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Students Revive Sustainability Fair

From 2006 – 2013, Punahou's annual Sustainability Fair was a tradition that students, faculty, staff and the general community anticipated each spring. The fair, put on by the School, with booths, games, hands-on activities and healthy snacks, focused on sustainability at Punahou.

Buff+Blue=Green: Educating for a Sustainable Future
Educating for a sustainable future is embedded in the Aims of a Punahou Education. Since the 2005 Sustainability Summit, which urged for greener practices at both the institutional and personal level, the School has advanced this goal in a variety of ways.
Resource Conservation in Action
Changing behavior and culture has been a key component for realizing Punahou's Aim of "Educating for a Sustainable Future." But the School has also made significant advances at the institutional level in its resource management policies.
Philanthropy Sustains Sustainability
In 2006, when Case Middle School received its LEED Gold designation from the U.S. Green Building Council, President Jim Scott '70 said, "Our students are learning to become responsible global citizens who are committed to the wise use of the world's precious resources. It is, perhaps, the most important lesson we can teach them."
Celebrating Sustainability at Punahou for Earth Week

Since the 2005 Sustainability Summit convened by President Jim Scott '70 and the resulting Sustainability Challenge with its ambitious 10-year goals, the notion of what it means to educate for a sustainable future has evolved at Punahou. From a framework based on measurable institutional outcomes, such as reducing energy and water use by 50 percent, it has expanded to include the less tangible but arguably more lasting model of changing mindsets, behaviors and culture.

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