Anya Benavides will focus primarily finishing a report on UH Hilo’s sustainability performance, coordinate students club activities, help establish certificate in sustainability program, and coordinate sustainability/food security with the UH System.
UH Hilo has the ethos of community engagement already, and can bring together those who have made it a part of their scholarship to build engagement into our university identity as well as build the infrastructure needed for it to flourish.
UH Hilo Chancellor Irwin, Hawai‘i Community College Chancellor Solemssas, and Pālamanui Kumu Lyons discussed sustainability practices on their campuses at a symposium held virtually on Earth Day.
The website invites all members of the campus community “to participate in garden projects so they might learn about native plants, history, and the host culture, while getting their hands in the dirt, finding new ways to spend time in nature.”
A student-led initiative has increased electric car charging stations on the UH Hilo campus from two to 10. Auxiliary Services staff designed and implemented an installation plan that substantially cut costs.
Watch the “Lā Honua-Earth Day 2020 Kauhale Video Project,” where members of Hawai‘i Community College and UH Hilo campuses share testimonials addressing the simple but profound question: What does Lā Honua-Earth Day mean to you?
Associate Professor Arancon is well known on the south side of campus for his lively horticulture classes and his pioneering research in soil ecology. But on the north side of campus, around the old gym and the Performing Arts Center, he is better known for performing in campus musicals and events as a “triple threat” (accomplished singer, dancer, and actor).