Category Archives: Education

About Earth Day

The Earth Day Event at UH Mānoa is an annual tradition which promotes existing sustainability efforts on-campus and in the community to foster networking, involvement, inspiration, and a sense of momentum among student, faculty, staff, and administration in sustainability and … Read the rest

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Sodexo holds Sustainability Challenge

Sodexo, the company behind the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s dining services on campus, held a week-long Sustainability Challenge from Oct. 22-26 to promote sustainability efforts on campus and encouraged students by offering prizes.

Sodexo is also present at many … Read the rest

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Sea Grant Program requests sustainability proposals

Preliminary proposals are requested for the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (UH Sea Grant)  funding in 2014-2016.

Proposals that integrate physical, biological, and social sciences toward addressing issues that are relevant to living sustainably along coasts and that … Read the rest

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UH Manoa receives a “B” for sustainability

The College Sustainability Report Card for 2011 has awarded UH Manoa a grade of “B”.   The College Sustainability Report Card is the only independent evaluation of campus and endowment sustainability activities at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. In … Read the rest

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Chancellor Hinshaw announces cluster hire in Sustainability

The cluster that will be funded this coming year is “Integrating Marine Science, Economics, Engineering, Design and Policy for Sustainable Coastal Communities”. The lead unit is SOEST, in collaboration with Engineering, Social Sciences and Architecture. The proposal authors are: Gordon … Read the rest

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Hawaii must become national leader in sustainability

By Virginia S. Hinshaw and Stephen E. Meder

Hawai‘i must lead the way in sustainability and the reasons are many.  Hawai‘i is more dependent on electricity generated by fossil fuel than any other state in the nation. We have the … Read the rest

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About the USGBC Student Group at UHM

The mission of the USGBC at UH Manoa Student Group is to help recruit, equip, and connect the next generation of leaders to the green building movement and sustainable-design industry by empowering students to transform their campuses, careers and community.… Read the rest

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About Cycle Manoa

Cycle Manoa is a student volunteer organization dedicated to promoting and enabling cycling on the University of Hawaii campus, and throughout the Island.  We provide bike repairs to students for free, and parts at cost, as well as hands on learning of … Read the rest

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About the Center for Renewable Energy and Island Sustainability

The Center for Renewable Energy and Island Sustainability  includes faculty and students from the College of Engineering and eight other schools and colleges to work on cutting edge research and education problems in renewable energy and island sustainability. Current funding … Read the rest

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About the Manoa Sustainability Council

The Manoa Sustainability Council, formerly known as the Manoa Sustainability Corps, is an organization composed of students, faculty, and staff concerned with sustainability issues that is charged with providing advice and council to the Chancellor regarding sustainability issues on the … Read the rest

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About the Kukui Cup

The Kukui Cup Project explores novel ways to utilize concepts from information technology, community-based social marketing, serious games, and educational pedagogy to support sustained change in sustainability-related behaviors.… Read the rest

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About SOFT (Student Organic Farm Training)

Sustainable and Organic Farm Training is a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students who share common interests in growing food sustainably and having fun. SOFT was initiated in 2007 and the SOFT Student Farm began in the spring of … Read the rest

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About Sustainable Saunders

The Public Policy Center of the College of Social Sciences sponsors the Sustainable Saunders Initiative as a collaborative effort among faculty and students to make Saunders Hall a model of workplace sustainability. The Initiative was designated by the UH Manoa … Read the rest

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UH Manoa holds sustainability retreat

The UHM Campus Sustainability Retreat was a full day session held at the Wai`loli Tea Room in Mānoa on September 16, 2005. The purpose of the retreat was three fold: to identify work in the various areas of sustainability currently being conducted … Read the rest

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About the Ecology Club

The Ecology Club at UH Manoa is a group of environmentally conscious students and faculty. The Ecology Club includes Environmental Studies students as well as students taking different majors. The club gets involved in service projects, field trips, field experience, and … Read the rest

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UH Manoa helps develop Hawaii 2050 plan

The Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Task Force was created to answer the following questions: What do the people of Hawai‘i want for the future of our islands in the 21st century? What is the community’s will for the future of our … Read the rest

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About Hawaii Energy Policy Forum

The Hawaii Energy Policy Forum is a collaborative forum for sharing ideas & information, recommending & advocating policies & initiatives, and promoting civic action to achieve Hawaii’s preferred energy future.  It has created a 10 point plan to meet Hawaii’s preferred Read the rest

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About the Biology Club

Biology ClubThe Biology Club at UH Manoa is a undergraduate Registered Independent Organization that enjoys exploring and restoring the unique island biology through hikes, snorkeling, algae clean ups, and other volunteer opportunities. With members in a wide range of majors, the … Read the rest

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UH Manoa adopts charter of sustainability

The UH Manoa charter of sustainability, adopted in 2003, involves 9 strategic goals:

  1. Use energy wisely
  2. Practice sustainable water use
  3. Minimize negative impact on the land
  4. Create sustainable buildings
  5. Promote alternative transportation
  6. Minimize material waste
  7. Adopt green purchasing policies
  8. Enhance
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About the Environmental Studies Program

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa offers opportunities for individually designed courses of study under the Interdisciplinary Studies Program of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences. The program offers two options: a Bachelor of Arts Read the rest

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About the Environmental Center

The Environmental Center of the University of Hawaii at Manoa is dedicated to the advancement of environmental management through education, research and service. Established in 1970, we facilitate access to interdisciplinary expertise within the university to enhance understanding of environmental … Read the rest

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About UH Sea Grant College Program

The University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program (UH Sea Grant) is part of a national network of 32 programs that promote better understanding, conservation, and use of coastal resources. UH Sea Grant works in partnership with the University of … Read the rest

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