2nd Annual Hawai'i Sustainability in Higher Education Summit
March 13, 2014 - March 15, 2014
Windward Campus, 45-720 Keaahala Rd, Kaneohe
The University of Hawaiâ€˜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 â€œSustainability Strategyâ€ has been developed by student leaders, faculty, and staff of the University of Hawaiâ€˜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 Hawaiâ€˜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 Hawaiâ€˜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 Thursdayâ€™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, Hawaiâ€˜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 â€œCoastal Community Resilienceâ€ and â€œHoâ€™olaulima: Creating a culture of sustainabilityâ€
This event is made possible by the efforts of the University of Hawaiâ€˜i Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges and the generous sponsorship of Hawaiâ€˜i Energy and HECO.
Office of Sustainability, University of Hawaii
Daita Serghi, (808) 689-2317, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://web.hawaii.edu/sustainabilitysummit/