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UH @IUCN World Conservation Congress at-a-glance

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Selected UH highlights during IUCN-WCC September 1-10, 2016 The University of Hawaii (UH) strives to be a model indigenous serving institution addressing the challenges of our present, by drawing upon the knowledge of the past, in order to meet the needs of our future. … Continue reading

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UH Mānoa campus arboretum is home to 30+ IUCN red-listed species

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UH Mānoa campus arboretum has 30 species redlisted as endangered or vulnerable (i.e. the first three categories in the table below). View a campus map showing where these trees are located here. Some Hawaiian species, even ones that seem important to … Continue reading

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UH @IUCN World Conservation Congress

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The World Conservation Congress (WCC) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s premiere conservation organization and event. It meets every four years, and the meeting in Hawaiʻi next month is the first time the … Continue reading

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Principles of Sustainability 101

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This Tropical Plants & Soil Science (TPSS) 101 course covers the basics of sustainability (STEM-side). Students will measure their carbon footprint for food, water, energy, waste generation, and transportation. Fall ʻ16, meets Tuesday/Thursday at 9-10:15 am. For more information contact: Brian Turano, Ph.D. turano@hawaii.edu  … Continue reading

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Decade Zero: Understanding Climate Disruption

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This Kapiolani Community College S-Designated course is a joint English and Biology class exploring the science and rhetoric of climate change. Fall ʻ16, meets Tuesday/Thursday from 9:15-10:30 am and 12:15-1:45pm. For more information contact: Krista Hiser, PhD Professor Faculty Service & Sustainability Learning Coordinator, … Continue reading

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Student project: House built out of Albizia wood might solve multiple sustainability issues

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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture graduate Joey Valenti aims to solve several problems at once with his sustainable award-winning Doctor of Architecture project. Entitled “Rescaling Urbanism,” the winner of a $10,000UH President’s Green Project Implementation Awardaims to create … Continue reading

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Sustainable Agriculture Seminar Fall 2016 NREM

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Fall 2016 Sustainable Agriculture Seminar NREM 631: Managing terrestrial agricultural ecosystems for climate change mitigation and adaptation Wednesdays, 5:00-6:15 pm  Sherman 103       Agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change will significantly impact global agricultural … Continue reading

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KCC Learning Community featured nationally

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At Kapi’olani Community College, faculty members Krista Hiser and Wendy Kuntz designed a six-credit learning community course linking an introductory English course and an introductory Biology course called “Decade Zero: The Science and Rhetoric of Climate Change.” The interdisciplinary approach emphasizes … Continue reading

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Albizia project catalyzes multi-campus collaboration

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By Joey Valenti, recipient Presidentʻs Green Project Implementation Award Upon completion of the D.Arch degree in May, I was offered a full time position at UH Mānoa School of Architecture. This support and the UH President’s Green Project Implementation Award … Continue reading

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Student Green Leader working to put a price on carbon

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By Jeff Kim, recipient 2016 Presidentʻs Green Student Leader Award. This summer I’ve been interning at Blue Planet Foundation working on their 2016 Clean Energy Report Card, which will be distributed at the upcoming World Conservation Congress. I’ve also been working … Continue reading

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