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SLIM Overview

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The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) has been working diligently to bring greater sustainability to Hawaii since its inception in 2005. As an institute of the University of Hawaii, and with the guidance of the SLIM Steering Committee, SLIM has already achieved many of its long-term goals and helped to change the landscape of sustainability training programs for the Maui Nui community and across the Hawaiian Islands.

Since early 2010, SLIM has developed and implemented almost 20 new sustainability training programs, many of which have been expanded to other community colleges within the UH system.

As a result of these programs, we have trained over 400 students on Maui, Molokai, and Lanai between 2010 and 2012. Almost all of our programs are tied to nationally recognized certifications. Due to the lagging economy on Maui, many of the participants were unemployed, displaced, disabled, experiencing low employment, or veterans. The number of students enrolled in programs has grown over 50% each year.

Through our community partnerships with public and private sectors, as well as with other non-profit organizations, SLIM’s impact has been far and wide. This report highlights our programs and projects over the last several years and many of SLIM’s recent accomplishments.

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