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-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Michelle Nathan
Assistant Professor
Math and Natural Science
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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):

Honolulu 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):

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:

The Sustainability VISTA (Americorps Volunteer in Service to America) coordinators from each campus in the University of Hawai'i system that is actively pursuing a STARS submission work together and meet weekly to review their submissions. These workshops include troubleshooting, work comparisons, peer reviews, and other supportive 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:

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

The Honolulu CC Sustainability Committee organizes at least one workshop or professional development offering annually to support the integration of sustainability into the curriculum.

John DeLay presented within the last 3 years at the "Teaching Climate Change Affectively" workshop hosted by UH (System) Office of Sustainability (January 2021); he was also an invited speaker to "Where the Water Walks”

Honolulu CC presented a poster highlighting the STARS Reporting initiative at the UH System's HSSI (Hawaii Student Success Institute) and conducted a workshop on integrating environmental resources in S-Designation classes.

HonCC representatives (including students, faculty, and staff) have participated in the annual Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summits organized by the UH Office of Sustainability. (These have not been held since 2018 due to funding restrictions)


The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.