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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Dingilizwe Ncube
Submission Date Oct. 2, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Hawaii Pacific University
ER-4: Sustainability Outreach and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Dingilizwe Ncube
Facilities Project Coordinator
Facilities Department
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:

HPU has a sustainability section on their main website which includes sustainability news and events around campus, links to sustainability partners in the community, recycling information, sustainability newsletters and reports, sustainability in the curriculum and more.


The website URL for the central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Spotlight on Sustainability is a newsletter developed by MA Global Leadership and Sustainable Development students at HPU. HPU's sustainability coordinator is a regular contributor.


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Does the institution have a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

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Does the institution have food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Sodexo operates the HPU cafeteria and they have brochures and posters in the cafeteria describing sustainability practices by Sodexo.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable grounds-keeping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution have a sustainability walking map or tour?:
No

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Does the institution have a guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Information on HPU's shuttle system, public transportation information, and HPU's online rideshare program (HPU GreenRide) are all found online at the commuter services section of the website, and pamphlets are also available in student life and commuter services.


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Does the institution have a guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

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Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper (either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat)?:
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (1st material):
Yes

A brief description of this material:

HPU has an annual sustainability report that is developed by the sustainability coordinator and available to the public. The report covers sustainability throughout all sectors of the university, and involves contributions from HPU students, staff, and faculty.


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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.