2018 President’s Green Initiative Awards Now Open

Mauō: the perpetuation of well-being

President’s Green Initiative Awards

Working on a sustainability project or have a great idea?

Several students work the soil during a work project

Download a Sustainability Awards Poster Here

Apply or nominate someone for a Green Award from UH President David Lassner

(Presented by Johnson Controls Inc. and the Castiglione A. Casauria Foundation)

Cash awards to support student-led sustainability work.

Submit your best ideas for student-led sustainability projects on campus or in our communities that can be implemented in calendar year 2018.

These awards are intended to create additional financial resources to support students’ academically anchored sustainability work, and increase the number of civically engaged students on UH campuses involved in meaningful sustainability-related projects with real-time positive impact.

Recognition of sustainability leadership for faculty and staff

We wish to recognize the hard work of faculty and staff who have gone above and beyond to implement sustainability efforts at UH and in the community to formally recognize and acknowledge for their contributions.

The program will be administered by the UH System Office of Sustainability, which cultivates opportunities for hands-on learning and mentorship in sustainability leadership.

In keeping with the role of UH as a leader in innovation and a responsible steward of our ‘āina, this initiative supports those students inspired to solve problems and find answers to such questions as:

  • How can we express the values of mālama honua, aloha ʻāina,ʻimi ʻike and mauō, in our campus and community?
  • How do we steward our water resources,reduce waste, transform our transportation systems, and catalyze regeneration of our local food systems through our campuses?
  • How can our communities effectively respond to the challenges of climate change to thrive, flourish, and become more resilient?
  • How can we achieve net zero status in terms of energy usage, and to reduce & offset the carbon footprint of my campus?

Award Categories:

Green Project Implementation Awards




Apply for Green Project Awards

Up to $10,000 for student-driven sustainability project with measurable outcomes on UH campus or in the community.

Green Student Leader Awards




Nominate a Green Student Leader

Multiple $1,000 cash awards for students who take on leadership roles in sustainability related activities.

Faculty/Staff Awards




Nominate Green Faculty/Staff

Worked with an amazing staff or faculty member who has had a significant impact on you relating to sustainability? Nominate them for an award here.