Students work with Professor Bill Sakai (center) on one of several aquaponics systems at the UH Hilo Farm Lab at Panaʻewa

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has designated 29 courses as sustainability focused (s-focus), where most of the course is all about sustainability, or sustainability-topic related (s-related), where a portion of the course will immerse students in sustainability topics. S-ready courses are just entering the designation process.

UH System is working on different models for a sustainability certificate and the s-focused courses will count towards that. UH Hilo is also working on a model for a sustainability certificate that complements the campus curricula.

Courses are available in various departments including anthropology, engineering, geography and more. Course titles include cultural anthropology, cultures of oceania, and energy, economics and the environment.

—A UH Hilo Stories article