The University of Hawai‘i Office of Sustainability was established in 2015 under Executive Sustainability Policy EP 4.202, which outlines 5 overarching strategic directives that guide the University’s strategic priorities and activities pertaining to Sustainability:

Cultural Connections.

The University recognizes the rich foundation of indigenous Hawaiian cultural values and knowledge, and seeks to learn from this foundation to develop a uniquely strong response to climate change and sustainability challenges.

The Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawaii cultivates connections between campuses at the Annual Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit.


The Office of Sustainability functions as a backbone organization, working with across UH campuses to compliment, support and enhance the existing sustainability work under way, and to provide coordination capacity for campuses to share information and resources with each other to accelerate action to strengthen the environmental, social, cultural and economic health of our islands’ communities.


View the Office of Sustainability annual report.

Questions? Contact University of Hawaii System Sustainability Coordinator
Matthew Lynch at mklynch@hawaii.edu.