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HonCC Benefits from a UH Sustainability Effort.

When the UH Office of Sustainability heard that 4,000 brand new reusable mugs at the Kauaʻi CC campus were going to be thrown away/headed to a Kauaʻi landfill, UH decided to distribute them to Oʻahu campuses including Honolulu Community College... Continue Reading →

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Green Gift Giving Part 4: Green Gifts for People with Green Thumbs

Upcycling, a term that was coined over 24 years ago by Reiner Pilz, gives “new life” to something that has “outlived” its original purpose. In addition to lessening the amount of waste going into landfills, upcycling and repurposing: Reduces CO2... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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