Many Minds, One University 2017-18

Mauō: the perpetuation of well-being

YOU are invited to share research, writing, practices, and teaching materials exploring the “Meaning & Management of Water” as part of UHʻs annual systemwide focused inquiry project for AY 18-19. 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 Fresh Water Capacity by 100 Million Gallons per day by 2030?

Inspired by the “One Campus, One Theme” project of Hawaii Community College, this focused inquiry project for Academic Year 2017-18 encompasses:

Each campus is invited to participate however they choose. Sessions at the 2018 Sustainability in Hawaii Higher Education Summit at UH Hilo Feb 7-8, 2018 will focus on sharing results of MM1U.


Faculty can join the Laulima site“SYS MM1U”  or request to be added to this collaboration server.


ʻState of the Planetʻ presentation by Dr Chip Fletcher (2016 SENCER Faculty Professional Development Institute).

Contact Krista Hiser, Interim System Sustainability Curriculum Coordinator ( to become a participant, or for more information, ideas, and project feedback.

Visit the site to sharing resources, ideas, assignments, and reflections.