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Green Gift Giving, Part 3: Upcycling Old Clothes

In 2014 more than 16 million tons of textile waste was generated with approximately 10.46 million tons going into the landfill.[1] Textile waste is material that the owner feels can be no longer be used for its original purpose, and... Continue Reading →

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Green Gift Giving, Part 2: Giving Local and DIY Gifts

Last year we provided you with tips on how you can be ever green during the holiday season, and provided you with sustainable gift wrapping ideas. Last week we shared with you regifting tips and etiquette. The fact that Hawaiʻi... Continue Reading →

Sustainabilty Tips You Can Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving weekend provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the things that we are thankful for. It also gives us a chance to reconnect with family and friends over a shared feast. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is also one of the... Continue Reading →

Fish Preparation & Condiments

Each semester Hoʻāla Hou, a Title III funded program, offers a series of cultural workhsops entitled Maliʻukaʻai each semester. Primarily lead by students under the guidance of faculty, staff, and community members, the workshops infuses the Hawaiian culture, traditions and values... Continue Reading →

Video of Traditional Hale Construction Recognized and Receives Award

  On October 9th the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of their 2018 AIA Film Challenge. A video produced by Mighty Movies, Ka Hale: A Revival, features kuhikuhipuʻuone (master builder) Kumu Francis Palani Sinenci and his hālau (school)... Continue Reading →

Go From Orange to Green This Halloween

Last year we shared some ideas on Having a Green Halloween. Here are more tips to further support your green efforts! Shopping for Halloween costumes can be time consuming and expensive. One of the most fun, entertaining, creative and affordable... Continue Reading →

Hoʻāla Hou Dry Box Workshop a Success

Each semester Hōʻala Hou, a Title III funded program, offers FREE workshops that is open to all HonCC ʻohana. On October 3rd the program hosted a dry box workshop in the courtyard of Building 5. Hoʻāla Hou Culture & Place-Based Learning... Continue Reading →

New hands-on course guides UH community college students to Mānoa

A new oceanography course is being offered this summer in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST). SOEST Mauka to Makai is a six-week bridge program that... Continue Reading →

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 →

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