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


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