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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the world is headed for painful problems sooner than expected, and the University of Hawaiʻi is responding to the global call for solutions through research, teaching and curriculum development, service and stakeholder activism on issues of sustainability.

“These pressing challenges call for us all to learn what we can do to take empowered action to help our communities solve these problems,” said Matthew K. Lynch, University of Hawaiʻi System sustainability coordinator. “We encourage all UH students and personnel to connect with their amazing campus sustainability committees to learn more and engage!”

Events are scheduled across UH campuses this month to help increase awareness and educate campus communities not only on the challenges of climate change, sustainability and resilience, but about actions to contribute to its solutions:

October 22, 12–1:30 p.m.
Free webinar: Assessment of Climate Change Impact to Hawaiʻi Crops
Brought to you by UH Mānoa’s Institute for Sustainability and Resilience

  • Where: iLab (UH Mānoa)
  • Who: Open to public (also accessible online)
  • The Climate Change Adaptation Seminar Series runs every Monday starting at noon. The next seminar on October 29 features Maxine Burkett discussing “Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict: Engaging Law and Positive Peace.”

October 23, 1–3 p.m.
Film showing: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Brought to you by Windward CC Campus Sustainability Committee

  • Where: Hale Aʻo 101 and 102 (Windward Community College)
  • Who: Open to public

October 24, 6 p.m.
Free lecture: Restoring to the future: Reviving ahupuaʻa in the 21st century with Kawika Winter
Brought to you by Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics and Planetology

  • Where: HIG 201 (UH Mānoa)
  • Who: Open to public (also accessible online)

October 24, 6 p.m.
Film showing: Age of Consequences
Brought to you by Office of Veteran Student Services

  • Where: Art Auditorium (UH Mānoa)
  • Who: Open to public

October 26, 1–2:30 p.m.
Leeward CC Campus Sustainability Committee Meeting

  • Where: Kapunawai, Leeward CC Library
  • Who: Open to campus community