Student project: House built out of Albizia wood might solve multiple sustainability issues

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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture graduate Joey Valenti aims to solve several problems at once with his sustainable award-winning Doctor of Architecture project. Entitled “Rescaling Urbanism,” the winner of a $10,000UH President’s Green Project Implementation Awardaims to create a self described alternative framework for construction and housing, as demonstrated through his first scale model home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmpOLyWIgm4 Full story here.
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#HSHE16 recognized as green event

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Several University of Hawaiʻi students led by UH System Student Sustainability Coordinator Kristen Jamieson with support from Nicole Chatterson of KUPU RISE were recognized at the 2016 Hawaiʻi Green Business Program Awards for their work producing the 4th Annual Hawaiʻi Sustainability in Higher Education Summit as a zero waste event. This is the third consecutive year the Hawaiʻi Sustainability in Higher Education Summit has earned this distinction and it was one of only five in the category of Green Events honored in 2016. Full story here.
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Fall 2012 Planning Session Outcomes: Draft Policy Framework, Organizational Structure, Workshop

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1. Draft UH System Sustainability Policy Framework Table of Contents Mission Definitions Statement of Sustainability Policy Policy (1-2 pages) Summary of Key metrics (1 page) Areas of Focus (see sub-headings for each area below)* 6.1.  Innovation 6.2.  Operations 6.3.  Education & Research 6.4.  Planning, Administration, and Engagement Implementation of Policy Cost Avoidance Reinvestment Strategy Annual Assessment (& Annual System Sustainability Conference) Policy Revision: Areas of Focus (see sub-headings below) Statement of values & challenges Alignment with other documents/policies/etc. and/or with other content areas Solution statement / goals Measurement (baselines, metrics) Assessment (include economic, environmental, social, cultural) Communications What’s missing, what’s next 2. Draft UH System Sustainability Structure Recommendations Overall Goal: Effectively and expeditiously move our sustainability goals forward on each campus and in our communities Elements of future charge statement: Establish…
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Summary of 2012 System-wide Sustainability Planning Workshop

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Overview On November 27th and 28th, 2012, twenty five UH sustainability leaders representing almost all of the University of Hawaii campuses came together for an intense, facilitated, meeting to discuss system-wide sustainability for the University of Hawai`i.  The meeting was held at the UH West Oahu campus. The purpose of the 2012 System-wide Sustainability Planning Workshop was to further inter-campus sustainability relationships that began during the Spring of 2012 through monthly teleconference meetings. While each campus faces some unique challenges, there is tremendous collaborative potential on a wide range of sustainability issues that will benefit all campuses across the system. The meeting began preparations for an extensive and broadly participatory meeting to be held in the Spring of 2013. The outcomes of the 2012 System-wide Sustainability Planning Workshop included: The…
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Maui College offers degree in Sustainable Science Management

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The Sustainable Science Management (SSM) program at University of Hawaii Maui College, leading to a baccalaureate degree, offers options to students seeking employment in the field of Sustainability which includes positions such as: sustainability coordinator, sustainability specialist, environmental scientist. The mission of the BAS in Sustainable Science Management program is to prepare students to be productive professionals who can make skilled and informed sustainability decisions for complex systems that have environmental, social, political and economic consequences and solutions. For more details, see this page.
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