Campus Achievements

Awards and Honors

Ka Maūla o Niuhelewai at Honolulu Community College received the Scenic Hawaiʻi Betty Crocker Landscape Award for Xeriscape. June, 2012

Professor Alapaki Luke received the Hawaiʻi Sustainability in Higher Education Summit Honolulu Community College Chancellor's Sustainability Award 2013-2014 for the building and planting of The Garden of Niuhelewai

Rona Lapada received the University of Hawaii President's Green Initiative Awards, The Johnson Controls Green Student Leader 2017 for dedication and commitment in bringing the Farmer’s Market to Honolulu Community College.

2018 UH President's Green Initiative Award Winners

Green Project Implementation Awards: The award recognizes student-driven sustainability projects on-campus or in the community.

Hahai nō ka Ua i ka Ululāʻau - Rain Always Follows the Forests ($5,000 from Castiglione A. Casauria Foundation) (one of four projects awarded across the system)
Increase propagation of mea kanu (native plants) through hands-on workshops and service-learning opportunities to create a living resource for our entire campus and the community. Kalani Flores (Hoʻāla Hou Program Coordinator), Isaiah Smith (Botany), Alapaki Luke (Hawaiian Studies)

Green Student Leader Awards ($1,000 each from Johnson Controls, Hawaiian Electric Charitable Foundation, and Trane Comprehensive Solutions): The award recognizes students who take on leadership roles in sustainability related activities on campus and in their communities.

Boysie Burdett, Honolulu Community College - For campus waste reduction and student sustainability initiatives.

Faculty and Staff Leadership in Sustainability Awards: This award recognizes excellence among UH personnel who lead sustainability initiatives across operations, curriculum, research, engagement and cultural connections.

Robert Silva, Honolulu Community College - For restoring ʻāina momona (abundant land) and commitment to teaching sustainability in the trades.