MSC November 2017 Meeting

The November meeting of the UH Manoa Sustainability Council was held on Wednesday, 11/14. Reports include:

* UHM Waste Audit. One day audit in three buildings. Significant results include high amounts of Starbucks coffee cups and paper towels. In comparison to an audit done 10 years ago in Saunders, it appears that the waste stream has more recyclables and compostables now. KCC has digesters in operation: maybe Manoa could follow suit? See Nicole Chatterson ( for more details.

* COP23 Conference ( has a UH delegation and there will be a full day workshop on Monday Nov 27 to discuss results and future activities called “We Are Still In”. For more details, contact Matt Lynch ( or Krista Hiser ( or see:

* Sustainability Survey. Please take a few minutes to fill out the sustainability survey so that the Office of Sustainability can build a database of sustainability-active members of the UH Community, including faculty, researchers, staff, administrators, and students. The deadline is December 1. More details here:

* CampusHelp (, 956-5000, Keller Hall 111) is a service to answer questions from the UH Community; they would like to encourage sustainability on campus and also help organize UH staff to participate in sustainability activities. Contact Sylvia Lee ( from CampusHelp to support this effort or if you see an opportunity for them to help you with your project.

* The Law School is sponsoring panels on climate change; one is today on Climate Change, Resilience and Hawaii Policy (with Joshua Stanbro, Honolulu’s first Chief Resilience Officer, Eric Wilson, and Makena Coffman) the other will be on Monday on Climate, Migration, and the Marshall Islands (with Maxine Burkett and Juno Fitzpatrick). Both events are 12:30-1:30pm in the Moot Courtroom at the UH Law School. Lunch is provided! For details, contact Alicia Fung (

* Manoa Food Services held a successful Food Day, and UH Productions created a short video about the event. See it here:

As always, our thanks to Manoa Food Services for providing snacks. This month we enjoyed delicious Tofu Poke!

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