UH Sustainability

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Matt Lynch from the UH Office of Sustainability will be giving a presentation on the President’s Green Initiative Awards (cash prizes for student-led sustainability projects) and the systemwide sustainabiltiy strategy.

When: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 @ 7:00pm

Where: Manoa Innovation Center (HICapacity), 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite #132, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.

Street parking is available, as well as a limited amount of green vistor stalls are available. Please do not park in the reserved stalls.

Matthew Lynch

Matthew Lynch is the System Sustainability Coordinator for the ten campuses of the University of Hawaii. He is also founder of of the Honolulu based nonprofit Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Kahumana Organic Farm and Slow Food Oahu, and as the Measures Project Co-Chair for the Hawaii Green Growth Aloha+ State Sustainability Dashboard.

His work implements permaculture design principles in a broad range of community projects from Mongolia to Australia and throughout the Pacific, from building rural community resilience through farmer trainings, to sustainable economic development, to catalyzing institutional change through policy work and collaborative leadership.

Matt’s talent for energizing communities and individuals has re-humanized urban and institutional systems in the developing and developed worlds, and works towards restoring & regenerating the ecological systems upon which these social systems depend.


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Aloha techies!

We come to you with an exciting opportunity to be apart of a workshop by Anouk Wipprecht! She’s and extremely talented Engineer/ Electronic Couture designer from the Netherlands and she’s coming here to host workshops for a select group of Honolulu’s fashion designers! The workshops will be followed by a fashion show to showcase their work. We’re looking for volunteers to help!

tech: any experience with arduinos or other hardware devices (teensy, octo, neopixels, xbee), coding and soldering. design: sewing help

The workshops will be Tuesday, Nov 10 - Thursday, Nov 12 from 10am-6pm. The Fashion Show will be at the Modern Hotel on Saturday, Nov 14th. Volunteering for 2 shifts earns you a free ticket! Otherwise tickets are $100 each. Volunteer experience can range from students to professionals. If you are available and interested in volunteering please email jlblanke@hawaii.edu what your shift preferences are:

Day1 Tuesday, Nov 10

Shift 1: 10am-2pm Tech intro

Shift 2: 2pm-6pm

Day2 Wednesday, Nov 11

Shift 1: 10am-2pm

Shift 2: 2pm-6pm

Day3 Thursday, Nov 12

Shift 1: 10am-2pm

Shift 2: 2pm-6pm

If you would like to learn more about the devices you will be working with before the event, Tuesday Nov 3rd, HICapacity (makerspace in the Manoa Innovation Center) will be hosting it’s weekly hardware night and will focus on the devices that will be used during the workshop. If Tuesday does not work for your schedule, but you would still like some practice before, feel free to email me jlblanke@hawaii.edu and we will see what we can do.

Thank you so much and PLEASE spread the word!!!

#FashionTech #Anouk_Wipprecht #Wearable-Tech #hardware #software


HICapacity Halloween BBQ

LOCATION UPDATE: we’re moving to Kapiolani Park, across from the aquarium.

It’s time for a HICapacity BBQ and what better day than Halloween? Join us for some food and friends as we kick off the best holiday of the year. This event is open to everyone!

#events #halloween #bbq