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Udi Mandel Butler
Climate Action Program Manager, Hawaiʻi Climate Commission
PhD Social Anthropology, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
MSc International Development, University of Bristol, UK
MFA Fine Art, University of Edinburgh, UK
Udi Butler
Phone: (808) 956-7031

2525 Correa Road, HIG 239
Honolulu, HI 96822

Udi Butler is a project manager for the Climate Action Program with the State of Hawaiʻi Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Commission and partnered with Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program. This role is part of a team which includes members from multiple state agencies, counties, and communities coming together to develop a Comprehensive Climate Action Plan for the State of Hawaiʻi.

Over the last 20 years, Udi has been active in ethnographic and participatory action research, writing and filmmaking on issues of social, ecological, and epistemic justice and regenerative practices that can bring human and ecological flourishing. Udi has taught social anthropology, communication, and sustainability in universities in the UK, US, Brazil and Costa Rica, and collaborated with communities in Europe, the Pacific, Asia, North America, and Latin America. He co-founded the Enlivened Cooperative and the Ecoversities Alliance which, like the work he is passionate about, brings together multiple knowledge systems and practices (from Indigenous and grass roots communities, scientific disciplines, art, and design) towards collaboration and co-learning for hopeful futures.