Sustainability event participants

Aloha and welcome to Honolulu Community College's sustainability page! Here you will find information on HonCC campus initiatives and activities related to sustainability, along with links to other sites useful and interesting to those committed to sustainability.

Our goal is to make this an informative resource for the entire HonCC community as we focus on our campus commitment to sustainability in educational offerings and operations.

If you have any questions, information to share, or suggestions for how the campus can improve, please get in touch with either of the HonCC Sustainability Coordinators, John DeLay ( or Cynthia Smith (

Together, we can make a difference.

Honolulu Community College Sustainability

New Academic Subject Certificate in Sustainability

Effective Fall 2020, Honolulu Community College students can apply to receive an ASC in Sustainability. More information about certificate requirements and process to apply will be posted on this page later this semester.

New Recycling Bins on Campus

You may have noticed the new teal bins on campus - and that these include recycling receptables. Be sure to put your recyclables (emptied aluminum cans and plastic bottles) in the proper bin to help Honolulu Community College be more sustainable!

"Hawaiʻi's Climate Future: What's going On and What's Your Role"

A presentation by the Hawaiʻi Office of Climate Change and Resiliency

  • When: Thursday, March 12 at 1:00 PM
  • Where: Honolulu Community College, Building 2, Room 201 (Loui Conference Room)

"Affective Approaches to Student's Perceptions of Climate Change"

A session sharing what was learned and applied from system workshop on this topic.

  • When: Tuesday, April 7 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Where: Honolulu Community College, Building 2, Room 201 (Loui Conference Room)

Sustainability Showcase, part of the campus Hoʻolauleʻa celebration

There will be a showcase of exhibits and presentations from campus and community organizations that promote environmental awareness and responsibility. Be sure to come for inspiration, knowledge, food and music!

  • When: Wednesday, April 22 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Where: Campus Mall and Green areas