UH Hilo Sustainability Blog
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An international design challenge has been launched to rehabilitate a critical Oʻahu watershed that contains one of the nation’s most polluted bodies of water. During the September IUCN World Conservation Congress, University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner announced the Make the Ala Wai Awesome Student Design Challenge, with up to $10,000 in total prize money for the winning entries.
“We are seeking ideas from the brightest young minds around the world to help us envision an inspiring, large-scale, systems thinking approach towards comprehensive ecosystem restoration of the Ala Wai watershed,” Lassner said. “This competition should generate creative integrated approaches that address flood mitigation, ecosystem restoration and preservation, community engagement, cultural connections, public private partnerships and improvement of the visitor experience.”
Short article on the 2016 Sustainability Summit!
“Food waste and recycling, baseline accounting to measure progress, energy reduction measures, and ways of better engaging the campus community to participate in sustainability efforts were discussed at statewide summit….”
Read the full article at UH Hilo Stories
These HI-5 Recycle Bins are taken care of by student club volunteers and the cans and bottles collected by them are taken to redemption centers in Hilo. The redemption money they receive is used to help support their club’s activities and causes.
UH Hilo is committed to being a good steward of the environment. We seek to improve the efficiency and reduce the ecological impact of operations in whatever ways are practical. As this blog develops, we intend to document the accomplishments, efforts and happenings on campus and surrounding our campus community.
If you have suggestions for sustainability activities at UH Hilo, please contact the Sustainability Chair.