Hunter Heaivilin

PhD Candidate in Geography and Environment, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Chapter Member: Hawaii SSN
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About Hunter

Heaivilin's research focuses on food systems, agricultural planning, and political agroecology. Overarching themes in Heaivilin's writings include urban agriculture, food system sustainability, and climate change impacts to agricultural productivity. Heaivilin serves as the Chair of the Sierra Club Oahu Group's Executive Committee and consults on agricultural development.


In the News

Hunter Heaivilin quoted on increasing food production in Hawaii by Janet Burns, "How Urban Farming Could Change Hawaii" CityLab, February 6, 2015.


"Hawaii Farmer Needs Assessment," (with Albie Miles), 2018.

Notes recent Statewide goals in Hawaii have focused on doubling local food production. Collects data about structural barriers to increased productivity from farms across the state as a means to understand how existing producers can be better served by and contribute to these public policies.

"A Way with Waste: Waste Management" in The Value of Hawai'i 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions, edited by Aiko Yamashiro and Noelani Goodyear-Ka'opua, 111-118.

Outlines research on Hawaii's work in solid waste reduction. Compares County approaches to waste management in the State of Hawaii, and offers potential avenues for improvement.