Sustainability Resources

Sustainable Business

Sustainable Agriculture

  • Aquaponics and Aquaculture Resources. This page includes links to resources used by Dr. Robert Howerton in the Introduction to Aquaponics and Aquaculture course offered through SLIM and EdVenture, as well as information on seeds for aquaponics systems shared by the Hawai‘i Public Seed Initiative, a program of The Kohala Center.

    • Hawaii County Food Self-Sufficiency Baseline Study 2012, May 2012. This Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping data provides a 2012 snapshot of where, and what kind of, farming is occurring on Hawai’i Island and can serve as a baseline to monitor future trends in agriculture land use.
    • Ulupono Inititive December 2011 study of Demand for Local Food A detailed consumer survey of nearly 1,200 shoppers across O‘ahu showed an overwhelming majority believe buying local is very important, and a large percentage are willing to pay more for some local products.  Read the Executive Summary.
    • Island of Hawaii Whole System Project- Phase 1 Report: A Rocky Mountain Institute assessment funded by the Omidyar Family. This document reports on the state of the locally produced food and agriculture sectors on the Island of Hawaii. BigIslandFoodSecurity
    • Biodiesel Crop Implementation in Hawaii Hawaii Agriculture Resource Center report, September 2006. The report contains information regarding the potential for future biodiesel production in the State of Hawaii.

Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Waste Management

  • Maui County Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan February, 2009. The plan is an updated Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan (“ISWMP”) to provide a comprehensive, long-term blueprint for solid waste management that calls for diverting 60 percent of Maui’s waste from disposal, improving infrastructure to accomplish this increased level of diversion, and exploring modern technologies to reduce the County of Maui’s dependence on landfills.

Sustainable Water Use

Sustainable Living

  • Mattress Disposal Guide The Mattress Recycling Council estimates that Americans dispose of roughly 15 to 20 million mattresses every year. The average mattress takes up 40 cubic feet, which means that one year’s worth of discarded mattresses will occupy more than 132,000 square miles of landfill space. This guide will help you avoid adding your mattress to the landfill with helpful tips for donating, recycling, reselling and reusing old or used mattresses.
  • 10 Tips to Help Design an Energy Efficient Bedroom Saving energy is always a good idea. In some ways, it’s part of being a good neighbor. Reducing your household’s energy consumption reduces the strain on your city’s electrical grid. But here’s the best part: making your bedroom energy-efficient nets you significant savings on your monthly utility bills. Talk about sleeping easy. Follow these tips to save energy in your bedroom.
  • Tips for Finding the Best Eco-Friendly Mattresses This is a helpful guide for mattress shoppers, which not only lists the top rated green mattresses, but also explains what a green mattress is, details of various certifications, flammability standards and flame retardants, and more.

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