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Thanks to all of the energy conscious community members who exchanged their old incandescent bulbs for energy efficient CFL’s to support USGBC an Ecology Club students!!


And of course, a big shout out to Tamba and Blue Planet Foundation for this great opportunity. For more info on Blue Planet Foundations CFL Exchange- click Here

USGBC Students at UH Manoa will be competing in this years NTDC!

What is the NTDC?

Tomorrow’s green design innovators are today’s students and young professionals throughout the country. The USGBC Natural Talent Design Competition calls on those leaders to share their design ideas for projects that better their communities and raise the bar on green building.

Help Your Community – Submit an idea!

We want everyone to submit their idea for the next design challenge in 2012. By submitting your idea, you may have the chance to affect your own community. The best submission will be invited to participate in our Charrette on March 15.Submission deadline is now Monday, March 7. Here’s what to do:

  • Take a picture of a place or person(s) in need of a green building within your community
  • Overlay one word on the image that sums up your idea
  • Overlay a 50 word vision statement on the image that describes your idea

Aloha USGBC at UH students and advisors,

The membership kick-off was a success, with many new sign ups and more interest in campus involvement. To follow up on the discussion at the meeting, here is what we need to work on-

We are actively seeking funding to bring over a LEED instructor to teach the LEED-GA exam prep course. The course is $200 per person, so we are trying to negotiate a cheaper group rate as well as FUNDRAISE!

* ASUH granted USGBC UH $300 towards this training event.
* We are participating in the CFL exchange with Blue Planet to raise $400
* Participating in the adopt-a-recycle bin through Landscaping where we keep 100% of profits for maintaining the bin

If you can help in any way, let us know. These opportunities depend solely on how much effort we put in as a group. The more we raise, the less we pay ourselves.

We also need participants and help with:

* Lifecycle Building Challenge
* Civic Duty project
* Social media and website

Upcoming events that USGBC at UH is involved in-

First Green Friday Sustainability Showcase

November 4, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Manoa Campus, Sustainability Courtyard

The Ecology Club at UH and the Surfrider Foundation present the First Green Friday at UH Manoa. This sustainability showcase will bring together faculty, students and the community to discover the ways in which we are striving towards reducing our shared ecological footprint. Featuring the Rise Against Plastics campaign, live music, ono local food, guest speakers, sustainability workshops, CFL exchange and more!

Environmental Film Series

November 2nd, 16th and 30th at 6pm in HIG 110

The Ecology Club presents the Environmental Film Series, screening the critically acclaimed films Blue Gold (Nov. 2nd) Home (Nov. 16th) and Wasteland (Nov. 30th). Each screening will be followed by an expert discussion panel. There will also be a CFL exchange booth set up at each event.

Manoa Sustainability Corps meeting

November 2nd, Yukiyoshi Rm, 3:30 pm

* If anyone is available to help with USGBC UH fundraiser CFL exchange at any of these events, please contact us ASAP*

Incoordination with the Ecology Club at UH, Surfrider Foundation and RIse Against Plastics- USGBC UH Manoa is hosting it’s First Green Friday, a showcase of sustainability on campus and off…

If interested in showcasing please contact


September 24th, a day of worldwide movement!

Join the movement with Moving Planet Waikiki at this years Aloha Festival Floral Parade as we rally for safer streets for bicyclists, skateboarders and pedestrians- Now is the time to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and MOVE!

See attached flier for details and pass along to friends and family if possible


Facebook: Moving Planet Waikiki
Twitter: MP Waikiki

MovingPlanetWaikiki-Sept 24.pdf

USGBC Hawaii & University of Hawaii

presents a free lecture


Lecture Topic

Building Green in the

Golden State Under a Brown Administration


Hear what the State of California is doing to transform the State’s building stock by reducing demand, cleaning generation and increasing independence



When:              Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Time:               6:00 pm. to 7:00pm.

Where:             University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus      

        School of Architecture
           Room 205(seating limited)



Contact:           Laurie Takahashi