How is our summit sustainable?

The 2nd Annual Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit is a three day conference for work planning, program sharing, and skill building for sustainability for the University of Hawaii 10-campus system and higher education colleagues at Hawaii Pacific University, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, and Chaminade University.

Being that we want to promote sustainability in all its facets, while our participants come from many different parts of our state, nation and the world, we are working to integrate sustainability into the operations of this summit in multiple ways. These efforts include:

– using this website and the listserv rather than printing information for the participants
-using Guidebook App to provide participants with information regarding schedule, presentations, and much more to replace printed materials
– encouraging carpooling (if you would like to join a carpool from one of the Oahu campuses, please Contact Us)
– food for all meals is provided by a local company using local ingredients as much as possible
– left over food is donated to shelters
– event banner reusable for future editions of the summit
– tablecloths made from local fabric are reusable for future editions of this summit or other events
– using reusable dishes and cutlery for all meals
– participants are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles and coffee cups to replace handing out plastic bottles or cups
– use of digital documentation technology to share conference content with distance participants

If you have ideas, recommendations or tried-and-true advice on how we can improve this aspect of the summit, please contact Daita Serghi

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