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Mānoa Among the Greenest

Posted on | April 29, 2011 | Comments Off on Mānoa Among the Greenest

Mānoa is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company selected Mānoa for inclusion in the just-released second annual edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition.

Mānoa joins the ranks of outstanding universities and colleges that are leading the green movement through special programs and initiatives. “Students, faculty, and staff at this environmental research powerhouse are saying goodbye to energy waste, climate change, and greenhouse gases, and hello to a future as a leader in Asia-Pacific sustainability,” the guide says about Mānoa.

Some of Mānoa’s green highlights include the creation of a Mānoa Sustainability Corps, whose members meet regularly to oversee green initiatives on campus, and the implementation of Green Days to reduce energy use in buildings. Students also actively participate in the Help Us Bridge group, which is working to establish the university as a world leader in sustainable research, practices and education. The campus is also working to reduce energy use by 30 percent by 2012.

“This honor recognizes the successful campus-wide collaboration developed among UH Mānoa students, faculty and staff to reduce our energy usage,” says Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw. “UH Mānoa takes its leadership role in sustainability research, education and practices very seriously because environmental health tremendously affects Hawaiʻi and the rest of the world.”

Read the news release. The free guide may be downloaded from the Princeton Review website.