Defining Whole-System Sustainability in Hawai’i
Monday, October 7
3:15PM - 4:15PM
Austin Convention Center MR 8AB
Hawai’i is an island state blessed with beauty and resources as it sits isolated geographically, but not economically, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. As Hawai'i residents seek to become sustainable from a systems viewpoint, what is their system? Dependent upon oil imports for most of its energy and imports for food for most of its sustenance, Hawai'i's population benefits and suffers from changes in global trade of food and energy. Hawai’i has goals for increased local food and energy production as well as waste reduction, but do efforts that focus on local metrics hinder Hawaii’s role within the broader global economy?
This panel discusses the sustainability strategy of the Ulupono Initiative, a Hawai‘i-based impact investment firm that strives to improve the quality of life for the people of Hawai‘i by working toward large-scale innovative solutions that create more locally grown food, increase renewable energy, and reduce/recycle waste.
- Event Type:
- Land & Water
- Energy AIA Continuing Education Water
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