The University of Hawaiʻi will hold the 2nd Annual Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit at Windward Community College, March 13–15. The summit is a three-day conference for work planning, program sharing and skill building for sustainability for the University of Hawaiʻi 10-campus system and higher education colleagues at Hawaiʻi Pacific University, Brigham Young University—Hawaiʻi and Chaminade University.

The summit is organized by a collaborative group of faculty, staff, students and administrators throughout the state, and supported by the University of Hawaiʻi System and Vice-President for Community Colleges John Morton.

The summit will engage participants in four tracks including policy and planning, program sharing (curriculum, operations, green workforce development and sustainable businesses), skill building and service projects and student leadership.

Student members of the newly launched statewide Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawaiʻi will organize a student forum to share their experiences in working towards more sustainable campuses and to organize around cross-campus sustainability projects.

Schedule of events

  • Thursday, March 13, 5–8 p.m.—networking reception and poster session, sustainability in higher education awards ceremony, keynote and dinner
  • Friday, March 14, 8 a.m.–5:15 p.m.—program sharing
  • Saturday, March 15, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.—service projects and skill-building workshops
  • Saturday, March 15, 12:30–5 p.m.—student forum

Go to the Sustainability in Higher Education Summit website to register for the event.

This event is made possible by the efforts of the University of Hawaiʻi Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges and the generous sponsorship of Hawaiʻi Energy and HECO.

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