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UH Hilo Sustainability Blog

UH Hilo Sustainability Blog


Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 1:28am by

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Ala Wai Challenge

Friday, September 9, 2016, 12:36am by

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.”


Visit the Make the Ala Wai Awesome Student Design Challenge website

or read more about this initiative at UH System News.

2016 UH System Sustainability Summit

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 11:15pm by

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

UH Hilo participants at the 2016 Sustainability Summit

HI-5 Recycle Bins & Supporting Student Clubs

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 5:28am by

When you need to discard your Recyclable HI-5 can or bottle, be sure to place it in either a blue recycle bin, that has a round opening in the lid, or the wire bins that can be found outdoors. HI5

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.


Aloha and Welcome to the Sustainability Blog

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 8:44pm by

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.