HonCC Sustainability

Children’s Garden at Keiki Hauʻoli

In the fall of 2017 the Honolulu Community College children’s center, Keiki Hauʻoli, held an ‘Ōhana Work Day to spruce up the center’s outdoor environment. Families assisted in moving over 2,000 pounds of compost materials into the Keiki Hauʻoli Playground... Continue Reading →


Greenhouse Garden

Po‘i Nā Nalu, the Hulili Ke Kukui Center and the Honolulu Community College Botany program have teamed up to revitalize the campus greenhouse and its surrounding garden. The emphasis of this project is propagating native and Polynesian introduced plant species... Continue Reading →

The Garden that Fuels the Diesel Program

In August 2015 Diesel Professor Bobby Salvatierra, along with his students and colleagues, started a garden that is now flourishing and provides shade for the Diesel faculty, staff, students and their visitors.   The Diesel Program’s garden has slowed evaporation... Continue Reading →

The Garden of Niuhelewai

In last week’s blog we shared how you can start an urban garden no matter how much “land” you have.   HonCC has several examples of urban gardens on campus. Each garden beautifully showcases care and personal passions that our... Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Growing!

At the beginning of every year we make New Year’s Resolutions. Many of them involve living a more healthy lifestyle. One of the ways you can improve your health, and have a positive impact on the ʻāina, is using your... Continue Reading →

Resolving to be More Green in 2018

As 2017 comes to an end it is a good time for each of us to set resolutions to be more green in 2018. One resolution for each of us to consider is reducing our reliance on plastics. Since the... Continue Reading →

Being “Ever Green” During the Holiday Season

The Holiday Season is charging ahead, like a toboggon racing down a snowy hill. There are trees to purchase, decorations to put up and cards to be mailed. Here are a few sustainable friendly tips to help you get through... Continue Reading →

Going Green: Alternative Gift Wrapping

The Holiday Season is a time to give gifts and send messages to loved ones. It is a tradition that transcends many cultures and religions. Here are some tips that will support your gift giving traditions AND help your efforts... Continue Reading →

Having a Merry and Green Holiday Season

It is officially the holiday season and with it comes the task of finding gifts for the special people in your life. The gift giving season does not mean that you have to abandon your efforts of being more environmentally... Continue Reading →

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