Friday, November 21, 2014

Sustainability Club Waipā Trip

The Sustainability Club took a recent camping trip to Waipā Foundation.  We are truly lucky to have this organization on island, and to be living in such a beautiful place.  Mahalo Stacy and all the Waipā staff for making our stay great!

Check Waipā out here for more information!  They do amazing work.

If you are interested in being a part of the Sustainability Club, please contact Laura at 245-8386.












Saturday, November 15, 2014

AASHE Conference and Award Acceptance

Recently, Ho'ouluwehi won an AASHE award for the Best Case Study for an Associate or Tribal College with under 5,000 students.  AASHE stands for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and is one of the most well known professional sustainability organizations in higher education.  Laura Williams, an instructor in the new Sustainability Science certificate program, went to the 2014 conference in Portland, Oregon to accept the award and present on Ho'ouluwehi.  Please click here to link to the award winning proposal entitled, A Unique Hawaiian Learning Approach to Sustainable Living, Island Wide.  Williams accepted the award and presented on behalf of Executive Director Eric Knuzten, Chancellor Helen Cox, and the entire Kaua'i Community College ohana.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Hyatt hydroponics project

Eric Knutzen, our beloved director, had to leave Kauaʻi to tend to family matters for a while.  However, before he left he set up a partnership between KCC, CTAHR, and the Hyatt to produce local food, on site for the Hyatt.  Read more about this exciting new project through the link below!  We appreciate Eric's work on this project, and we miss him!!

http://thegardenisland.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/resourceful-resort/article_ad004712-3335-11e4-96b1-0019bb2963f4.html


Mālama Kauaʻi has new positions open

Mālama Kauaʻi has been approved for 3 AmeriCorps VISTAs for their Kauaʻi School Garden Network!!

They need to select their candidates by October 3rd.  If you or anyone you know is interested, please pass this along.  


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

KCC in the Garden Island

KCC has been making the news lately, and many of our projects are getting recognition.  Please click on the link below to see the write up about our exciting new certificate program!!  If you would like more information, please call 245-8386.

http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/saving-the-planet/article_c13bb814-26a2-11e4-91c2-0019bb2963f4.html


Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Classes Underway and Other Updates

Aloha!  It has been a while since our last post.  We have been busy, busy.  We have two new classes we are offering this semester, SSM 101- Introduction to the Science of Sustainability and ENRG 101- Introduction to Sustainable Energy Technology.  If you are interested in one of these classes, please contact Laura Williams 245-8386.

We are also running a non-credit Working with Water in Hawai'i class starting September 2 or September 8.  Contact for that is:  245-8318.

Our new semester also has other things going on like the Sustainability Club, University of Hawaii system sustainability efforts, and we recently won an award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).  Below are links to learn more.

http://conference.aashe.org/2014/program/finalists/

http://www.aashe.org/resources/case-studies/unique-hawaiian-learning-approach-sustainable-living-island-w

Please join us in our efforts to make our island community more sustainable and engage students and citizens!  Contact us with any questions at 245-8386.  Aloha~~

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard visits KCC

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard was on KCC's campus on Wednesday morning viewing the Bee Lab, Aquaponics, Go Farm program, and the affordable housing prototype.  Below are pictures of her time  on campus and with campus representatives.