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Graduate student wins international sustainability award

robert_brewer_u_hawaii_manoaRobert 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 conference … Read the rest

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11th Annual Sustainability Day, October 23 2013

11th Annual Campus Sustainability Day

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Report on a plastic-free UHM

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 results of a survey … Read the rest

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UHM bans styrofoam

styrofoam-banThe University of Hawaii at Manoa has implemented a new policy on sustainable food products that phases out the use of styrofoam on campus.

The approved policy encourages the use of reusable and compostable products, and it bans EPS foam … Read the rest

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1st Annual Sustainability in Higher Education Summit

summit-banner-2The 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

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New model for Indo-Pacific climate change prediction

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

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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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Kuykendall Hall renovation has net-zero energy goal

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

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ASUH and GSO pass resolutions supporting sustainability

The following resolution was adopted by ASUH during Spring, 2012.  The same resolution was also adopted by GSO.  Sam King was a principal author of this resolution.

ASUH Resolution Supporting Sustainability:

WHEREAS, In the prior FY2011 UHM electrical costs were … Read the rest

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UHM Strategic Energy Plan 2012

The strategic energy plan identifies over $66M in potential energy efficiency and renewable generation projects, energy savings of over $37M per year.

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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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Green Building Design and Clean Energy Policy

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

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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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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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Campus Master Bicycle Plan

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 the identification … 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
  9. Read the rest

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