Manoa Sustainability Council
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Category Archives: News
Here are some updates from the UHM Sustainability Council community. Thanks for all the great work that you are doing!
(1) Conserving seaweed-eating fish
Mark Hixon is leading a new public outreach campaign to educate the public about … Read the rest
Robert Brewer (PhD, Computer Science, 2013) has won the 2013 Graduate Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). He accepted the award on October 6, 2013, at AASHE’s annual … Read the rest
During Spring, 2014, five undergraduates (Ileana Argyris, Wyatt Bartlett, Cheuck Ng, Alyse Rutherford, and Alex Young) completed a report on the issues related to the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus becoming (single use) plastic free. The report contains the … Read the rest
The approved policy encourages the use of reusable and compostable products, and it bans EPS foam … Read the rest
The purpose of the 1st Annual Sustainability in Higher Education summit is to establish a statewide and UH System sustainability agenda that will provide individual campuses with a framework for commitments and support campus efforts to move from vision to … Read the rest
A breakthrough in Indo-Pacific climate predictions is now reported in a study spearheaded by Hiroki Tokinaga, associate researcher at the International Pacific Research Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and published in the November 15, 2012 issue … Read the rest
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
The University of Hawai’i Sea Grant Center for Smart Building and Community Design worked with the UH Administration and the Department of Energy to establish a new approach to net-zero energy building design for the campus. The renovation of Kuykendall … Read the rest
ASUH Resolution Supporting Sustainability:
WHEREAS, In the prior FY2011 UHM electrical costs were … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
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
The Green Building Design and Clean Energy Policy was first offered to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) campus community at the UHM Chancellor’s Energy Summit on October 24, 2006. At this event Interim Chancellor Denise Eby Konan announced … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
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
The goal of the Campus Master Bicycle Plan is to increase bicycling as a form of safe, routine transportation to and around campus for faculty, staff, students, and members of neighboring communities. The UHMBC proposes incentives for bicycle use through … Read the rest
- Use energy wisely
- Practice sustainable water use
- Minimize negative impact on the land
- Create sustainable buildings
- Promote alternative transportation
- Minimize material waste
- Adopt green purchasing policies