Humboldt State University

Powering Marginalized Communities through Micro-Hydro in Downstairs CCAT Wednesday 9/10 6 pm

CCAT is pleased to announce a very exciting guest speaker who will share expert insights on powering and empowering marginalized communities through micro-hydro power in the Dominican Republic. Students will learn about using and installing micro-hydro power, how to help communities build and maintain their own systems, and will get accounts of decades worth of experience in renewable energy and resilient community technology.

Jon Katz has worked with Renewable energies since the ’80s, is the Coordinator of the El Limon Rural Alternatives Center in the Dominican Republic, and has partnered with Lonny Grafman with community building projects.

This is a rare opportunity that will give students the opportunity to learn about participatory development projects in marginalized communities.

This will occur in the Downstairs CCAT on Wednesday, August 10 at 6 pm.
Hope to see you there!

-The CCAT Co-Directors

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Fall 2014 Classes!

Want to learn a new skill? Don’t want to pay for more units? Take one of CCAT’s Sustainable Living courses on site! All courses are FREE to HSU students!

Fall 2014 Classes at CCAT

This semester we are offering:

  • Herbalism on Tuesdays from 11:00am-12:50pm (Sept 2-Nov 4)
  • Organic Gardening on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:50pm (Sept 2-Nov 4)
  • Green Building on Thursdays from 3:00pm-4:50pm (Sept 18-Nov 6)
  • Urban Homesteading on Thursdays from 3:00-4:50pm (Sept 4-Nov 6)

Are you an HSU Student? Register HERE
Are you a community member? Register HERE

For more information CLICK HERE or on the flyer above.

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CCAT is hiring for Fall 2014!

Update (9/7/14): Applications are closed. We are currently processing all applications and will respond to each one as soon as possible.

UPDATE (8/27/14): We are no longer accepting applications for Outreach Coordinator.

UPDATE (8/19/14):We are now also accepting applications for Engineering Technician.

UPDATE (8/18/14):We are now accepting applications for an additional three positions! Outreach Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator and Organizational Coordinator/IT. Check out the jobs page for more details.

Looking for a cool job that teaches you to live lightly on the earth, create community, and gain a range of experience in the non profit sector?

We are currently hiring:

  • Education Coordinator
  • Groundskeeper
  • Maintenance
  • Newsletter Co-Editors
  • Publicist/Webmaster
  • Record Keeper
  • Community Garden Coordinator

Check out our jobs page for more info!

Applications are due Wednesday, September 3rd at 5:00pm.

Email us at if you have any questions!

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Celebrate May Day with CCAT!

May Day


Come celebrate spring, fertility, compost, and sustainability with CCAT!

Saturday, April 26th from 12:00-7:00pm

12:00pm: Mindful Meditation
1:00pm: Kelly Compost’s Workshop
2:00pm: May Pole Ceremony and Dance
3:00pm: Spring Planting Workshop

Dance to the tunes of:
The Compost Mountain Boys
Diggin’ Dirt

There will also be ongoing:
Face painting
Flower wreath making
T-shirt screenprinting

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Co-Director Application Deadline Extended


Do you want to become saturated in appropriate technology, put your skills to the task of managing a non-profit, make valuable connections, grow as a leader, and experience communal living, all while living in one of the coolest houses in Arcata?

Apply to be one of three Co-Directors at CCAT: the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology!

This is a live-in learning center that teaches and promotes Sustainability in many forms. The is an exchange opportunity: you put in 30-40hrs of work each week in exchange for living in the house for free. Co-Directors serve one-year terms: two Co-Directors will start in June 2014, and one will start in January 2015.

CCAT is an amazing opportunity for anybody interested in leadership in sustainability; very few other organizations will give relatively inexperienced college students this kind of chance to manage and run a well-funded organization employing 15-20 students.

Our late submission application is due THIS WEDNESDAY (April 2nd) at 5:00pm.

The application can be found at

If you have any questions, shoot us an email ( or give us a call (707 826 3551).

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Seed & Plant Exchange 2014

Check Out the 16th Annual Seed & Plant Exchange on Saturday, March 29th!
Plants will be traded from 11am-4pm at the Arcata Community Center.
There will be sweet workshops throughout the day.
Check out the info in the flyer below!




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Hiring for Co-Directors is now open!

CCAT is hiring three Co-Directors to serve one-year terms. Two co-directors will start in June 2014 and one will start in January 2015.


This is a work-trade opportunity to live at CCAT rent free in exchange for a MINIMUM of 30-40 hours of work per week, managing employees and day to day activities that go on at CCAT.

For the best overview (and to speak to current co-directors), come to our info sessions at CCAT:

Thursday, March 13th, at 5pm
Monday, March 24th, at 5pm

Application Deadline

Applications are due by 11:59pm Wednesday March 26th. Please be sure to read over the entire page before applying. You will need to provide a cover letter, a resume with at least 3 work related references, and a copy of your unofficial transcripts, so be sure you plan ahead to have all these ready before the deadline.

For more info, see the Co-D Application Page.

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Spring 2014 CCAT Class!

Herbalism Flyer


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CCAT is Hiring for Spring 2014!

Looking for a cool job that teaches you to live lightly on the earth, create community, and gain a range of experience in the non profit sector?

CCAT Library

Check out for more info.

Applications are due Friday, January 24th at 5:00pm.

Email us at if you have any questions!

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Workshops On the Horizon


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