|Submission Date||Oct. 2, 2012|
Hawaii Pacific University
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships
Facilities Project Coordinator
Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:
HPU has developed a strong relationship with the Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and has provided internships for twelve students over the past two years, two of whom became employed full-time by DBEDT. The majority of these students came from HPU's MA Global Leadership and Sustainable Development program, and worked on sustainability-related programs at DBEDT. Also, In the spring of 2011, HPU's student organization (HPU GREEN Club) held a sustainability fair on campus and invited approximately thirty sustainability-related organizations around Hawai`i to set up tables and promote their initiatives to the HPU community and the public. HPU has also partnered with various sustainability-related non-profits around Hawai`i including PermaBlitz Hawai`i, Blue Planet Foundation, Sierra Club Hawaii, and Surfriders Club. These partnerships have helped draw attention to sustainability and get students involved in the purpose and mission of these non-profits. HPU's sustainability coordinator spoke to students about sustainability in Hawaii at Hongwanji Mission School in the spring of 2012.
The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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