A $10,000 Green Project Implementation Award is up for grabs for the winning student-led sustainability projects to be implemented at UH campuses or in the community. Multiple $1,000 Green Student Leader Awards are also available to recognize and support students who take on leadership roles in sustainability related activities.

University of Hawaiʻi graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply, and partnerships with staff and faculty members are encouraged. Projects that align with the Many Minds, One University systemwide focused inquiry project exploring local food issues will receive priority consideration. Any project proposals impacting campus operations must be approved by campus administrators and/or facilities and operations staff.

“Our students are incredibly passionate and effective in advancing sustainability across our mission on all islands,” said UH President David Lassner. “I look forward to being inspired by their visions, ideas and plans.”

Past winning projects include an albizia wood housing design from UH Mānoa and integrated resource recovery at Leeward Community College.

“Solving the sustainability challenges faced by our campuses and communities require collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurial problem-solving,” said Matthew Kamakani Lynch, UH System sustainability coordinator. “We are excited to create pathways for student ideas to be implemented, and are proud to support the student sustainability leadership that is emergent across all ten campuses.”

The awards are presented with funding support from Johnson Controls, Inc.

For more information, contact the Office of Sustainability at (808) 956-9437.

UH News videos of past winners

First UH President’s Green Initiative Awards winners recognized, March 11, 2016

House built out of Albizia wood might solve multiple sustainability issues, July 27, 2016