About HACS

HSU Advisory Committee on Sustainability

The HSU Advisory Committee on Sustainability (HACS) is charged with advising the Provost and the VP of Administration & Finance on specific, recommended actions the campus can take to further the implementation of sustainability into the core focus areas of campus operations, academics, infrastructure and engagement.


Committee Charge

Annual Report


A Definition of Sustainability for HSU

The committee bases its work on the following definition of sustainability:

Sustainability is the recognition that humanity is a part of the natural world, not separate from it, and that healthy social and economic systems depend on the health and resilience of ecological systems. 



Two Co-chairs

  • One faculty co-chair appointed by the VP of Admin & Finance and the Provost
  • One standing appointment co-chair: Director of Sustainability or designee

Four students appointed from the following organizations:

  • Campus Center for Appropriate Technology
  • Green Campus
  • Waste Reduction & Resource Awareness Program
  • Associated Students

Four faculty members:

  • One faculty member appointed by the University Senate
  • Three faculty members appointed by the Provost

Four Auxiliary Services staff appointed by:

  • Housing
  • Dining Services
  • The University Center
  • Athletics

Six staff members appointed by:

  • Staff Council
  • Director of Sustainability
  • Budget Director
  • Director of Academic Resources
  • Director of Parking Services
  • Director of Custodial Services

For More Information

For more information on HACS, when it meets or how to join, please contact:

Morgan King, HACS Co-Chair | Morgan.King@humboldt.edu | 707-826-5899

Dr. Kerry Byrne, HACS Co-Chair | Kerry.Byrne@humboldt.edu | 707-826-4291