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Located at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the Institute for Sustainability and Resilience (ISR) provides campus-wide leadership and coordination for interdisciplinary education, research, and outreach related to climate change, environmental sustainability, and community resilience in Hawaiʻi and abroad.

ISR aims to:

  • Equip students to meet the critical environmental challenges facing the earth and humanity — where climate change in particular poses existential threats to livelihoods, ways of being, earth systems, and security.
  • Help decision-makers and communities understand solutions-oriented approaches to the climate crisis and tradeoffs inherent in climate response.

For more information, contact: Director of ISR Makena Coffman,, (808) 956-2890, George Hall 112.

To sign up for event announcements via the ISR listserv, please email

For more information about campus energy initiatives and facilities, please visit the system-wide Office of Sustainability.

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