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

STARS v2.2

Hawaii Community College-Hilo
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Matthew K Lynch
Director, Sustainability Initaitives
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

Academic Sustainability Committee/Sustainability Course Designation Committee: The Sustainability Course Designation Committee will review and approve courses that meet the University of Hawaiʻi System requirements that identify important skills and concepts regarding sustainability across a variety of academic disciplines. A significant component of readings, assignments, and other course materials will address environmental topics.
Responsible Party: Drew Kapp
http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/sustainability/committee

Kauhale Sustainability Committee: This committee will develop further Sustainability initiatives for campus and community, including meeting with and connecting with others working on food security to get involved and lend assistance.
http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/sustainability/
Responsible Party: Debbie Weeks


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Academic Sustainability Committee Membership (2020-21):
Kate DeSoto (GSSS)
Sam Giordanengo (Humanities)
Drew Kapp (Social Science and Academic Sustainability Co-Chair)
Kristine Kotecki (English)
Kaʻea Lyons (Hawaiʻi Life Styles Pālamanui)
Aimee Maclennan (Math & Natural Science, Pālamanui)
Lew Nakamura (Agriculture)
Noʻel Tagab-Cruz (Hawaiʻi Life Styles)
Debbie Weeks (Math & Natural Science, and Academic Sustainability Co-Chair)

Kauhale Sustainability Committee (2020-21):
Callie Villanueva Martin (Civil Service)
Debbie Weeks – (Faculty, Committee Chair)
Jen Simms (Faculty)
Ka’ea Lyons (Faculty; Palamanui)
Lew Nakamura (Faculty)
Sam Giordanengo (Facult)
Katherine Post (Student/Hui Mālama ʻĀina Sustainability Club)
Charlotte Cheek (AmeriCorps VISTA)
Ilana Stout (M&NS Lecturer)
Carrie Kuwada Phipps (APT; Palamanui)


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:
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Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
0

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
No

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
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Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Debbie Weeks serves as Co-Chair of the Systemwide Sustainability Curriculum Coordination Council (SSCCC), and Drew Kapp serves as a campus representative. The SSCCC aims to help to clarify content, learning outcomes, assessment, and articulation strategies for existing and new sustainability certificates, courses, programs and co-curricular activities. The SSCCC meets quarterly via videoconference technology to share challenges, insights and progress made in Sustainability Education, and takes recommendations back to campus governance bodies.

The Kauhale Sustainability Committee aims to develop further Sustainability initiatives for campus and community, including meeting with and connecting with others working on food security to get involved and lend assistance.


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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability coordination is available:
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Additional Notes:
The UH (System) Office of Sustainability functions as a backbone organization, working with across UH campuses to complement, support and enhance the existing sustainability work under way, and to provide coordination capacity for campuses to share information and resources with each other to accelerate action to strengthen the environmental, social, cultural and economic health of our islands’ communities.

The System Sustainability Curriculum Coordination Council is responsible for sustainability curriculum coordination across our ten campuses, however lacks any full-time staff to support its function.

The UH Office of Sustainability is responsible for broad sustainability coordination for the entire 10-campus university system.

https://www.hawaii.edu/sustainability/uh-sustainability-councils/

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