Three events spotlight UH sustainability research, curricula, student organizations and community projects

University of Hawaiʻi
Linda Day, (808) 956-9346
UH Office of Sustainability
Posted: Oct 24, 2005

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaiʻi will highlight its sustainability efforts with events on three consecutive days this week at its Manoa Campus: Campus Sustainability Day 2005 on Wednesday, Oct. 26; a Student Sustainability E-Dialogue on Thursday, Oct. 27; and a Mānoa Stream Clean-up and Planting on Friday, Oct. 28.

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UHM Sustainability Courtyard, Campus Sustainability Day 2005 will showcase UH Mānoa‘s environmental, economic and cultural/social/political research, curricula and student organizations at an Earth-Day-like learning fair. Students, faculty and staff will "share their work and their passion" with exhibits that will demonstrate the depth and breadth of the vital, often visionary activities taking place on campus. During the noon-12:30 p.m. program, Interim Chancellor Denise Konan will acknowledge UHM‘s efforts in support of sustainability.

On Thursday, Oct. 27, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the Student Sustainability E-Dialogue will link together through HITS (the Hawaiʻi Interactive Television System) a variety of activist groups from several campuses to discuss projects and strategies for creating a sustainable University of Hawaiʻi system.

On Friday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 4:30 pm, a Mānoa Stream Clean-up and Planting will be held in recognition of the first anniversary of the destructive flood that swept through the community and campus on Oct. 30, 2004. Both parts of this work project will teach volunteers about how maintenance can help avert damaging stream overflows and erosion: the clean-up of a drainage canal that flows through campus into Mānoa Stream will help prevent log-jams that can cause flooding, and the installation of native plants along the banks will help keep soil from being washed away and also preserve the ʻauwai (ditch) that irrigates the loʻi (taro paddy) at the UHM Center for Hawaiian Studies.All events are being organized by the UH Office of Sustainability.