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 The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund is a student-run organization that focuses on creating a more sustainable campus by implementing projects inspired by student ideas. Some notable projects include the installation of photovoltaic solar panels on top of Music A building, hydration stations that can be found all around campus, and the relighting of the Redwood Bowl which has reduced light pollution and cut energy costs. Students can make a direct and effective impact to change the way Cal Poly Humboldt conserves energy, a primary goal of the Fund.

Exciting Changes Coming Fall 2023!

The HEIF was established in 2007 and has funded a variety of projects. Over time and per student ideas and desires, HEIF has shifted away from funding exclusively energy independence projects to funding a range sustainability projects spanning topics from social justice to landscape to compost to food and beyond. We are excited to announce that coming Fall 2023, the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund will become the Sustainable Humboldt Innovative Futures Trust, or SHIFT, to better align the name to student values and the purpose of the fund. Expect to see a formal announcement, a rebranded logo, and updated purpose statements coming this coming fall. Read more here.

HEIF Idea Paper Video

HEIF Idea Papers 2019301