Projects

Bellows Beach Dune Restoration:

-UH Mānoa students are assisting Bellows Air Force to restore native Hawaiian plants to the Bellows Beach sand dune ecosystem. The goal of the project is to create a long-term management plan for Bellows Beach while simultaneously educating the community on native plant ecosystems. Click on the link to read more…

Community Outreach and Events:

Environmental Center Energy Audit:

Feral Cats:

-There is a feral cat epidemic on O‘ahu and it is highly evident on the UH Mānoa campus. A handful of students are working with University professors and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife to promote campus wide awareness of the issue. The students will be monitoring feral cat populations around the campus in order to provide a tentative management plan. They hope to demonstrate the severity of the issue to the academic community and push for an implemented species management plan. Click on the link to read more…

Generation Anthropocene:

Grant Writing:

-None of these proposed projects would be possible without the handful of students working collectively to write numerous grant proposals. Grant writing is an important and very useful skill to obtain. These writers work hard to pull together all of the class projects and develop coherent proposals. Read more about their process by clicking on the link…

Green Revolving Fund and Green Fee Survey:

Krauss Building Water Features Restoration:

-Krauss Hall Pond is one of the oldest features on the UH Mānoa campus. Currently the pond is being restored to be a symbol of sustainability for the university. Students will be assisting administrators to design a model using solar power, natural biota, and water catchments for the pond. The main goal of the project is to establish a healthy, cost efficient environment and overall, demonstrate sustainability. Click on the link to read more…

Marine Debris Education and Awareness:

-An international student visiting the UH Mānoa campus this semester is working to provide a short informational video that addresses the misinformation and shows the reality of marine debris. The interactive educational film will provide the public with mechanisms to help prevent the ongoing problem and demonstrate how they can get involved. This video is an outreach effort for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Region Office. Click on the link to read more…

The Outdoor Circle:

-The Outdoor Circle (TOC) is fighting to keep Hawai‘i “Clean, Green, and Beautiful.” One student is collaborating with TOC to promote community involvement and expose the group to younger potential members. Click on the link to read more…

UHM Adopt-a-Landscape:

-Students are working to create a landscape ensuring long-term health and sustainability around the Environmental Center (EC). The goal is to expand the existing landscaped area with additional edible plants along with native Hawaiian plants. Click on the link to  read more…

UHM Portable Buildings Makeover:

Urban Ecotourism:

-A project aimed at providing a fun outdoor experience for students, particularly new students to the UH Mānoa campus. Students are working to organize monthly hiking trips of both leisure and rigorous levels. These hikes will be educational in natural and cultural history and will promote environmental stewardship. Click on the link to read more…

Waimanalo Recycling Event:

-Two UH Mānoa students are working with the non-profit organization, Hui o Ko‘olaupoko (HOK) to help plan the fourth annual Waimānalo community recycling day. Waimānalo is an area prone to illegal dumping of bulky waste items. This event is put on by HOK as an attempt to reduce the amount of waste in the environment and also educate the community about proper waste management. Click on the link to read more…

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