HonCC Sustainability

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% 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 →

HonCC Diesel Program Prepares Students For a Greener Workforce

The requirement to be more environmentally responsible is impacting many technical and service professions, including in transportation fields. The Diesel Mechanics Technology program at Honolulu Community College (HonCC) is actively working to prepare its studentsʻ to meet the more rigorous... Continue Reading →

Spring Cleaning and Clearing

The first day of Spring (and Spring Break) is a few weeks away! One of the ways we can welcome the season is with some “Spring Cleaning.” Cleaning creates a more comfortable living and working space. Cleaning and decluttering renews your... Continue Reading →

Sustainability Practice In FIRE Program

Honolulu Community College (HonCC) takes pride in providing its students with opportunities to learn about, and practice, sustainablity efforts. We are also proud that our faculty and staff are infusing sustainability efforts in their coursework. HonCCʻs Career and Technical Education... Continue Reading →

Feeding Your Plants After You Feed Yourself

In last monthʻs piece, Let’s Get Growing! we shared ideas on how you can be an urban gardener. If you have already started your garden, or are currently making plans/designs for your garden, composting supports your efforts, and can be... Continue Reading →

HonCC Staff and Student among 2018 President’s Green Awards

Winners of the 3rd University of Hawaiʻi President’s Green Initiative Awards were honored in a ceremony on February 8 at Hawaiʻi Community College’s Pālamanui campus as part of the 6th Annual Hawaiʻi Sustainability in Higher Education Summit. The awards recognize... Continue Reading →

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 →

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