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Environment

All things Environment for readers of the Hawaii Reporter

Sustainability is the buzzword of the times and nothing says taking care of the aina like raising your own worms. Every schoolkid now knows, worms (if you don’t mind me mixing a metaphor or two) are the coolest thing since sliced bread. If you’re into raising vegetables at home, you’ve...
Aloha friends and fellow humans, Our living planet has been there for all life for millions of years. Many of us have been working for decades to raise consciousness of human degradation of our home and the incredible positive potential for Humans to discover deep connections with all Life...
Editor's Note: A few days ago I met with Chaminade student Fawn Liebengood, one of the founders of 808 Cleanups. I was very impressed with her attitude towards public service and the good works that this org is involved in.  ***************** We are lucky to live in Hawaiʻi. We have a...
In 2011, I journeyed to west Africa as one of a cohort of graduate scholars invited by the State Department and the University of Ghana. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in aerospace systems engineering from the University of Maryland, I returned to Hawaii Pacific University to study sustainable development...
A section of the University of Hawaii (Hilo) website describes the natural hazards of the Big Island. The discussion on VOG is of particular interest, and is certainly pertinent to Oahu readers this week, as we find our island shrouded in a thin gray mist that is our gift from Pele. Of the...
To any rational social minded agent, it has become abundantly clear—in a positive, equitable, ecologically diverse future, more humans practicing sustainable development are required, across the entire spectrum of human activities—especially faith and business networks. In order to manifest this future, we need centers of education and training for...
Editor's Note: I recently sat down with Rob Kinslow, our newly appointed environmental editor. Rob will be writing about science of sustainability, systems, energy, efficiency and how they intersect with social improvement and human potential. He has been researching and participating in the fabric of the islands via NGO, business...