Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 29.22
Liaison Navin Tagore-Erwin
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Hawaii Maui College
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Meagan Jones
SSM Faculty
Sustainable Science Management
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Sustainable Science Management Program

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

The BAS in Sustainable Science Management (SSM) comprises a core curriculum in sustainability science, along with foundational sciences and liberal arts. Courses explore sustainability issues in energy, water, community, and others; analyzing the inter-relatedness of topics through systems thinking and dynamics models; monitoring progress through the use of sustainability indicators; and applying experience via internship and capstone.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Research
Campus Engagement
Coordination & Planning
Wellbeing & Work

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Hulihia Center for Sustainable Systems

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

Hulihia, Center for Sustainable Systems strives to be the centralized location for sustainability in Maui located on Maui College and created by former SSM department alumni and program coordinator Timothy Botkin. In order to achieve this, Hulihia works with individual community members, decision-makers, and other stakeholders at all levels in order to maximize our current sustainability efforts as well as catalyze new initiatives. We provide unique resources to the Maui community so that our goals can be achieved concurrently. This is done through'ike kupuna (ancestral science) and sustainability expertise, highly developed holistic processes, and centralized sustainability efforts.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Research
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Air & Climate
Buildings
Energy
Waste
Water
Coordination & Planning
Wellbeing & Work

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
UH Maui College achieves net-zero goal

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

The University of Hawai'i Maui College has reduced the campus' use of fossil fuel energy by an essential 100% and is the next virtually net-zero University that is up and running. More than 3,300 photovoltaic (PV) modules were installed. UHMC is among the first campuses in the nation to generate 100% of its energy from on-site solar photovoltaic systems.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Buildings
Energy
Investment & Finance

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

The SSM program is part of UH Maui Colleges curriculum and one of the possible degree paths that students can take. Hulihia is a non-profit organization that stemmed out of the SSM program from alumni student Jonathan Stegner and Program coordinator of SSM, Timothy Botkin. Additionally, Maui college reaches the first school to become net-zero in the nation.
All of this information was gathered from their individual sections in the Maui College website or recent articles.

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