Hulihia, Center for Sustainable Systems

We believe that a sustainable community is possible. 

If the community is provided sustainable modeling rooted in indigenous knowledge, then we will see better-informed decisions throughout Maui that lead us toward a more balanced relationship with the 'āina.

Hulihia needs your manaʻo

We have opened a forum to explore our next project topic. By applying our systems approach to problem-solving, we will examine one of the following topics in depth over the next year to identify sustainable solutions that increase the wellbeing of our community.

Tourism & Transportation

Sustainable Economic Development

Tourismʻs Impact on Kanaka ʻŌiwi Practices

Please visit to share your manaʻo on each of these vital issues.

Why Hulihia?

Our current culture of consumption is negatively impacting the balance of our living systems. While there have been many initiatives on Maui in support of sustainability, progress across the landscape has been limited. 

Hulihia is here to help. 


We are hiring UHMC student interns!

Project Researcher


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