Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 26.67
Liaison Navin Tagore-Erwin
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Hawaii Community College-Hilo
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Drew Kapp
Instructor, Academic Sustainability Committee Co-Chair, Earth Day Fair Coordinator
Social Sciences
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Hawaiʻi Community College is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

A comprehensive list does not exist, however however one example include:

Hawaiʻi CC Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas serves on the leadership board for Vibrant Hawaiʻi, a growing community that commits to individual and collective ‘auamo kuleana to increase equitable opportunities to build wealth: an abundant reservoir of human, social, natural, and financial capital that we contribute to and draw upon. https://www.vibranthawaii.org/leadership-board

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data sources:

Additional Notes:
Many Hawaiʻi CC personnel serve in leadership capacities for community-based organizations working to advance sustainability across Hawaiʻi, however no comprehensive list of such service exists.

For example, Hawaiʻi CC Faculty member Drew Kapp serves on the board of Pōhāhā I Ka Lani, which is "a Hawaiian non-profit organization rooted in Waipiʻo Valley to revitalize and advance indigenous Kanaka Maoli cultural knowledge and land stewardship of this sacred place of our ancestors." https://www.pohahaikalani.com/board-of-directors-staff

Annual Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summits:
Hawaiʻi CC representatives (including students, faculty, and staff) have participated in the annual Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summits organized by the UH (System) Office of Sustainability.

The Annual Hawai‘i Sustainability in Higher Education Summit served as a cornerstone event to advance the University of Hawai‘i Executive Sustainability Policy EP 4.202 strategic sustainability initiatives from year to year.

Delegations from all 10 UH campuses gather to learn together from local practitioners, national subject matter experts, and each other, and to set the action agenda for implementation of strategic initiatives each year. (These have not been held since 2018 due to funding restrictions)


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