Gain a better understanding of green internship and fellowship programs in Hawaii that expose students to career options related to the environment Develop ideas on how to better integrate existing programs and grow them to better serve the needs of students and schools Raise awareness of the HELP and facilitate discussion of ways in which to implement it
Hawai`i DLIR defines five core areas as green: Generate clean, renewable, sustainable energy Reduce pollution and waste; conserve natural resources; recycle Energy efficiency Educational, training and support of a green workforce Natural, environmental-friendly production
The Hawai„i Department of Labor andIndustrial Relations‟ 2010 report on Hawaii‟sgreen workforce identified green jobs in 203occupations across 19 major industry groups.The report forecasts a 26% increase in greenemployment between 2010 and 2012, muchfaster than the 1% increase projected forstatewide employment.
Addresses green jobs: K-12 Exposure/Internships/mentorships Business partnerships
Integrate EE in K-12 for Environmental LiteracyObjective 3: Increase the availability of green/sustainability career education for students, starting from elementary school
Actions: Work with HIDOE to embed sustainability into all existing career pathways Support and expand programs that expose students to green/sustainability careers so that all students have access to such programs Partner with UH and other institutions of higher education to gain role models and opportunities to learn about sustainability
Integrate EE in K-12 for Environmental LiteracyObjective 5: Develop partnerships with government agencies, nonprofit organizations and businesses that are willing to work with schools and young people.
Actions: Encourage the development of more EE based service learning opportunities with partners Utilize HEEA‟s network of island representatives to conduct outreach to government agencies, nonprofit organizations and businesses to inform them of school needs in their areas. Seek hands-on projects with faculty and graduate students from UH and other institutions of higher learning that will engage youth in real- life research. Create “case studies” of effective partnership and post them on HEEA‟s website
Provide Sustainable Funding for Environmental LiteracyObjective 3 Collaborate with partners in the nonprofit sector, business, and government to provide at least $500,000 in funding for new paid internship or mentorship programs throughout the state every summer.