2nd Annual Hawai'i Sustainability in Higher Education SummitMarch 13, 2014 - March 15, 2014
Windward Campus, 45-720 Keaahala Rd, Kaneohe
The University of Hawai‘i System is working with other higher education colleagues and the community to promote sustainability in higher education and our communities across the state.
Sustainability is critical in decision-making and planning for our state and our educational institutions. Over the past year, a “Sustainability Strategy” has been developed by student leaders, faculty, and staff of the University of Hawai‘i. This led to the January 2014 decision by the UH Board of Regents to amend the mission statement of the University to include a commitment to sustainability.
To build upon this commitment, the 2nd Annual Hawai‘i Sustainability in Higher Education Summit will engage participants in four tracks including Policy and Planning, Program Sharing (Curriculum, Operations, Green Workforce Development & Sustainable Businesses), Skill Building and Service Projects, and Student Leadership. Student members of the newly launched statewide Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawai‘i will organize a Student Forum to share experiences of their efforts in working towards a more sustainable campuses and to organize around cross-campus sustainability projects.
Registration for the event is now open and all are encouraged to attend and engage with participants:
Join on Thursday, March 13, 5:00pm-8:00pm for networking reception and poster session, sustainability in higher education awards ceremony, keynote and dinner
Join on Friday, March 14, 8:00am-5:15pm for program sharing
Join on Saturday, March 15, 8:00am-12:00 pm for service projects and skill-building workshops If you are a student, join on Saturday, March 15, 12:30-5:00 for the Student Forum
Not-for-profit and community organizations are invited to exhibit for free during Thursday’s networking reception and dinner Sponsorship opportunities starting at $500 are also available.
Guest speakers include Wendell Brase, Vice Chancellor, Administrative & Business Services, University of California, Irvine; Mitchell Thomashow, President Emeritus Unity College; Jacqueline Kozak-Thiel, Hawai‘i State Sustainability Coordinator; and UH President David Lassner.
Service Projects include native plant or wetland restoration with Ahahui Malama I Ka Lokahi at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, fishpond preservation at Waikalua Loko and Reppun's Farm tour. Skill-building workshops are offered for “Coastal Community Resilience” and “Ho’olaulima: Creating a culture of sustainability”
This event is made possible by the efforts of the University of Hawai‘i Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges and the generous sponsorship of Hawai‘i Energy and HECO.
Office of Sustainability, University of Hawaii