- Hawai’i Green Growth (HHG), a public-private partnership working across government, private sectors, and civil society towards Hawai’i’s 2030 sustainability goals. HGG connected the ASU team with local Hawaiian stakeholders and information, helping to make sure the team understood the cultural and political atmosphere in Hawai’i as well as views about sustainability projects and goals. HGG also acted as a liaison, arranging meetings and itineraries on the ground.
- The Ala Wai Watershed Association (Ala Wai), a 501(c)3 organization committed to sustaining the Hawai’ian watershed. Ala Wai also provided many crucial connections to other stakeholders interested in creating change. Their members individually provided a summary of their own work and current sustainability projects in Hawai’i.
Since August 2016, an interdisciplinary team of ASU design and sustainability students and faculty have been working on a group project called “Water is Life” with local Hawai’ians to imagine a more sustainable Hawai’i. We followed up with Leah Gibbons, PhD student, Sustainability; Paul Coseo, Assistant Professor, The Design School; and Chingwen Cheng, Assistant Professor, The Design School to talk more about the future of the project and its continued impacts. There were several stakeholders involved in the project’s fruition including: