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

Sustainability News

Ka Māla o Niuhelewai's eighth annual Hoʻolauleʻa and Sustainability Showcase took place on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. This year's theme was Hawaiian...
Posted: May 1, 2019
When the UH Office of Sustainability heard that 4,000 brand new reusable mugs at the Kauaʻi CC campus were going to be thrown away/headed to a Kauaʻi...
Posted: February 20, 2019
Upcycling, a term that was coined over 24 years ago by Reiner Pilz, gives “new life” to something that has “outlived” its original purpose. In...
Posted: December 20, 2018

Sustainability Events

Talk: “Global Peril of Climate Change. Are we on a pathway to stop warming at 1.5 C?”

Presenter: Dr. Charles “Chip” Fletcher - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; Vice-Chair of the Honolulu Climate Change Commission.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Loui Conference Room, 2-201

Panel Presentation: Mālama ʻĀina: You Can Make a Difference

Groups Represented: Kupu, Project O.C.E.A.N., Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance (and others)

Come learn about this place we call home, Hawaiʻi nei, and how you can protect it!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Loui Conference Room (Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 201)