2016 Summit: Video Content


View the full video of Nainoa Thompson talking to KCC teachers in 2010 here.

“In the end, I believe that the worldwide voyage is supposed to change schools.”
– Nainoa Thompson, 2010 –

Further recommended viewing:

Hoʻāla Hou – A Look to the Future

This video was done in the late 80s by Na Maka o Ka Aina and explores food security from a Maoli perspective, featuring Eric Enos (and cameo by a young Kamuela Enos), Sam Kaʻai, Haunani-Kay Trask, Angel Pilago Ramsey Pederson and Charley Poouahi.

Video content from Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawaii Summit (Saturday):

Lessons from a thousand years of island sustainability | Sam ‘Ohu Gon III, PhD

Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor at The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i, world-renowned expert on Hawaiian ecology.

From the Hawaiian Islands and Rapanui to the Amazon rainforest, Dr. Samuel ‘Ohukani‘ōhi‘a Gon has circled the globe in his quest to blend culture and conservation, acre by acre. The senior scientist and cultural advisor of The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i has been instrumental in many facets of the Conservancy’s work. Sam strives to blend the richness of unique Hawaiian ecosystems with the equally rich culture that developed here. As a kahuna kākalaleo, practitioner of Hawaiian chant and protocol, he serves as a Kahuna Pule (prayer master) at the heiau (temple) of Puʻu Koholā at Kawaihae, Island of Hawaiʻi with Nā Waʻa Lālani Kāhuna o Puʻu Koholā.

Video archive of Day 1 Opening Plenary Session:

4th Annual Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit


  • Jessica Sevilla, UH Manoa Student Sustainability Fellow
  • Michael Bruno, UH Manoa Vice Chancellor for Research: Campus Welcome
  • Matthew Lynch, UH System Sustainability Coordinator: 2015-16 UH Office of Sustainability Update

9:45AM – OPENING PLENARY: Ancestral Knowledge, Contemporary Practice

  • Kamuela Enos, Director of Social Enterprise at MAO Farms: Lessons in Applying `Aina-based Sustainability to Maximize Community Impact
  • Albie Miles, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Community Food Systems at the UHWO: BAS Sustainable Community Food Systems Overview
  • Kevin Chang, Executive Director KUA: Notes from the Field: Community-based Network Coordination

Students will present posters to the general assembly on the Green Project Implementation Awards proposals submitted in 2015.


  • Arnim Wiek, Associate Professor, School of Sustainability at Arizona State University: Institutional Transformation & Sustainability
  • Patrick Thibaudeau, HGA Architects Vice President: Zero Plus Planning
  • Jessica Worchel, Peace Child International:HI Founding Board Chair:
    2017 World Youth Congress