Get Involved

The most efficient way to get involved with sustainability at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is by joining one of the many organizations already addressing sustainability issues.  Here is a list of active UHM sustainability organizations. Please contact us if you wish to add your organization.

  • 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 bike repair. To learn more, visit their website.
  • 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 environmental protection. For more information, see our website.
  • 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 energy future, and has sponsored meetings, legislative briefings, and community events such as Hawaii Clean ...
  • About NetImpact Net Impact is a global organization of over 20,000 members, making it one of the most influential networks of students and professionals in existence today. The mission of the Hawai’i chapter is to grow and support a community of leaders focused on making a positive social, environmental and economic impact through the power of sustainable business. Our ...
  • 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 2008 with a handful of students and faculty dedicated to creating a place for student ...
  • About Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawaii/Hui Haumāna Mālama Hawaiʻi The mission of the Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawaii (SSCH)/Hui Haumāna Mālama Hawaiʻi (HHMH) is to cultivate a system of sustainable learning environments throughout Hawaiʻi. We envision fully sustainable, green and thriving campuses for a perpetual living connection between these islands and their people. Our shared values include: Passion (Koni)-Members of SSCH are passionate and fueled by a ...
  • About Surfrider-UHM The Surfrider Foundation student chapter at UH Manoa has the mission of protecting and enjoying our oceans through a powerful student activist network. For more information, please see our Facebook Page.
  • 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 Chancellor as a pilot project for the UH-HECO Energy Partnership. It is directed by a steering committee, ...
  • About Sustainable UH The mission of Sustainable UH is to be of service to those establishing the University of Hawaii system as a world leader in sustainable education, research and practices by providing “student-power” for energy audits, waste audits, de-lamping, and other green workforce development projects. For more details, see http://sustainableuh.wordpress.com/
  • About the Biology Club The 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 Biology Club is open to anyone who appreciates the great outdoors and wants to learn ...
  • 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 includes a Department of Energy (DOE) grant on work force training in Strategic Training and ...
  • 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 ways to give back to the community. For more details, please go to the website.
  • 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 problems and to identify effective solutions. A unit of the university’s Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) the EC ...
  • 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 Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Major Equivalent in Environmental Studies or a Certificate in Environmental Studies to augment ...
  • About the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute performs research, conducts testing and evaluation, and manages public-private partnerships across a broad range of renewable and enabling technologies to reduce the State of Hawai‘i’s dependence on fossil fuel.  It is is an organized research unit of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa ...
  • 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. A defining feature of Kukui Cup challenges is a blend of real world and virtual world activities, all tied together through game mechanics.   In the real world, ...
  • About the Landscape Advisory Committee The Landscape Advisory Committee promotes an attractive, appropriate, and sustainable campus environment with a Hawaiian sense of place that encourages and fosters positive academic and social interactions. For details, see the website.
  • 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 UH Manoa Campus. The Manoa Sustainability Council meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Contact ...
  • 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. For more information see our web site.
  • 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 Hawaii’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ...