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What about contemporary Hawaii? How is sustainability being addressed?

HOME PROGRAM COURSES DEGREE PATH InFAQ CAREERS CONTACT   In today’s world, immigration has greatly affected the population of Hawaii. Native Hawaiians are one of a number of ‘minority’ groups within a very diverse culture. Hawaii now supports the international monetary economy, relies on continuous international travel and trade, and concentrates large

By | August 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

And what about Maui makes it of interest?

HOME PROGRAM COURSES DEGREE PATH InFAQ CAREERS CONTACT   On Maui, sustainability is necessarily in the minds of residents, leaders and business groups. Maui’s strongest economic driver, tourism, is based upon attracting people to what is always voted among the most attractive islands in the world. There is an underlying vested interest

By | August 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is the role of technology in our future?

HOME PROGRAM COURSES DEGREE PATH InFAQ CAREERS CONTACT   Technology is the most significant distinction between our human species and the rest of the world as we know it. Technologies can create efficiency, increase production and even build carrying capacity. Some say technology will be the key to sustainability, and clearly it

By | August 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Sustainability Science?

HOME PROGRAM COURSES DEGREE PATH InFAQ CAREERS CONTACT   Sustainability Science: The rigorous application of critical analyses via scientific method and systems thinking, across all disciplines relevant to a contemporary issue, in order to identify values and design solutions which reinforce the coexistence of both human societies and natural systems in perpetuity.

By | August 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is renewable?

HOME PROGRAM COURSES DEGREE PATH InFAQ CAREERS CONTACT   It’s about understanding the limits of our resources, and how to protect them. It has become customary that we label various things as ‘renewable’, then stop thinking about them. Have you ever thought about what makes something ‘renewable’? Sure the sun’s rays may

By | August 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is sustainability education?

HOME PROGRAM COURSES DEGREE PATH InFAQ CAREERS CONTACT   Applying systems thinking to real-world problems. The 1970s United Nations Tbilisi Declaration challenged sustainability education to consider seemingly disconnected areas of concern. But more importantly, it requires the collective consideration of relevant elements of any circumstance, as an inter-related system. The wisdom of

By | August 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why study sustainability on an island?

HOME PROGRAM COURSES DEGREE PATH InFAQ CAREERS CONTACT   Few educational programs try to study sustainability comprehensibly because it seems too big. Sustainability advocacy often generates passion and energy while identifying important issues, yet these efforts commonly lead to either seemingly small projects or the feeling that “there’s just too much to

By | July 10th, 2015|Infrequently Asked Questions|0 Comments

What is sustainability?

HOME PROGRAM COURSES DEGREE PATH InFAQ CAREERS CONTACT   The real question may be: “Do we know what sustainability really is?” We know our best science has identified unsustainable conditions which threaten our world and even our existence. Even doing our best, various factors impede our getting it right. Realistically, sustainability requires

By | July 10th, 2015|Infrequently Asked Questions|0 Comments