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-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Michelle Nathan
Assistant Professor
Math and Natural Science
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Has the institution held a sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at students and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:

Has the institution held a sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at employees and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:

Name of the campaign:

A brief description of the campaign:

Ho’olaule'a festival is a community-wide annual event for all students, faculty, staff, and community members. It takes place within the māla (dry taro patch), Hale hālāwai (traditional Hawaiian meeting house), along with other parts of campus. An imu (Hawaiian underground oven ) is prepared before the event. The event takes place in the week prior to Earth day and culminates on Earth day with the biggest celebration of the week. Each day the celebration includes food, dance, music, and cultural booths and demonstrations. The theme for the 2022 Ho’olaule'a was “Kanu ʻia Ka Huli, Ulu ka ʻĀina: Planting Seeds and Cultivating the Environment. This event is directed at both the employees and the students.
Video of the event
Write-up for 2022 Ho’olaule'a:

Contact Information: Kūlana Hawaiʻi Division Chair: Mark Alapaki Luke, 844-2372, markluke@hawaii.edu , hulilik@hawaii.edu.
(See more at EN-3)

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:

The education and awareness component of this project can change behaviors and provide people with the opportunity to get involved in other sustainability and Hawaiian cultural activities.

The educational component of this campaign includes Sustainable farming techniques and Ethnobotanical uses for the native and locally grown plan. Workshop topics vary each year but in the past have included Dynamic Teaching with Sustainability, Fossil Fuels, Climate Models,
The awareness components of this campaign include the advocation of the following practices: sourcing local, supporting small businesses, Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling resources, Conservation efforts, and conscientious consumerism.

See: https://sites.google.com/hawaii.edu/hoolaulea-2022/sustainability-activities for more information

Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Sustainable Practices Committee

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):

The Sustainable Practices Sub-Committee works to institutionalize sustainable practices on campus with the faculty and staff of HonCC. The committee audits employee practices, and with the data collected from the audit, the committee identifies improvements that could be made and works with the faculty and staff to enact these improvements.

One example is the Campus Resource Survey the committee sent out that revealed the need for a communal space to 'swap' and share resources on campus. The committee created a Swap Room for employees to donate surplus resources and supplies and to receive these donated items as well.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):

This program works to reduce waste on campus and helps HonCC educate employees on the efforts that can be made toward sustainability.

A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:

Mālama ʻĀina Days

Mālama ʻĀina Days (part of the Ho'ala Hou Program grant) began in 2006 as part of the Native Hawaiian Career Technical Education Program. The Mālama ʻĀina Days have since become a campus-wide activity coordinated in partnership by TRIO-SSS, Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center, Poʻi Nā Nalu Native Hawaiian Career & Technical Education Program and Nā Papa Hawaiʻi. There are 5 events per semester throughout the island and at a variety of community partner sites, from loʻi kalo (wetland taro patches), to māla ʻai (community gardens), and loko iʻa (fishponds). Most events are to help local community organizations tied to the practice of Aloha ʻĀina (love of the land) and which can contribute to student learning through service. The space is open to all students and faculty and provides hands-on opportunities to learn more about Hawaiian culture and traditional sustainability practices such as: cultivating and harvesting taro, and water management. The event starts at 7:45 am and ends by 3:00 pm.

This program provides an opportunity for students to get more involved in Hawaiian culture and sustainability efforts.


Contact person : Paul Kalani Kaawa Flores Jr pflores@hawaii.edu

( See more at AC-7 )

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