UH President David Lassner signed the Executive Sustainability Policy on Thursday, February 26 at the 3rd Annual Hawaiʻi Sustainability in Higher Education Summit. This will guide each campus administration in the implementation of the recently adopted Board of Regents Sustainability Statement.

  • Executive Sustainability Policy available here
  • BOR Sustainability Policy available here under Section C.4. “Purpose & Mission”
  • See UH News coverage of the signage of the Executive Policy here.

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  • See Ka Leo’s coverage of the adoption of the BOR Policy here.

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The BOR Sustainability Statement was presented by the Office of Sustainability & the Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawaiʻi, and it was unanimously adopted at the Board of Regents meeting, January 23, 2014 (read meeting minutes here)

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Draft UH System Sustainability Implementation Strategy: Revised draft 042913

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Summit 2013 Preparation Materials:

Additional Documentation and Resources:

The 2002-2010 University of Hawaii System Strategic Plan, “Entering the University’s Second Century“, identifies “malama ‘aina sustainability” as a commitment and core value.

The 2011-2015 University of Hawaii at Manoa Strategic Plan, Achieving Our Destiny, identifies sustainability as one of five core values.

The 2012 University of Hawaii at Manoa Energy Strategic Plan identifies over $66M in potential energy efficiency and renewable generation projects and energy savings of over $37M per year.

The University of California Policy on Sustainable Practices provides an example of a “system-wide” sustainability policy.