UH's 'Sustainable Saunders' hall celebrates Earth Day daily
Every day is Earth Day at the University of Hawai'i's Saunders Hall, where students, faculty and staff have been working to turn the social sciences building into a model of sustainability.
Recent efforts include removing 250 lights bulbs to reduce the energy load by about 245 kilowatthours a week, implementing the most complete recycling program on campus, studying the seven-story building's waste stream and retrofitting sixth-floor bathrooms with water-saving devices such as sensor faucets, low-flow toilets and waterless urinals.
Future efforts include a rain catchment system for watering plants and installation of a rooftop wind turbine.
SUSTAINABILITY FEST AT UH-MANOA
The "Sustainable Saunders" team spreads the gospel of green today by hosting its second annual Sustainability Fest from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Hawai'i Hall's lawn.
For more information, visit: www.sustainablesaunders.hawaii.edu.