More than $100,000 Donated for Green Internships - Humboldt State Now

More than $100,000 Donated for Green Internships

A fund that provides students hands-on learning experience and supports HSU’s goal of being a climate positive campus just received a major boost.

Humboldt State University’s Advancement Foundation board – which is made up of volunteers and donors who work to raise money for the University and advocate for philanthropy – recently helped raise nearly $107,000 for the Go Green Fund. The fund provides internships for students working on clean energy projects across campus, giving them valuable real world experience as they evaluate energy use and make suggestions for reducing energy use. The fund also provides resources to pay for sustainability improvements identified by the Go Green interns.

Launched in 2015 by the HSU Advancement Foundation, the Go Green Fund will make it possible for students to play a vital, hands-on role in implementing the University’s Climate Action Plan, which includes strategies to ease the campus’ ecological footprint. This work might include things like more efficient lighting, reduced heating costs, and better monitoring of utility usage.

“Donors gave generously to help HSU students make our campus greener and more sustainable. A special thanks to everyone who helped make this campaign a success,” says Foundation Board member and Chair of the Philanthropy and Advocacy Committee Laura Fisher (Geology, ‘84).

The Go Green student-interns, in collaboration with HSU’s Office of Sustainability, will begin work this fall. Thanks to donors and board members, this successful fundraising campaign not only empowers students to make HSU more sustainable, but also gives students the tools to make our world a better place.

You can join donors by making a gift to the Go Green Fund here. For more information about the Go Green Fund, contact or call (707) 826-5200.