars. Jon also • Plan It Green & gave a presentation on TED -- The Energy Detective. In Sustainability Retreat addition to being able to share our ideas with other Weekend April 4, 2009 campuses, we were able to add to our list of future projects, some of which include LED exit sign retrofits, dorm competitions and a light occupancy sensor survey. This semester HSU GCP has a new group of ten interns and we plan to continue with projects from last semester and begin on new projects. The conference gave the group some great ideas and we are all very excited to start putting those ideas into action! Green Campus Newsletter Page 3 of 4 Green Campus Welcomes New Program Watch For: Coordinator, Maxime Tanti CFL Tabling on the Quad: As a student studying GCP is wrapping up its Environmental Resources final push to get Engineering at Humboldt compact fluorescent State, I knew the lights out to the campus community. We are also experience of an internship giving out power strips in would be valuable. Ideally an effort to combat the job would help the dreaded phantom environment, satisfying my loads. Come see us on environmentalist side, but I the Quad, mid-day, to get yours while you can! was not about to get my hopes up, considering the scarcity of Energy Audit Seminar the Arcata job market. However, when I stumbled upon the •Feb. 5th & 7th• Green Campus Program, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I HSU GCP, in was hired first as an unpaid energy audit intern for the fall and conjunction with now a program coordinator for the spring 2009 semester. Schatz Energy Research Center and This semester I will be leading the new interns in the auditing HSU Extended Ed will process, drawing on my experiences from last semester. This host a 2-day training semester is in more of a class format and we have more interns. course. Join us for I am hoping that with the extra help we will be able to hands-on training to complete around five or more audits. In the process we will cut build skills for careers back on the energy usage of the school and increase people’s in the energy field. Thurs 2/5, 7-10pm & Sat awareness and understanding of Green Campus. 2/7, 9-5pm. Contact Ext Edu to register I will also be helping teach the workshop on energy auditing. humboldt.edu/extended The most exciting thing about this workshop is that it will include a large audit of a local building in Arcata. I have not explicitly outlined the other projects that I will be involved in with Green Campus, but I hope to do something that both advertises Green Campus and educates people about the importance of energy efficiency. For example, at the Energy Efficiency Summit this past weekend, I learned of a GCP at another school that was keeping a sandwich board out on the quad of their school that had a different energy saving tip up every day. Hopefully this semester I will be able to make a substantial contribution to Green Campus and more importantly, energy efficiency in California. -Max Newsletter Green Campus Newsletter Page 4 of 4 Green Campus Newsletter Page 4 of 4 CONTACT US: www.humboldt.edu/~greenhsu email@example.com Green Campus Welcomes New Program Program Coordinators: Coordinator, Jon Mitscha Sarah Schneider Team Lead Hi, my name is Jon Mitscha. I'm a firstname.lastname@example.org junior in the new Energy and Jamila Ghoul Climate Change option for Outreach Environmental Science. I first got email@example.com involved with Green Campus last semester as an intern and had a Kale Roberts great experience, and am very Public Relations excited to now be a Program Coordinator. firstname.lastname@example.org While at my junior college, I was inspired by my Environmental Max Tanti Biology professor to go for a science degree instead of Energy Audit Lead philosophy. I learned of the connections between energy email@example.com production and environmental problems and saw the energy Jon Mitscha field as a great way to contribute to a greener future. This is Presentation Lead when I really got excited about clean energy and conservation firstname.lastname@example.org measures. I recently attended the Green Campus Energy Efficiency Summit held at UC-Irvine and got to hear from leading environmental professionals as well as other Green Campus programs where many good ideas were presented. The knowledge they have imparted will directly benefit our university. The Summit has inspired me to think big, you have to believe to achieve! Humboldt has an established program and I know this will be a great year. I will raise awareness and hopefully inspire students The Alliance to Save Energy’s to get involved with energy auditing and be more mindful of “Green Campus Program” is their energy consumption. Energy is indispensable in our culture, funded by the ratepayers of Pacific Gas & Electric. and we are consuming at a rate that cannot be Strategic Energy Innovations sustained. Everyone wins when we treat energy with the respect is a sub-contractor of the it deserves! -Jon Green Campus Program.