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Inside thi s i ssu e: Letters from the Program Chair and the Editor (p. 1) Spotlight on Campus: HPU
Newsletter for the MA in Global Leadership & Sustainable D e ve l o p m e n t P ro g r a m a t H a w a i i P acif ic Unive rsi ty
Hawai'i Loa Campus Expansion and The Green Club at HPU (p. 2) Spotlight on Faculty: Dr. Louie Primavera‟s Aquaponics Project and Dr. Regina Ostergaard-Klem (p. 3) Spotlight on Students: Saleh Azizi and Duda Breeseg (p. 4) Spotlight on Alumni: Erwin Hudelist and Myah Ely (p. 5) Spotlight on Hawaii: Kanu Hawaii and the Blue Planet Foundation (p.6) Spotlight on the
Letter MAGLSD Program Chair, Dr. Art Whatley A Sustained ALOHA to All Friends, Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators affiliated with the MA program in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development: Welcome to this first issue of ―Spotlight on Sustainability‖. Profoundly important changes are occurring in the MAGLSD program and this newsletter is the perfect vehicle for sharing. For starters, the program was moved to the College of Natural and Computational Sciences as of July 1, 2009. After the move, my new colleagues from Environmental Science and I started work in September on a major revision of the curriculum which will go into effect in the Fall, 2010. We are adding new courses such as: ―Sustainable Energy Systems,‖ ―Global Climate Change,‖ and ―Sustainable Building Sciences‖ to strengthen the sustainable development dimension of the degree. Also, we are adding a 9-credit ―supporting field‖ option. Students will chose from over 9 different academic areas. Examples are: International Disaster and Emergency
Management, International Economics, Religion and Sustainability, Community Development, Environmental Science, World History. We believe that with these changes we will be on our way to having one of the most respected interdisciplinary leadership and sustainable development-focused masters programs in the Pacific and Western United States regions. Our goal is to produce global leaders who are first and foremost environmental stewards and who understand the causes of the multitude of environmental, social, and economic
Dr Arthur Whatley, Chair of MA in Global Leadership and Sustainability Development humbly displays his garden in the back of his house in Enchanted Lakes, Kailua. Reconnecting with nature can be done by learning how to run urban gardens.
problems we face at both the global and local levels. And, perhaps most importantly, these new global leaders will have the moral courage to help chart new directions towards a human community in harmony with the natural world. Upon closing, I invite you to contact me or Paula Lombardo, the Student Editor of this Newsletter, with your feedback, comments or questions about any aspect of the newsletter or the MAGLSD program. Our aim is to become a vital information exchange with alumni, friends, prospective new students, faculty, and the many NGOs, business organizations, and communities—local, national, and international—who support the vision and values of the MAGLSD program. On a personal note, Mahalo, Paula for having taken on the huge task of designing this Newsletter and publishing this first Issue. Like so many other students, old and new, Paula has been unselfish with her time and energies on behalf of the program. Mahalo! Send your correspondence to:
World: Idealist.org and Ashoka.org (p. 7)
Letter from the Editor, Paula Lombardo
I try to live by the motto : ―To whom much is given, much is expected‖. As a new student in the MAGLSD pro-
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gram, I came to HPU via Jamaica and Kenya (full story in next issue) with a clear goal in mind: To learn as much as possible to maximize my ability to take full advantage of my privilege by serving humanity. While my life‘s
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journeys have made me feel abundantly blessed and inspired, they have also heightened my awareness of the realities of the effects our ―abundance‖ has had on many parts of the world. As Paul Hawken said in Blessed Unrest, ―If you look at the science that describes what is happening on earth today and aren‘t pessimistic, you don‘t have the correct data. If you meet the people in this unnamed movement and aren‘t optimistic, you haven‘t got a heart.‖ I strive for balance between the realities of the problems we are facing with hopefulness in the wealth of solutions being offered, discussed and implemented throughout the global community and particularly in the sustainability movement. The MAGLSD program is helping me achieve Continued on back page...
Spotlight on Campus: Hawai'i Loa Campus Expansion incorporate design strategies to limit the project‘s environmental footprint and will be
HPU will be student centered. 3) The HPU campus will be an aggregate of gath-
designed with a fully integrated approach to meet the U.S. Green Building Council‘s Lead-
ering places which reflect the aesthetic and cultural qualities of HPU and the mul-
ership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification criteria. The overarching plan for each resource should follow these
tiple cultures of Hawai‘i… (Taken from the Master Plan prepared by Group 70 Architects, available for viewing on the President‘s page of HPU‘s website.)
Despite a downturned economy, HPU is
basic principles: 1) Reduce demand. 2) Efficient systems. 3) On-site
moving forward with plans to expand the Hawai‘I Loa Campus with a $100 million dollar project which will be a
generation (e.g. water, power) 4) Offset off-site resources needs and
―model for sustainability in higher education facilities‖. The new Hawaii Loa cam-
impacts. The major themes include: 1) HPU
pus will be HPU‘s marker in environmental stewardship. The project will
will be an international learning community. 2)
Spotlight on Campus:The Green Club at HPU The GREEN Club at HPU is the
semester, thanks to many very active and
how they can make
student club around sustainability. GREEN stands for Globally Responsible Environmental Efforts
committed members, we were able to organize a lot of successful events additionally. Highlights included the JUNKraft presenta-
their holidays more sustainable. In the upcoming
Now. We are committed to promote sustainability within the HPU
tion by Joel Paschal and Senator Hooser who talked to us about green legislature.
spring semester we will continue work
community and to the people of Hawaii through education and raising awareness. In the past, our main
The GREEN Club also hosted an EcoPreneur Panel where Ari Patz, Erwin Hudelist, Myah Ely, Jennifer Homcy, and Kevin Vac-
the sustainability garden at the Hawaii Loa Campus.
effort was the paper recycling at the downtown campus. Most of-
carello shared their stories of sustainability innovation with us. We further participated
We also plan to adopt the Kamalii Park to get more bicycle stands for the university.
fices at the downtown campus can now recycle paper and newsprint which is then picked up by the
in the Blue Line Project and were part of the 350 event on Hawaii. With our last event at the HPU holiday bazaar
Hagadone Printing Company. This
(pictured above), we showed students
Stories, above and below, submitted by Theresa Freund, President of The Green Club at HPU and a last semester student in the MAGLSD program.
HPU Sustainability Day — February 24, 2010 On February 24th, 2010 the GREEN Club will be hosting a major HPU event: ―HPU as a sustainable campus day‖. This will be a da ylong event envisioning how HPU can become more sustainable and how a sustainable HPU can serve Hawaii. During the day, various student clubs, classes, faculty members and local green businesses will have booths and displays on Upper Fort Street Mall to present their involvement in sustainability. We want to show the community why sustainability is important and how everyone can make their lives more sustainable. Students and the public can obtain information about the recycling program at HPU, there will be tours of the garden and the aquaponics project, and you can exchange your light bulb at the CFL Light Bulb Exchange Program. For a good atmosphere there will also be a band playing and food and refreshments for sale. In the afternoon a forum will follow, starting with a couple of short presentations by politicians, business leaders, students, and faculty about sustainability issues related to HPU. Afterwards the audience and the speakers will participate in a dialogue, discussion, sharing, brainstorming, and inspira tion with the goal to write up a concluding report with recommendations on how HPU can become more sustainable.
Spotlight on Faculty: Dr. Regina Ostergaard-Klem
Dr. Regina Ostergaard-Klem is an adjunct professor at HPU. Regina‘s course in Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development has been highly acclaimed and recommended by numerous alumni from the MAGLSD program. The course addresses the topic of sustainable development focusing on economics at the interface of nations and the global economy. Students complete a comprehensive study of the emerging field of ecological economics and contrast/compare it to the neoclassical economic model of development. Students also propose policy options for sustainable development and conduct in-depth analysis of a developing nation in terms of economic development based on population, agriculture, industrial development, and natural capital (ecosystem goods and services). She also teaches Environmental History, Natural Resources Management and Environmental Science & the Modern Prospect.
Ph.D in Environmental Economics and Public Policy (1997), M.S.Engr., Environmental Systems Analysis and Economics (1993) from The John Hopkins University
Before joining HPU, Regina was an Environmental Policy Advisor (Global Environment Center, Office of Energy, Environment and Technology) with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, DC. There she provided technical expertise for programmatic design, support, and oversight while serving as an on-site policy advisor to USAID and provided technical assistance to USAID missions and programs in support of USAID‘s Global Climate Change Initiative. She was also a Science and Diplomacy Fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fulbright Fellow with the University of Lodz in Poland.
Spotlight on Faculty: Dr. Louie Primavera & The Aquaponics Project at HPU In order to allow Hawaii Pacific University the distinction of being a national leader in the movement of
“The Conversion of a Portion of the Hawaii Loa
The cleansed fish green water is then recycled back to the fish tank. The most important point
campus sustainability, and to make use of equipment and land made available due to the decommissioning of
Campus Sewage Treatment Plant into a Sustainable
behind this aquaponics system (besides being able to eat the plants and eventually the fish) is that
the Hawaii Loa Campus Sewage Treatment Plant, a sustainable aquaponics farm was constructed. This 100% organic plant growth system incorporates Tilapia
there are no culture effluents released into our precious environment. People that live in arid environments (deserts or coral atolls) where potable
fish green water that is relocated via a sump pump to a pea gravel grow bed that allows luxurious plant
Farm” by Louis P. Primavera, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. of Microbiology
water is at a premium would benefit from a similar aquaponics system setup. In addition, Hawaii Pacific
growth. In addition, the plants and associated bacteria (that are present in the pea gravel grow beds) filter the fish water and chemically convert the toxic ammo-
University will benefit by the production of plants to green and beautify our reconstructed campus of the future. (A tour of the project will be con-
nia into natural plant fertilizers of nitrites and nitrates.
ducted the end of January.)
Above: Current aquaponics system showing the fish tank, PVC plumbing, and the plants present in the large grow bed. The roof is made from
Above: This image shows the preliminary crop of bok choy and herbs that were
clear, UV- protected, polycarbonate roofing sheets.
then moved to the large grow bed and immersed in the fish water.
Above: This photo displays the return water spout (from the large grow bed) into the fish tank. The orange blotches in the water (lower right in photo) are the Tilapia fingerlings.
Spotlight on Students: Saleh Azizi Left: Saleh Azizi; Right: Student participation and Saleh‘s leadership made for quick progress on the Hawaii Loa Sustainability Gardens
Saleh Azizi joined the MAGLSD program to attain academic and practical experience to alleviate poverty and develop poor rural areas in developing countries through tools such as food security, micro/ development- finance, fair-trade and cooperatives, carbon-trade and other efficient methods of sustainable economic development. Midway through the program he traveled to Italy and Sierra Leone for an internship with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). During his time at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy ,he gained a deeper knowledge of the UN system, food security, rural & agricultural finance, and research work. He collaborated in developing an ―Agribusiness Access to Finance‖ research project that will potentially be used for countries across the world. After moving to FAO Sierra Leone (Freetown) he worked closely with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Food Security (MAFFS) in developing the country‘s National Sustainable Agricultural Development Planning (NSADP) project. Since returning to Hawaii and HPU he has been active in the Green Club as coordinator of the Hawaii Loa Sustainability Gardens. His opinions are often featured in HPU‘s Kalamalama, the HPU student newspaper, on topics ranging from local food security to ―economic obesity‖ in the most recent edition. The following editorial is taken from an article published in the Kalamalama in December: ―Gardening and sustainability- an idea of localized economy „as if people mattered‟ This is all about growth—
"There are two dangers
natural growth that is! Economic growth and recognizing our individual dependency on consumer goods is part of why it in not owning a farm. makes sense to garden: reversing trends. Globally and in Hawai‗i, signs such as the 2008 financial crisis show us that overOne is the danger of dependency of trade and finance can one day leave us stranded and hungry. Local food production has the potential to initiate healthy lifestyle as well as inexpensive organic local produce. Recent revolutions in mixed agricultural systems such supposing that breakfast as urban agriculture, perma-culture, and agro-forestry suggest that modern gardening can enhance coexistence between urban human settlement and agricultural food production in a way that mimics the web of interlinked relationships found in nature. However this is no news to Hawaiians, whose ahupua‗a, a traditional land unit extending from the mountaintops
comes from the grocery, and the other that heat
to the sea, provided a valuable mix of produce, livestock, and fish as far back as 1200 C.E. Combined with the practice of
comes from the furnace."
ho‗oponopono (how to correct prior error), Hawaiian wisdom can guide modern urbanized consumers back to nature, gardening, and enhanced self-awareness. The garden itself, as much as the practice of gardening, provides lessons in har-
– Aldo Leopold from A Sand County Almanac
mony, symbiosis, and diversity as well as increased functionality and productivity. This contemporary Hawaiian practice of interactive gardening combines best practices in components such as organic vegetable farming, mixing fruit-trees plantation and honey bees, composting, water catchment, and fish farming activities—each component feedback the success of another.‖ Saleh is in his last semester of the MAGLSD program and welcomes everyone‟s participation in the Sustainability Gardens Project.
Spotlight on Students: Duda Breseeg ―Give a man a fish, and you have feed him for one day, teach him how to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime,‖ this is the underlying, guiding philosophy of microfinance as practiced by the Grameen Bank. Its aim is to help the poorest of the poor, so that they can lift themselves out of poverty. Microfinance is the concept of giving collateral free loans to the poor so that they can start small businesses and move themselves and their children out of the cycle of poverty. Duda Breseeg has become passionate about the concept of microfinance which lead him on a search for an academic institution that would further his understanding and prepare him for a career in sustainable development and microfinance. That search lead him to HPU‘s MAGLSD program and in August he advanced his goal with a 2-month internship with the Grameen Bank in Bangeldesh. There he was able to experience and witness firsthand the systematic approach and effectiveness of micro-lending and social
MAGLSD Student, Duda Breseeg with Mohammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient and Founder of the Grameen Bank
business practices. His journeys enabled him to visit several sister companies and projects. Grameen has established a partnership with Danone Foods, a French yogurt company, to help feed the hungry; Grameen Eye-Care Hospital and Grameen Kalyan to provide quality healthcare to the poor; Grameen Shakti, a utility company to provide electricity, and Grameen Shika, an educational project.. Duda is now motivated and inspired to start his own microcredit institution ―somewhere in th e world‖.
Spotlight on Alumni: Erwin Hudelist, President, Hagadone Printing Co. of your abilities. After a few years of operating his own business in Vienna successfully, he decided to sell it and to ―check out the world‖. In 1990, Erwin ended up in Hawaii and got involved in Harbor Graphics. His total commitment to customer service and quality paid off: Harbor Graphics became the largest sheet-fed printing business in the state and received several awards like the ―Environmental Award‖ and the ―Service Excellence Award‖ from the State of Hawaii. Erwin joined Hagadone Printing Company in 1998. He attended HPU and graduated from the MAGLSD program in 2006. He is committed to growing a company that will be second to none and is equally committed to environmentally responsible processes like using recycled paper , eco-friendly inks and carbon offsetting. Erwin values ―innovation, reliability and the ability to ‗think out of the box‘.‖ He also beErwin Hudelist was born in Klagenfurt, Austria in 1961. His father Otto, a typesetter by trade, taught
lieves in a strong, professional workforce. This is why Printing Industries of America has awarded Hagadone Printing the ―The best workplace in America‖ for the 3rd year in a row. Hagadone is actively involved in supporting the local community with a variety of initiatives aimed at ―making a
him all about printing and the basic rule in any business: be honest and
meaningful impact‖. Hagadone‘s collective stated values of ―empathy, respect, integrity, and quality of life and product‖ make them a fine example of sustainable business. Erwin invites you to visit:
service your customer to the best
Spotlight on Alumni: Myah Ely Myah grew up in a small Texas town near San Antonio. After graduating high school, she learned carpentry and built her own house while attending community college at NorthWest Vista. Myah pursued courses there which led her to visit places like Costa Rica & Belize to study environmental geology. She also worked at SeaWorld as an Education Instructor, informing guests of the importance of conservation. Myah continued her schooling in Hawaii with an Environmental Studies degree. She graduated from HPU in 2006 with a particular interest in Sustainable
Development and earned a certificate through the MAGLSD program in Environmental Policy. Myah joined Hagadone Printing Company in 2007 in the newly created position of Sustainability Coordinator. Myah is also actively involved with the Sustainability Association of Hawaii. SAH is a great source for information and local events; they even offer carbon credits for purchase. You can find the Sustainability Association of Hawaii on their website www.sahawaii.org and also at Indigo from 6-8pm every 3rd Thursday beginning January 21st for EcoLounge. Brought to you by Nella Media Group &
HonuGuide. EcoLounge is a networking mixer focused on sustainability. MAGLSD students in attendance may even earn extra credit!
Spotlight on Hawaii: Kanu Hawaii economic self reliance.‖ Kanu Hawaii has a refreshing focus on practical
use a reusable water bottle and not buy bottled water.‖ To illustrate the impact and tangible
solutions to issues ranging from landfills to Furlough Fridays. This website
outcome if every Kanu member made this commitment, Kanu Hawaii states that: ―Our com-
offers an exciting variety of ways to make a commitment, educate yourself and take action locally. Kanu Hawaii‘s
mitments will keep 1,483,471 plastic bottles out of our landfills, incinerators, and environment each year.‖ Kanu represents the epitome of the
Kanu Hawaii is a ―movement of everyday people‖ who join together ―to protect
members commit to living according to their values and receive support by
adage ―think globally, act locally‖.
and promote island living - a connection to the 'aina, a culture of aloha, and local
doing it in a group setting. One example is Commitment #80 of 93, ―I will
Join Kanu and make your first commitment today! www.KanuHawaii.org
Spotlight on Hawaii: Blue Planet Foundation Hawai'i is the most dependent state in the nation on imported oil, yet its
model, and how to translate those results to benefit other locations around the
unique blend of attributes makes it an ideal place to become a clean energy
globe. Blue Planet‘s success stories include: helping to engage people in the local
model for the world. As the most remote island chain on earth, its need for locally produced clean energy is par-
legislative process and to enact key new clean energy policies; hosting major public events with thousands of participants in-
ticularly acute. This isolation also makes it an ideal place to measure the
cluding rallies at the State Capital and the Blue Line Project drawing attention to the
impact of introducing alternative energy sources, as Hawaii is not connected to a mainland grid. Indeed, even the indi-
critical need to respond to the threat of climate change and a resulting sea level rise; distributing 3250 tire pressure gauges
vidual island grids are not interconnected. Hawaii has almost every natural
and nearly 5000 compact fluorescent light bulbs to residents throughout Oahu; and
resource needed for energy development, a wide variety of energy projects is already underway and plans to re-
most recently producing a local ―Home Energy Make-Over‖ television show. As an active volunteer with the Blue Planet Foun-
duce its dependence on fossil fuel are being considered. Add to that a millennia-long cultural heritage of sustainable
dation, I can say that they are truly innovative in their approach and dedicated to their mission!
Blue Planet Foundation's mission is to end the use of carbon-based fuels on Earth by making Hawai‘i a global leader for energy independence within a decade.
resource management and an image as paradise in the eyes of the world and one can readily see that Hawaii is perfectly situated to become a clean energy paradigm for the planet. The Blue Planet Foundation encourages everyone to envision how to maximize the potential of this unique combination of factors to make Hawaii an energy
To show your support and get involved, visit: wwww.blueplanetfoundation.org
(Above) The Green Club at HPU participates in the Blue Line Project event on the International Day of Climate Action.
Spotlight on the World: Idealist.org Idealist.org is an amazing on-line community of people and organizations committed
education. They sponsor nonprofit career fairs and global volunteering fairs in cities
dignified lives. Every person who
to ―building a better world‖. You can find opportunities for philanthropic travel, vol-
throughout the U.S. With more than 1,300,000 members throughout the world,
wants to help another has the
unteering, internships and employment around the globe. Their Resource Center offers: a Career Center, a Mid-Career
it is truly a global community.
ability to do so. No opportunities for action or col-
Transitions Resource Center, a Community Action Center, a Nonprofit Homan Resources Center, an International Volunteerism Resource Center, Tools for Teachers, Tools for Organizations, Tools for Webmasters and a Public Service Graduate Education Resource Center that provides advice, options and insight on how to prepare, apply and get financing for higher
The idealist.org website is run by Action Without Borders and has offices in the United States (New York, NY and Portland, OR) and in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They also have staff based in cities including Berlin, Geneva, San Francisco, Seattle, and Quito. ―Our Vision: We would like to live in a world where: All people can lead free and
laboration are missed or wasted. Our Mission: Action Without Borders connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.‖ Check out the MAGLSD program and ―become an idealist‖ today at idealist.org!
Spotlight on the World: Ashoka—Innovators for the Public Ashoka was founded in 1980 by Bill Drayton, who pioneered the global field of social entrepreneurship, on the premise that the most effective way to promote positive social change is to invest in social entrepreneurs with innovative solutions that are sustainable and replicable, both nationally and globally. It is named after Ashoka, the Indian leader who unified the Indian subcontinent in the 3rd century BC, renouncing violence and dedicating his life to social welfare and economic development. For his creativity, global mindedness and tolerance, Ashoka is renowned as the earliest example of a social innovator. In honor of their namesake, Ashoka invests in people by searching the world for leading social entrepre-
“Ashoka is represented by the oak tree. A strong, sturdy tree, the oak represents the power of Ashoka's commitment and contributions to building the profession of social entrepreneurship. A broadspreading tree, it is symbolic of those dimensions of Ashoka's programs that select, launch and foster collaborations among social entrepreneurs around the world..”
neurs. They then provide the resources to launch these entrepreneurs, ―Ashoka Fellows‖. Benefits include a living stipend for an average of three years, allowing them to focus full-time on building their institutions and spreading their ideas. They also provide Fellows with a global support network of their peers and partnerships with professional consultants. Fellows become part of a life-long community. All around the world, Ashoka facilitates collaborations of Fellows so that they can learn from one another, share valuable knowledge and insights, and be better equipped to for success. Ashoka is also committed to building sector infrastructure including seed financing and capital, bridges to the business and academic sectors, and strategic partnerships that deliver social and financial value. Ashoka has established programs in over 60 countries and supports the work of over 2000 Fellows. Vision Statement: Ashoka envisions an Everyone A Changemaker™ world. A world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change. Mission Statement: Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world‘s citizens to think and act as changemakers. Visit their website at: www.ashoka.org.
Letter from the Editor, Paula Lombardo
Mahalo Nui Loa!
(continued from page one)
Myah, Bastian and Hagadone Printing for all their help and support, both moral and
my goals by leading me on a path of stewardship in the sustainability movement. ―Spotlight on Sus-
“Preview” Next Issue: the Hawaiian charter schools,
tainability‖ is a vehicle to bring innovative, motivated, inspired minds together and to celebrate
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diversity, unity and collaboration. To examine new models that foster compassion, justice and real prosperity and sustain the earth‘s living systems. To provide a medium for expression and story-telling that we can ALL take part in creating and shaping. As Limits To Growth has taught us, we must commit to visioning,, networking, truthtelling,, life-long learning and loving in order to
technical. Bastian created the ―Spotlight on Sustainability‖ logo. Rob Kinslow, Assistant Editor. HPU‟s MAGLSD program is proud to welcome Rob Kinslow! Rob has had many diverse experiences from systems engineering to farming. He
I welcome your suggestions for up-
has worked with the Conservation Council of Hawai`i, The Nature Conservancy, Kaho„olawe
coming topics and encourage you all to submit your writings for publica-
Island Reserve Commission, O„ahu Land Trust, World Turtle Trust, „Ahahui o ka Lokahi and
tion in our newsletter.
he was personally trained by Al Gore for The Climate Project Hawaii. Passionate about
make the necessary transition toward sustainability. May each ―spotlight‖ in this newsletter be a
“living simply so that others may simply live”,
beacon of hope and shine a light on the on the plethora of positive, solution-based activity happening, locally and globally, in this movement and
dents, elementary schools, churches, and professional associations. In addition to working on his Masters he is currently a community organizer, island filmmaker and executive co-
he is a guest speaker on sustainability to stu-
compel us all toward ―restoring grace, justice and beauty to the world‖ (Paul Hawken) I hope you enjoy it and I anxiously await your feedback!
ordinator for Hawaii Interfaith Power & Light
Photo, above: Paula on the roof top of her apartment in Mombasa, Kenya (May, 2009)
The University's motto, Holomua Me Ka 'Oia'i'o, is written in the Hawaiian language and translates "Forward with Truth." Hawai'i Pacific University's logo is based on the Asian concept of yin and yang, the logo signifies the fluid and polar, yet balanced, aspects of life. The tri-part design represents the student, education, and community. The "wave" form symbolizes HPU's location at the center of the Pacific region. The vortex suggests the synergy resulting from the successful combination of the three elements of the orb.
MA in Global Leadership & Sustainable Development Program Hawai'i Pacific University 1164 Bishop Street Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813 U.S.A. www.hpu.edu
Photo, right: Rob and Stuart Scott of the Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change hold a personal invitation from UN Climate chief Yvo de Boer to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. Scott made a pilgrimage to the Vatican in December to present the handwritten invitation to the Pope. Rob supported the IDCC project during the recent Copenhagen talks as Director of Communication. (Be sure to introduce yourself to Rob and ask him about the Pope‘s response).
(HIPL) based in Hawaii, Hawaii Interfaith Power & Light is an affiliate of the Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) network. HIPL‟s mission is "to promote energy efficiency and conservation in Hawaii's faith communities" (temples, churches, shrines, or campus facilities). Their fiscal sponsor, the Interfaith Alliance Hawaii has been a voice for justice in our state for many years. I am sincerely grateful for the technical expertise Rob has offered to the newsletter and I look forward to having Rob as a class mate as I know he has a fascinating, enlightening perspective to share with the program. To endorse the IDCC visit www.interfaithdeclaration.org. Both individuals and organizations may endorse. To learn more about HIPL, visit hipl.org!