MM1U: Systemwide focused inquiry project

MM1U: Systemwide focused inquiry project

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The UH Office of Sustainability invites you to participate in “Many Minds, One University” (MM1U). What could we accomplish if we were to focus our collective effort and resources to answering ONE essential question of Sustainability:  How can we accomplish our state’s goal of increasing local food production 20% by 2020? More info here.
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#UHSUSTAINABILITY featured at Palamanui campus Commencement Ceremony

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Palamanui graduated its inaugural cohort on Saturday. Nearly 70 graduates did the walk and 130 in total were eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students earned associates degrees, certificates and some even earned a few advanced degrees through online learning. Surrounded by her three kids, husband, and a proud, tearful mother, Sarah Chase of Kailua-Kona celebrated a huge milestone — an associate of science degree in nursing. “We’re the first nursing class on this side to keep all 10 students,” Chase said. She plans to begin courses for a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Hawaii at Hilo next spring. Kelia Moreno earned an academic subject certificate in Hawaiian lifestyles. Moreno moved to Kona after growing up in Las Vegas. “It was a big change,” she…
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CTAHR survey shows students seeking sustainability courses

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The attached survey shows that over half of UHM students surveyed feel that the university does not currently offer enough sustainability courses. Additionally, of the 194 students surveyed: 97% believe that Sustainability should be incorporated into more current and future courses at UH Mānoa. 92% indicated that they would take a Sustainability-focused course. 73% believe that UH Mānoa should offer a BA in Sustainability. Sustainability Survey Qualtrics Report 2015
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2013 Sustainability Summit

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Save the date!  The 1st Annual Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit will occur on April 11 & 12, 2013.  For more details, see: http://www.hawaii.edu/sustainability/2013-summit/
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Fall 2012 Planning Session Outcomes: Draft Policy Framework, Organizational Structure, Workshop

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1. Draft UH System Sustainability Policy Framework Table of Contents Mission Definitions Statement of Sustainability Policy Policy (1-2 pages) Summary of Key metrics (1 page) Areas of Focus (see sub-headings for each area below)* 6.1.  Innovation 6.2.  Operations 6.3.  Education & Research 6.4.  Planning, Administration, and Engagement Implementation of Policy Cost Avoidance Reinvestment Strategy Annual Assessment (& Annual System Sustainability Conference) Policy Revision: Areas of Focus (see sub-headings below) Statement of values & challenges Alignment with other documents/policies/etc. and/or with other content areas Solution statement / goals Measurement (baselines, metrics) Assessment (include economic, environmental, social, cultural) Communications What’s missing, what’s next 2. Draft UH System Sustainability Structure Recommendations Overall Goal: Effectively and expeditiously move our sustainability goals forward on each campus and in our communities Elements of future charge statement: Establish…
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Summary of 2012 System-wide Sustainability Planning Workshop

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Overview On November 27th and 28th, 2012, twenty five UH sustainability leaders representing almost all of the University of Hawaii campuses came together for an intense, facilitated, meeting to discuss system-wide sustainability for the University of Hawai`i.  The meeting was held at the UH West Oahu campus. The purpose of the 2012 System-wide Sustainability Planning Workshop was to further inter-campus sustainability relationships that began during the Spring of 2012 through monthly teleconference meetings. While each campus faces some unique challenges, there is tremendous collaborative potential on a wide range of sustainability issues that will benefit all campuses across the system. The meeting began preparations for an extensive and broadly participatory meeting to be held in the Spring of 2013. The outcomes of the 2012 System-wide Sustainability Planning Workshop included: The…
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Maui College offers degree in Sustainable Science Management

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The Sustainable Science Management (SSM) program at University of Hawaii Maui College, leading to a baccalaureate degree, offers options to students seeking employment in the field of Sustainability which includes positions such as: sustainability coordinator, sustainability specialist, environmental scientist. The mission of the BAS in Sustainable Science Management program is to prepare students to be productive professionals who can make skilled and informed sustainability decisions for complex systems that have environmental, social, political and economic consequences and solutions. For more details, see this page.
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