MSC September 2017 Meeting

The UH Manoa Sustainability Council met from 3-4pm on September 20, 2017. Topics of discussion included:

Kaka’ako Sustainability. Astrid Holzinger is researching her masters thesis in sustainable urban and regional development at the University of Graz in Austria. She is focusing on the redevelopment of Kaka’ako and doing a stakeholder analysis to understand the various views on sustainability and how they align (or not). If you would like more information or would like to help Astrid, please contact her at

Women’s Campus Club grant program. The Women’s Campus Club ( runs the Thift Shop on campus, which accepts donations of books, clothing, small appliances, etc. and sells them, using the profits to fund grants in the amount of $1000-$4000. They are especially interested in sustainability-related, on-campus projects. Applications for this year are due Oct 20. For more details, see

Manoa Dining services. UHM Food Day is coming on Oct 17 from 10-1pm. Global Chef event will be the week of Oct 23, featuring cuisine from the Netherlands.. There might be a a Beer Garden Wednesday night! Finally, Jenny Park is the local leader of Food Recovery Network. They pick up leftover foods, take to IHS for homeless. Looking for volunteers, please email if interested.

UHM Nitrogen Footprint Project. Mahealani Wilson and Jillian Cristobal presented a summary of their work on calculating the nitrogen footprint for UHM. They are currently refining their model and hope to incorporate more precise measurements for food and laboratory animals this semester. Currently working with Office of Sustainability. Would like to go system-wide! For more details, contact

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