About SSCH

Mauō: the perpetuation of well-being


The Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawaii bridges a connection between students across the Hawaiian islands who are passionate about and/or working on environmental sustainability.

Our mission: 

The mission of the Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawaiʻi / Hui Haumāna Mālama Hawaiʻi is to cultivate a system of sustainable learning environments throughout Hawaiʻi.

Our Vision: 

We envision fully sustainable, green and thriving campuses for a perpetual living connection between these islands and their people.


Our Shared Values:

Passion / Koni : Members of SSCH are passionate and fueled by a shared mission to see the goals of the coalition actualized effectively, efficiently, and in a fun and engaging manner;

Voice / Leo : SSCH provides a safe space for ideas to be shared, and encourages engagement of diverse perspectives, skills and leadership abilities;

Diversity / ʻAno : SSCH recognizes the skills and talents of its members and encourages that their gifts be shared and grown through actions of leadership;

Accountability / Kuleana : Members share a sense of kuleana as environmental stewards of the islands of Hawaiʻi. SSCH members exhibit leadership and are accountable for their roles;

Place-based / Mālama ʻāina : SSCH seeks placed-based solutions and incorporates indigenous values into its work and solutions;

Cooperation / Laulima : The coalition values cohesion amongst its members, as well as the bridges built within its larger community network;

Social Justice / Kaulike The coalition incorporates social justice and equality in its definition of sustainability.