Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis

To educate, advocate for, and support both providers and consumers 
of Applied Behavior Analysis.


Sustainability Award

The purpose of the Sustainability Award is to support a HABA member in fostering an environment that promotes sustainable practices in Hawai'i. Applicants to be considered will plan to carry out activities designed to support or educate the community in living sustainably. 


Submissions will be considered that: 

❖Include a short essay on how the project supports sustainability through behavior analytic practices. 

❖ Include objectives. 

❖ Include methods/procedures. 

❖ Specify how the award will be used. 


A report or outcomes of the project will be shared with attendees at HABA's 15th Annual Convention (2019). Applicants planning to carry out research with human participants must follow the appropriately required steps to gain review and approval through the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. Applicants planning to conduct human subjects research warranting an IRB application must provide letter(s) of support from relevant community partners with their award application. Studies limited to the inclusion of de-identified data that is publicly available (e.g., literature synthesis; reporting the number of restaurants that reuse utensils; types of waste found on a beach) does not require IRB review.


Amount: $500 for a study or project of 1-year maximum 

Eligibility:  Current members of HABA


Application deadline: 2/1/18


Selection of Recipient: HABA’s Board of Directors will review applications and select recipient.  


Please email applications and direct questions to HABA Secretary Jennifer Ninci at secretary@hawaiiaba.org


Congratulations to our 2016 winner:

Naomi Tachera


Naomi's behavior change for a sustainable world  proposal is for people to discontinue the use of sunscreens made with oxybenzone, which is  damaging our reefs, and to make a switch to an  alternative sunscreen that keeps our oceans clean  and our animals safe.Naomi will present her research at #HABA2018.


Thank you to all those who submitted proposals!