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.
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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.
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.