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“We celebrate the affirmation of state law HRS 343,” say plaintiffs. Plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought by Ke Kauhulu o Mana against the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) and Syngenta welcomed those portions of Judge Randal Valenciano’s ruling today affirming the importance of HRS 343 while rejecting...
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...
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,...
Wanna be a Climate Change Communicator? Do you find it difficult to communicate about climate change or talk about social moves towards sustainability? Do you know one of the most important things we can do about climate change is to talk with our family and friends about it? According to the Yale...
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...
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...
As a founding member of the hui, Facing the Future (FtF) in 2004, I collaborated with a team of community engagement professionals to plan, produce and bring sustainability speakers to Honolulu. We were the only folks producing events on sustainable learning at the time. Skepticism over climate change was high,...
Tuesday, November 29th is GIVING TUESDAY! With 4,054 members in our FaceBook group, we can all make a tremendous impact by doing our part. Here are 4 easy ways to get started. 1) GIVE YOUR TIME. Commit to do a 1-hour cleanup of any location that needs help. Have trouble deciding?...
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