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Diversity, a word used to define a variety of different things. Often, it is used to describe cultures, food, and people, but what about trash? Since its inception in 2014, 808 Cleanups—a 501(c)3 environmental nonprofit organization—has certainly stretched the limits of what some may consider, commonplace. Volunteers of the organization...
How many of you remember the first time you saw our Earth? This view of ourselves embedded in a living planet, wrapped in oneness, exploded into our collective consciousness. Did you know soon after this view of our whole planet was available to us, the modern global environmental movement was...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 13, 2017 Mayor Caldwell, in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities, appoints Joshua W. Stanbro to be Honolulu’s first Chief Resilience Officer Stanbro will lead island-wide efforts to build holistic resilience to the social, physical and economic challenges that are an increasing part of the 21st century 100...
Friends with Farms Agricultural Cooperative, based in Waimanalo, has won a grant from the US Department of Agriculture to aggregate and market the production of small local farmers on the island of Oahu and beyond. The $249,121 grant was awarded by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the United...
Iʻm a photographer who canʻt stop taking pictures of the intense moments of light that I see every day. Usually, that involves flowers. I have a knack for seeing the incredible beauty  shining forth when struck by a bundle of photons at just the right angle. Since I sold my professional...
The Hawaii islands are home to the longest running Impact data-set for measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide. The Mauna Loa monitoring station started measuring in 1958, little more than half a century ago. Whilst human industrialization began arguably over 200 years ago, although the enclosure of the commons, state dependency and...
Recently, we sat down with Katya Sienkiewicz to learn about an innovative recent award by the Rockefeller foundation to the City of Honolulu. We all gathered at the East-West center. Attendees from our city and state governments, community groups, NGOs and members of Honolulu's sustainability consulting coterie were in attendance. Katya,...