Current undergraduate Rosie Lee and recent graduate Keelee Martin spent a month as part of a NOAA research team studying the effects of climate change on the reef and fish populations in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
The Students of Sustainability club at UH Hilo takes seriously its mission to stimulate new ideas for “green” initiatives on campus.
UH Hilo is a leader in sub-metering and baseline data recording, bi-level lighting, energy requirements in design contracts, reinvestment account, and Hawai‘i Energy Rebates. By Anne Rivera. This story is part of a series on curriculum and projects at UH Hilo
The seasoned traveler backpacked through six Asian countries in three months, but it was the month she spent volunteering at a facility serving disabled children in northern Thailand that empowered and enlightened the adventurer.
Moving from undergraduate studies to intern to student employment to bachelor degree and then to full-time work at the Office of Maunakea Management, the budding ecologist is on her way to graduate school.
Planners are working on a model for a sustainability certificate program that complements current campus curricula: 29 courses have been designated as focusing on sustainability, a couple of dozen more are under evaluation.
UH Hilo has three learning gardens on campus where students apply what they are learning in a class on sustainable agriculture.
For his final exam in an introductory theatre course, Randon Jack did a performance piece about the threat of rising sea levels on his homeland atoll of Majuro that brought tears to his professor’s eyes.
Students learn the scientific concepts behind climate change and then analyze current and future impacts, challenges, and opportunities.
While at the summit, held at UN Headquarters in New York, the administration of justice major was given the opportunity to share her experiences and thoughts on children’s fundamental rights in Timor-Leste on behalf of her homeland.