Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 35.03
Liaison Laurel Pikcunas
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Hawaii Honolulu Community College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00 Michelle Nathan
Assistant Professor
Math and Natural Science
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
Hsin-I Tong and Michelle Nathan head the monthly newsletter to the campus faculty/staff/administration listserv. This newsletter shares links to information on environmental events, clean-up and restoration projects, tips on better habits, and most importantly, teaching resources to integrate in-class instruction. Plans are underway to create an edited version for students to send out to all Hon CC students every month. This will be done in conjunction with administration and utilize the Hon CC student list-serve and will be initiated in March and continued in the future.

The Hon CC institutional website has a specific page for Sustainability. This page has links to Curriculum information (S Designation courses; ASC in Sustainability information), Community and Campus Resources, Community engagement possibilities, Possible degree and Professional pathways related to sustainability, links to Native Hawaiian/indigenous resources, and system and campus strategic plans and policies. There is also an updated tab announcing sustainability events (e.g. talks) taking place on the Hon CC campus as well as local organizations.

The campus has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/honolulucc/ and Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/honolulucc/?hl=en. Announcements about sustainability events (contests, talks) are shared on these sites. The Sustainability Committee also has its own Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/honcc_sustainability/. The Honolulu Community College Student Life has an instagram page that shares Sustainability events as well.

The Student Life department has digital boards allowing the Sustainability Committee to display messages in heavily trafficked areas. These boards display environmental facts and figures, tips on sustainable habits, and announcements about sustainability-related events on campus for the HonCC community to view.

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
There is the signage of plants within the māla (dry-land taro garden) which also features native Hawaiian plants.

Around campus, there is also signage around campus about the HonCC efforts toward 100% renewable energy. This signage highlights a 97% reduction in Fossil Fuel energy use on campus and other Sustainability Energy initiatives at HonCC.

John Delay has conducted his own plant survey of the campus and has ideas to increase plant and historical signage throughout campus. There are plans to create formal signage; these have been put on hold during the pandemic.

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
This is not applicable as we have no residential halls on campus.

Green living tips and tricks have been given out to students via the Sustainability committee outreach events( see EN 5 for links to these campaigns- within the attached document)

The campus sustainability website also has a section 'What We Do; What You Can Do' that has several links to green living tips and resources. https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/why/sustainability/

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

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