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What is Sustainability?

Sustainable development has been defined by the World Commission on Environment and Development as "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (Our Common Future, Brundtland Report, 1987).


Sustainability at KCC

Honoring and building on our history and diverse cultures, Ho‘ouluwehi offers an innovative sustainability learning focal point for the entire Kaua‘i community by:
  • Embedding sustainability principles within KCC offered curriculum
  • Advancing partnerships with the University of Hawai‘i, government, private business, non-profit agencies and individuals
  • Implementing research and projects to foster a more vibrant future for Kaua‘i, and fueling related employment vitality.
Ho‘ouluwehi to bedeck with plants
Ho‘o   to cause to grow 
Uluwehi   lush and beautiful verdure; a place where beautiful plants thrive.   


This guide provides you with links to Sustainability resources both inside the library and online. If you need assistance with research please contact us.    



Films on Demand

Over 5,000 educational videos are available through Films on Demand. There are 78 film titles related to Sustainability. Click on the picture to check out a sample film.

A part of the series, Green Careers (31 minutes). 

Requires UH user name and password.


Sustainability in the News

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