This blog is a website to provide ongoing support to all teachers in their implementation of the Island Energy Inquiry Curriculum shared in teacher workshops throughout Hawai'i.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Upcountry Sustainability & The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui present: Zero Waste: A Cost Effective and Sustainable Approach for Maui's Future

Jennifer Chirico will present her research on ‘Zero Waste’ and lead a discussion about its possibilities on Maui. The event will be held on January 18, 6pm to 7:30pm, at UH-Maui College, Pilina Building, in the Multi-Purpose Room. The event is free and the public is welcome.

Zero waste programs are the most cost effective ways that local communities can contribute to reducing climate change and the use of landfills, promote local sustainability, protect health, create green jobs, and maximize resources. Zero waste processes guide people in changing their practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, and create a system where all discarded materials become resources.

Jennifer Chirico is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at UH-Maui College. She is currently completing her PhD in Sustainability, holds a Masters in Environmental Health, and is certified in zero waste. She has been conducting sustainability research for 10 years and providing business consulting to businesses around the world for the last 15 years. For further information, call Melanie at 573-9260