Trash to Treasures Contest

The Annual Trash to Treasures repurposing contest is open to Honolulu CC students, faculty, staff and administrators. Participants work towards reducing needless waste by creating something of practical utility or aesthetic value from items that would otherwise enter the waste stream. Submissions are displayed live during the joint Hoʻolauleʻa/Sustainability Showcase in April 17th each year. Prizes for the top three selections in separate student, and faculty/staff/administrator categories are be awarded based on attendant votes. Participants need to submit the Trash to Treasures form to the Sustainability Committee (see below). Deadlines and contacts vary from year to and are distributed to the campus via email. For April 2019 the for needs to be submitted to by April 12th.

The picture below is an example of a "practical application" idea using discarded pallets and rope to fashion a cat tree and toy.

Cat playing with a toy on a box made from wooden pallet

View Trash to Treasures Form

Past winners: Here's a link to pictures and descriptions of last year's winners (lower half of page).