Trainee Application

Train with Green Leaders

Sustainable Strategies for Hotel & Resort Operations:
An innovative new training program at UH Maui College

Interested in gaining work experience with Maui’s Green Leaders? We invite you to apply for an immersive training program in sustainability best practices designed for hotel and resort operations. This will include a high-level overview of sustainability rating systems, such as LEED EBOM, Hawaii Green Business Program, Trip Advisor Green Leaders Program, Green Key, and Portfolio Manager. Particular emphasis will be placed on Trip Advisor’s Green Leaders Program and Green Key Rating System to prepare participants to complete an experiential learning project.
As a trainee, your training costs will be sponsored by one participating resort. You will attend in-class training, attend site visits, and participate in a 30-hr Sustainable Strategies Team Project supervised by instructors from Green Building Hawaii. Your team will produce a baseline analysis and develop recommendations for certification or improving the resort’s existing certification under Trip Advisor’s Green Leaders Program or a Green Key Rating for the property.

  • Schedule: Sept 30 and Oct 2, 1-5PM in-class. Site visits week of Oct 6 (dates/times TBD). Project work Oct-mid-Nov.
  • Topics covered include Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy, Waste, Purchasing, and Education & Innovation.
  • Course includes 8 hrs of classroom training and site visits to 2 hotels and resorts on Maui to observe implementations of sustainable strategies.
  • You will also participate in a final presentation of the Sustainable Strategies team project to the resort management team, with recommended next steps for attaining a targeted tier.
  • PRE-REQS: Access to and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Previous training or related job experience in sustainability, energy, engineering, or facilities maintenance, and an interest in pursuing a career in sustainability a plus. Ability to travel to on-site meetings

Application Process
To apply for one of the three trainee positions on Maui, or one trainee position on Lanai (please note: you must be a resident of Lanai to apply), please complete the following by SEPTEMBER 5, 2014:

Please complete application and send with two letters of professional recommendation to:

Sustainable Living Institute of Maui
UH Maui College 310 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Laulima
Kahului, Hawaii  96732

OR fax to SLIM at (808) 984-3877

OR email to
Please contact Melanie Stephens at 808-984-3502 with any questions.


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Phone: 808-984-3379