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UH Hilo Sustainability Blog

2017 Hawai╩╗i Sustainability in Higher Education Summit

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:45pm by

Last month, UH Hilo students and faculty members attended this year╩╗s Hawai╩╗i Sustainability in Higher Education Summit at UH West Oahu. They experienced the “Meeting of Wisdoms” panel, and connected with other Sustainability action-oriented students from different UH campuses.

In the event of the awards ceremony for the 2017 President╩╗s Green Initiatives Award, UH Hilo students rejoiced:

  • Alexis Stubbs won the ┬áthe $10,000 Green Project Implementation Award for her ┬á“Waste Sustainability Initiative through Vermicomposting and Composting” project.
  • Zoe Whitney won the S1,000 Green Student Leader Award and a Green Project Implementation Award for her “Choose to Reuse” project.

Check out the full article posted at UH Hilo Stories!

As Vulcans, let us continue to make the recycle, compost, reuse, and think about sustainability and our environment!

Think you have an awesome project idea involving Sustainability in mind?

Please keep yourself updated through this blog or the University of Hawai╩╗i News for the application on next year╩╗s President╩╗s Green Initiatives Award.

We would love for more sustainability Vulcan victories!

Spring 2017 Sustainability Survey

Sunday, February 19, 2017, 12:28pm by

To better understand student behaviors and actions toward recycling and composting, the UH Hilo Sustainability Committee is currently distributing the Spring 2017 Sustainability survey! The intent of the survey is to utilize collected information for improving sustainability practices and opportunities in the UH Hilo.

Click on this image to take the survey!

The data will be distributed each semester to track the student body╩╗s common understanding of on-campus recycling and composting. So, if you have responded to last semester╩╗s survey, please respond to this Spring 2017 survey.


Sustainability efforts aim in reaching the university╩╗s goals of being a zero-waste institution.

With your honest feedback and helpful responses, we can achieve toward sustainable compus! Mahalo!

Ala Wai Challenge

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

An international design challenge has been launched to rehabilitate a critical O╩╗ahu watershed that contains one of the nationÔÇÖs most polluted bodies of water. During the September IUCN World Conservation Congress, University of Hawai╩╗i 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.

ÔÇťWe 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,ÔÇŁ Lassner said. ÔÇťThis 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.ÔÇŁ


Visit the Make the Ala Wai Awesome Student Design Challenge website

or read more about this initiative at UH System News.