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HonCCʻs Kukulies Recognized for Excellence by Regents

Emily Kukulies, an associate professor, and Director of Student Life and Development at Honolulu Community College was awarded a Board of Regents’ Medal for Teaching Excellence. The award is a tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject-level mastery... Continue Reading →

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Having a Sunny and Sustainable Summer

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the natural beauty that Hawaiʻi has to offer. Is it also provides us with an opportunity to recommit to our sustainability goals. Being Water Wise Water is one of the world’s most vital... Continue Reading →

Trash That Mom Will Treasure: DIY Motherʻs Day Gifts

While making a Motherʻs Day gift seems “childish,” DIY gifts are becoming more popular among adults thanks to the “green movement,” websites like Pinterest, and blogs that promote upcycling trash into treasures. Motherʻs Day is the perfect time to creatively... Continue Reading →

Lei Making: Being Green and Saving Green

Lei is not only an important part of Hawaiian culture, but also the culture of Hawaiʻi. Lei making and giving are two things that make our island home unique. Lei is given to someone to celebrate a special occasion such as... Continue Reading →

HonCC Celebrates Its Commitment to Being Green

On Wednesday, April 11, the campus community enjoyed a day of celebration at the Ho’olaule’a; in addition to enjoying the harvest from the campus Ka Māla o Niuhelewai (The Garden of Niuhelewai), the event promoted knowledge of Native Hawaiian culture... Continue Reading →

Practicing Sustainability: Lei Making

The Polynesian voyagers who first settled in Hawaiʻi made their home on tiny islands more than 5,000 miles away from the nearest land mass. They were able to create a thriving, vibrant culture and community by living off of what... Continue Reading →

HonCC Students, Faculty & Staff Raise Awareness Around Suicide

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States.[1] In 2017 Hawaiʻi’s state ranking was 35 and its age-adjusted suicide rate was 13.49 per 100,000 individuals, slightly higher than the nationʻs, which as 13.26.[2] While suicide occurs... Continue Reading →

PCATT to participate in 9th Hawai‘i STEM Conference

Hawaiʻi’s largest showcase of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or STEM education convenes on April 10 and 11 for the 9th annual Hawaiʻi STEM Conference at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center on Oʻahu. It’s aim: To empower, inspire and celebrate Hawaiʻi’s... Continue Reading →

Fashion Update: Sustainability

All professions and industries are coming to grips with environmental needs and requisite changes in how they operate. The field of Fashion Technology is no exception. Production of textiles is a major source of emissions, entails intensive agricultural practices (e.g.... Continue Reading →

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