To celebrate Global Climate Change Week (October 9 – October 15) HonCC offered students, faculty & staff a variety of sustainability learning activities.

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Dr. John Delay from HonCCʻs Geography department shared what he experienced during his study of Hawaiʻi’s hydrologic cycle in a presentation called, Where the Water Walks. Dr. Delay also addressed the implications climate change could have, locally & globally.


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The library hosted a Climate Change Fact-Finding Contest. Visitors were encouraged to find the answer six climate change facts within three different books. Individuals who submitted correct answers were entered to win a sustainability prize.




Geography & Oceanography students took a huakaʻi (field trip) to Mokauea Island, site of Oʻahu’s last Hawaiian fishing village to learn about a traditional subsistence fishing,  and seafaring culture.




Octoberʻs Mālama ʻĀina Days, a monthly service learning opportunity for students, faculty & staff, was at the Kualoa Loʻi (taro patch). In addition to getting “down & dirty” in the loʻi, participants learned about sustainability  water management for taro cultivation.

If you are interested in participating in one of the remaining Mālama ʻĀina Days for 2017 please view the schedule.

We encourage all of you to practice sustainability activities daily. Every action you take, no matter how big, helps mālama our environment!