Sustainability and Summer Sessions: Experiences from UH Mānoa’s Sustainable Summer Day ’16

Sandra von Doetinchem, Debra Honda, Alan Hunley


In advance of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress 2016, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Summer Sessions offered an array of programs under the theme “Sustainable Summer ’16.” The theme included credit courses, a certificate program, hands-on environmental activities, films, and a lecture series focusing on conservation and sustainability.
The highlight was Sustainable Summer Day—a free festival for the campus community and general public, which will be the focus of this paper. The paper describes planning steps and marketing efforts, discusses general outcomes, lists key takeaways, and introduces an idea to get the community involved in summer sessions through sustainability education.

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