Integrating Research, Education, and Service

Core Strategies

1. Teaching Sustainability through Public Scholarship

Students from various disciplines take part in research and analysis as a part of AIHI courses. This research is directly applied on AIHI projects, which provide valuable contributions to the advancement of sustainable technologies, and at the same time, provide much needed facilities on the Northern Cheyenne reservation.

2. Strawbale Construction - Core Sustainable Technology

AIHI projects utilize strawbale construction as the primary building componant. There are many environmental and economic benefits to straw construction, but more importantly, the simplicity of the process allows people with little building experience to play a vital role in the construction process.

3. Three Phase Implementation Strategy

Phase 1: Introduction, conception, and planning

Phase 2: Building relationships and infrastructure (in progress)

Phase 3: Develop sustainable and appropriate housing solutions