Past and upcoming events

Project Proposals

Looking for a venue to experiment? To build? The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology was created to offer students and community members a hub for experimenting with, practicing and demonstrating Appropriate Technology (see “What is Appropriate Technology” on Home page). 

Anyone can submit a Project Proposal to make use of CCAT’s space. 


You will also need to submit a project timeline and budget. Below are examples:



Finally, if your project is approved, you will need to sign a Working Agreement with CCAT. 


Co-Director Info Session #1

Feb 23 2017 - 6:00pm

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. This is an exchange opportunity: you put in 40hrs of work each week in exchange for living in the house. All Co-Directors serve one-year terms.

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

Applications are due March 17th at 11:59pm.

The application can be found here

If you have any questions, send an email to or give us a call at 707-826-3551

Pizza making, Potluck and Movie

Feb 23 2017 - 5:30pm

Come join us for a showing of "The Man who Stopped the Desert." An inspiring tale of a farmer in the African country Burkina Faso, and how he regained control of an encroaching desert in his village by inventing a new reforestation technique. 

We'll be having a potluck and serving pizza along with refreshments. We encourage you to bring a dish to share (or to show off your cooking skills)!Bring a tasty dish and cool vibes to CCAT's monthly potluck! 


Workshop: D.I.Y. Body Care

Feb 16 2017 - 5:30pm

Learn about and create natural body lotion, face scrub, shampoo and more!

CCAT Presents: The Power of Community

Feb 13 2017 - 6:30pm

When the Soviet Union fell in the early 90's Cuba lost almost half of its oil imports. Blackouts, three-hour bus waits, and food shortages threated to destroy the nation! Watch how urban gardening, subsidized bicycle programs, and investments in off-grid solar panels helped strengthen this small island nation where resources are especially finite. Join us to watch and discuss how these tactics can be used in our community, both now and in the future. 




CCAT Study Space

Dec 5 2016 - 5:00pm

Tired of studying at the library? Need a break? Come to CCAT for a relaxing study space! Coffee and tea will be offered throughout the week for all those present. On Tuesday the 6th from 7-8, if you're needing even more motivation to study you can make some delicious Champurrado/Atole. 

CCAT Community Garden Information Session

Dec 2 2016 - 12:00pm

Come learn about CCAT's new community garden! We'll be going over the information packet on how you can get a plot in the garden, what your responsibliites are as a plot owner, what you as an individual want the garden to be, and how you can get more involved.

Sh*tty Gifts

Dec 1 2016 - 4:00pm

Struggling to scramble together gifts for the Holiday season? We've got you covered! Instead of coal for the "Sh*tty" people in your life, give them an actual piece of organic animal matter (poop) filled with seeds! This workshop will instruct you on how to make the best seed bomb for spreading flowers around you! 

CCAT Community Potluck

Nov 17 2016 - 6:00pm

Come and talk to us about what you want to see at CCAT this coming semester!

Queer Theory Open Dialouge

Nov 2 2016 - 6:00pm

Notebook Making Workshop

Oct 14 2016 - 3:00pm

Event Proposals

Looking for a venue to make something happen? We welcome university and community events to be held at CCAT for free! We offer a unique sustainability-centered landscape with the feel of a modern homestead, including an outdoor lawn, an indoor classroom and much more. 

Some examples of events are workshops, concerts, and clothing swaps.

For more information, and to apply to use our space, click below: