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Tentative Schedule

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Thursday, March 13, 8:15am-8pm

  • 8:15-9:00 Registration Opens / Breakfast (Atrium)
  • 9:00-9:20 Opening Protocol (Hale Akoakoa)
  • 9:20-9:50 Welcome & Orientation 
    • David Lassner, Interim President University of Hawai‘i
    • Jacqueline Kozak-Thiel, Hawai‘i State Sustainability Coordinator
  • 9:50-10:50 Keynote & Introduction to Statewide Sustainability Strategy
    • Wendell Brase, Vice Chancellor, Administrative & Business Services, University of California, Irvine
    • Aurora Winslade, University of Hawai‘i Manoa, Sustainability Coordinator
    • Doorae Shin, Leader of the Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawai‘i
    • Jeffrey Acido, University of Hawai‘i Student Regent
  • 10:50-11:10 Break
  • 11:10-1:10 Facilitated Work Session Part 1
  • 12:10-1:10 Concurrent Workshops (see here for details) – for those not in Facilitated Work Session Part 1
  • 1:10-2:30 Lunch
  • 2:30-5:00 Facilitated Work Session Part 2
  • 5:00-6:00 Networking Reception, Poster Session, Non-profit & Community groups Exhibit, Sponsors Exhibit
  • 6:00-8:00 Sustainability in Higher Education Awards Ceremony, Dinner, Keynote, Other scheduled Activities, 
    • Mitchell Thomashow, President Emeritus Unity College, Director Second Nature Presidential Fellows Program, Author of Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus
  • 8:00 Pau

Friday, March 14th 8am-5pm

  • 8:00-8:30 Registration Opens / Breakfast (Atrium)
  • 8:30-8:50 Welcome 
  • 8:50-10:45 Plenary Sessions
    • Plenary Session 1 – “Higher Education-Vital Partners in Building a Sustainable Hawaii“, moderated by Jacqueline Kozak-Thiel, Hawaii State Sustainability Coordinator
      • Maria Gallo, Dean and Director, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
      • Regina Ostergaard-Klem, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Hawaii Pacific University
      • David Duffy, Leader and Professor, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit
      • Sharon Moriwaki, Co-Chair, Hawaii Energy Policy Forum
      • Robert Franco, Director, Office for Institutional Effectiveness, Kapiolani Community College
    • Plenary Session 2 -”Indigeneity as Innovation: Utilizing Ancestral Sciences, Technologies and Spirituality to meet 21st Century Challenges“, moderated by Kamuela Enos, MA‘O Organic Farms Director of Social Enterprise
      • Hi’ilei Kawelo, Executive Director, Paepae o He’eia
      • Rick Kaponowaiwaiola Barboza, Co-owner, Chief Marketing Officer, Hui Kū Maoli Ola, LLC
      • Mehana Vaughan, Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
      • Ilima Ho-Lastimosa, Co-Founder, Ho’oulu Pacific
  • 10:45-10:50 Introduction to Program Sharing Sessions (Hosted by Krista Hiser and Melissa Saul)
  • 10:50-11:10 Coffee Break
  • 11:15-12:15 Concurrent Session 1 (click here for details)
  • 12:15-1:40 Lunch, Sponsor Presentation and Poster Session
  • 1:45-3:00 Concurrent Session 2 (click here for details)
  • 3:00-3:25 Break & Pupus
  • 3:30-4:45 Concurrent Session 3 (click here for details)
  • 4:45 Closing Circle
  • 5:15 Pau

Saturday, March 15

Guest and Keynote Speakers

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David Lassner, Interim President University of Hawai‘i
Wendell Brase, Vice Chancellor, Administrative & Business Services, University of California, Irvine
Mitchell Thomashow, President Emeritus Unity College, Director Second Nature Presidential Fellows Program, Author of Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus
Jacqueline Kozak-Thiel, Hawai‘i State Sustainability Coordinator
Kamuela Enos, MA‘O Organic Farms Director of Social Enterprise
Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Director, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University
Mark Orlowski, Founder & Executive Director Sustainable Endowments Institute
Jeffrey Acido, University of Hawai‘i Student Regent

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