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With so much at stake, we must rise to the challenge — for UH and for Hawai‘i

The faculty and students of our 10 UH campuses bring our wealth of traditional island knowledge, our understanding of hundreds of years of sustainable living here, our decades of leading research, our long-standing and deepening relationships across the Pacific, our curiosity, and our commitment to living together peacefully in a complex world.

UH provides the scientific and intellectual capacity for addressing Hawai‘i’s problems and opportunities, particularly in the realms of sustainability, energy and climate resilience through efforts such as:

  • Climate-Resilient Food Innovation Network
  • Native plant conservation at Lyon Arboretum
  • Ocean research at Waikīkī Aquarium and the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology
  • The Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes
  • Institute for Sustainability and Resilience
  • College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
  • Ho‘ouluwehi, the Sustainable Living Institute of Kaua‘i 

Mālama Hawai‘i

Support for UH sustainability initiatives across the UH System means long-term, healthy living for Hawai‘i.

Giving opportunities include:

  • UH Maui College: BAS in sustainable science management
  • UH West O‘ahu: BAS in sustainable community food systems; certificate in sustainability issues
  • Honolulu & Kapi‘olani CCs: Certificate in sustainability
  • Windward & Leeward CCs: Sustainable agriculture certificate and degree
  • Kaua‘i CC: Certificate in sustainability science; Ulutopia; apiary
  • UH Mānoa: Certificate in sustainable tourism; GoFarm Hawai‘i farmer training program and AgBusiness services; Energy and Sustainability Vertically Integrated Projects
  • UH Hilo and Hawai‘i CC: Lā Honua Earth Fair
Edmund C. Olson Trust 2 funds scholarships for UH Hilo ag, forestry students
The gift from one of the largest landowners in the state creates the Edmund C. Olson Trust 2 Scholarship over two years.
Alakaʻina Foundation funds UH programs, partnerships for sustainability
The new gifts create opportunities for UH West Oʻahu and Leeward CC with MAʻO Farms on the Leeward Coast and for Windward Community College and Hoʻokuaʻāina in Windward Oʻahu.
Gift seeds Hawaiʻi Sustainability Fund
The gift of $1 million creates the Hawaiʻi Sustainability Fund for innovative sustainability research and initiatives across all 10 UH campuses.
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