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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 →

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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 →

SUSTAINABILITY KEY IN HART’s PRESENTATION TO HonCC STUDENTS

Members of the HART Team were invited guests of Honolulu Community College recently to address students in a series aimed at exploring Hawaii's energy future. Several speakers took part in the series hosted by HonCC Instructor Brenda Coston, all addressing the... Continue Reading →

Another Way To Go “Green” At Work

The need for human beings to connect with nature is innate. We are drawn to the beauty that nature provides us. In an earlier blog, Letʻs Get Growing, we provided ideas, tips and hints on how you can create a... Continue Reading →

Egg- cellent Ideas for a Greener Easter

Americans will spend more than $18 billion on Easter, this is a 6% increase from last year.[1] To support your efforts to  be more sustainable, here are a few ideas on how you can reduce and reuse things and still... Continue Reading →

HonCC Aims to Reduce Fossil Fuel Use by 97%

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Funiversityofhawaii%2Fvideos%2F10155505396523099%2F&show_text=0&width=400 The University of Hawaiʻi Maui College will soon be among the first in the nation to generate 100 percent of its energy from on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) systems coupled with battery storage. The project is part of a partnership... Continue Reading →

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