Keep our Water Clean

Update on the Red Hill Jet Fuel Leaks

20 Navy fuel tanks inside Kapukaki (aka Red Hill) and 100ft above the groundwater aquifer, have a long history of leaks.

Public Meeting Red Hill Jet Fuel Leak Update
Monday June 27, 2016 at 2PM
Honolulu Board of Water Supply, room 311
630 South Beretania Street

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply has called the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Hawaiʻi Department of Health to a public meeting on Monday to answer questions and address concerns about the handling of the jet fuel leaks at Red Hill.  The public is encouraged to attend the public meeting at the Board of Water Supply headquarters. 

Hawaiʻi’s Department of Health entered into an “Agreement on Consent” with the U.S. Navy and Environmental Protection Agency in September 2015 to map out a plan for addressing the public outcry following the latest jet fuel leak at this facility.

The three agencies must demonstrate that the fuel storage facility in Red Hill has no detrimental effect on the environment, especially the drinking water supply.  This means cleaning up contaminants already in the environment, ensuring no future leaks, and broadly monitoring for any effects on public health. If this burden cannot be met, then it is in the public’s best interest to retire this particular storage facility.

Groundwater monitoring since the leak in 2014 document elevated levels of jet fuel contaminants near the facility.  These tanks are located less than 100 feet above the aquifer connected to the drinking water supply for a quarter of Oʻahu’s population. The responsible agencies do not appear to be acting quickly enough to clean up legacy contamination and prevent future leaks from occurring.

Background Materials:
EPA’s Red Hill Update (March 2016)
Honolulu Board of Water Supply’s comments in response to the narrowed scope of work at Red Hill (June 3, 2016)

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Restore Public Water to Streams on Maui

Restore these streams, revitalize these Native Hawaiian communities

Healoha Carmichael in Honomanu Stream

Healoha Carmichael can’t gather from this stream like her ancestors did because Alexander & Baldwin continues to drain it dry for its defunct sugar plantation.

Please take action to stop HB2501 and help restore the public’s water to East Maui streams.

Sierra Club of Hawai‘i is standing up for the protection of our native ecosystem and the rights of traditional taro farmers to the public water in our streams.  For decades, a private corporation called Alexander & Baldwin has diverted public water from streams in East Maui. Because streams in East Maui run dry taro patches are cracked, stream ecosystems are decimated, and more sustainable rural ways of living are lost.  This is a form of cultural genocide and ecological destruction that should no longer be tolerated. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

1) Sign petition requesting Gov. Ige veto HB2501.

2) Submit a letter to the Editor: letters@honoluluadvertiser.com,
opinions@mauinews.compublisher@hawaiiindependent.net,
news@civilbeat.com

HERE ARE THE FACTS:

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Corporate diversions of public water mean streams in East Maui run dry, killing native ecosystems and undermining traditional taro farming.

The Public Trust doctrine prioritizes customary, traditional practices and the health of native streams and coastal life over private commercial uses. If passed, this bill would allow commercial users to divert millions of gallons of public water per day and avoid protections for both Hawaiian and public water interests indefinitely, with no limitations on the amount or duration of the diversion.

Current A&B diversions remove almost all water from several East Maui streams leaving dry rock beds and stagnant water, however the practice has never undergone any type of environmental review. This bill circumvents public trust protections by allowing private users to evade Environmental Impact Studies (EIS) and Environmental Assessments (EA) required for revocable permits.

A&B does not need public water. A&B holds 33,000 acres in Central Maui of which 23,000 are designated Important Agricultural Lands (IAL.) Court documents submitted by A&B indicate there are 132 million gallons per day (million gallons of water per day) available from their existing private sources.

Demonstrating a severe lack of stewardship over their private water, A&B loses an average of 41 million gallons per day mostly due to unlined reservoirs and aging pipes. The remaining 91 million gallons of water per day average would be more than sufficient to meet the approximate water duty for A&B water and land commitments in East Maui.

A&B recently declared plans to harvest its last 17,000 acres of cultivated sugarcane by the end of 2016 and expressed the intent to convert those fields to diversified agriculture in the future. Diversified agriculture needs less than half the water for sugarcane or about 2,500 gallons of water per acre per day. With an average of about 42.5 million gallons of water per day for diversified agriculture on all cultivated acres and a $2 million annual contract with the County of Maui to supply 9 million gallons of water per day for Upcountry residents, 91 million gallons of water per day would more than sufficiently satisfy approximate A&B irrigation needs. Even if A&B were to grow on 30,000 acres, they only need about 75 million gallons of water per day to cultivate diverse crops.

A&B could seek the same relief the County of Maui received in Circuit Court by requesting a stay of enforcement while they appeal the Circuit Court’s invalidation of their holdover status. A&B would simply need to explain to the Court how much water they need and why, as the County did. Since the 1980’s, A&B has paid the State of Hawai‘i only $160,000 for use of 33,000 acres of public land, and 164 million gallons per day on average of diverted public water in East Maui alone. This bill would continue to subsidize the profits of a multi-billion dollar company receiving special status over the interests of the public trust.

What does HB2501 do?

HB2501 propose to legitimize the historic theft of millions of gallons of public water from the streams of East Maui by changing  Hawai‘i Revised Statute 171 to allow for “hold-over” permits.  This would allow the Department of Land and Natural Resources to perpetually renew short-term permits for the use of 33,000 acres of public land without proper consideration and mitigation of the harms it causes to our unique natural environment and cultural practices. 

Why is HB2501 bad?

For many reasons:

  1. Because it would allow one big corporation to waste millions of gallons of freshwater every day, while the streams run dry and Hawaiian farmers are starved from their land.
  2. It circumvents the established process for requesting access to public water.
  3. It rewards A&B for manipulating the permitting system for years.
  4. It contradicts longstanding public policies in place to protect streams, freshwater, traditional farming practices, and our imperiled natural environment.

Who is taking the public’s water?

Alexander & Baldwin (A&B), which owns Hawaii Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) and East Maui Irrigation (EMI), was founded in Hawaii in 1870 by the descendants of missionaries as a sugar plantation. Now that sugar no longer makes significant profits, the company has evolved into a commercial real estate developer.  At one point, it was one of the largest landowners and employers in Hawai‘i.  Because of this “too big to fail” status, A&B got a lot of special treatment over the years… like access to the public’s water for cheap.

Does A&B need all the water that they take from the stream?

No. A&B is a water hog.  The current recommendation before the Water Commission for the in-stream flow standards for the East Maui streams concludes that A&B has diverted and wasted around 41 million gallons of water every day for decades — they simply do not need all the water they are taking. They are hogging the public’s water for their own potential benefit, and harming the health of our people and our environment at the same time.

If we restore the water to the stream, will A&B be without water?

No. A&B has plenty of water. Without the current “hold over permits,” A&B  still has at least 80 million gallons of water a day from private sources they control.  And that is enough for diversified agriculture.  If all of A&B’s land in central Maui were cultivated in diversified crops, then according to the Water Commission they would need around 75 million gallons a day. 

What about the workers? If water is restored to the streams, will people be unemployed?

No. HC&S is closing and laying off its workforce because the company cannot compete with cheaper sugar grown in other parts of the world. Restoring water to the streams is not the reason there are no local jobs in sugar.

There are opportunities to create new jobs in diversified agriculture. The closing of HC&S opens up the opportunity for new kinds of agriculture to take root in Maui.  Diversified agriculture — lots of small farms growing a wide variety of products — is the best course of action for the future of agriculture in Hawai‘i.  And, as water is restored to the streams there will be more opportunities for people who have lived along the streams for generations to return to traditional farming, if they would like to.

The main thing that must be done when deciding how to allocate water resources is to make sure there is a balance between the needs of the stream ecosystem, the taro farmers, and the other forms of agricultural uses.  That is where the Commission on Water Resource Management comes in and why an Environmental Impact Statement is so important.

Why is this happening now?

People are pushing back on the historic abuse of public water supplies. Water in Hawai‘i is and always has been a public trust resource.  It is not owned by anyone, and is everyone’s responsibility. Over the years, Hawai‘i has established laws guaranteeing the streams will flow to the ocean, everyone will have access to water, and no water will be wasted.  

Unfortunately, these laws have not been fairly enforced. State agencies and lawmakers have allowed major corporations with long histories in the islands to take the public’s water without following the legal process for permits and leases. This is changing thanks to the work of local residents advocating for the protection of their water and perpetuation of their cultural practices.  You can help them by taking action on this bill. 

What is the process for getting access to public water for, say, agricultural uses?

The Hawai‘i Commission on Water Resource Management is an agency in the Department of Land and Natural Resources that reviews requests for the use of public water.  Their decisions must balance the needs of the natural ecosystem, the traditional and customary practices of Native Hawaiians, and the residential and commercial consumers of water.

How did A&B get access to the public’s water in the first place?

Since the early days of sugar plantations in Hawai‘i, A&B/EMI/HC&S has taken millions of gallons of water every day from the East Maui streams without consideration for the harm to the ecosystem or proper compensation to other water users, like traditional taro farmers. In the early 2000’s A&B sought a 30 year lease for thousands of acres of public trust land and permits to continue diversion of unlimited amounts of public water.

A&B leases were challenged by East Maui residents who were legally entitled to adequate water resources in their streams and taro patches, but  A&B/ EMI/ HC&S still got to divert unlimited water,  through the form of month-to-month revocable permits given to them by the Department of Land and Natural Resources, paying a total of $160,000 a year to “transport” nearly 60 billion gallons. These permits are summarily renewed every year — no environmental impact statement, no mitigation for the harm to the ecosystem or the taro farmers, no public auction.  The law does not technically allow for this practice that is now known as “hold over permits.” The Department of Land and Natural Resources invented this concept on its own for the exclusive benefit of A&B and its subsidiaries.  That is why A&B is before the Legislature now asking them to retroactively legalize this concept, so that they can continue to steal the water from East Maui farmers and the native ecosystem with impunity.

With the close of sugar plantations and the resolution of decades-long litigation, water is being restored to the streams. A&B, however, is making a last ditch attempt to continue to take the public’s water without following the established process.  Don’t let A&B steal our future. Submit testimony in opposition to HB2501.

 

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Tell Our State Pension Fund To Stop Betting Against Us!

by Anthony Aalto, Chair of our O‘ahu Group

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photo credit: Occupy Movement

The people of Hawai‘i voted to be fossil-fuel free by 2045.  It’s a mandate written in law and backed by tens of thousands of families who have invested more than three quarters of a billion dollars of their hard-earned cash in rooftop solar systems.

Yet that publicly expressed will of the people of Hawaii and that huge investment have been virtually wiped out by our state Employee Retirement System, which has invested over $600 million of our tax dollars in dirty fossil fuel companies.

Will you please help us convince the Legislature to tell the ERS to get rid of its fossil fuel investments?

Here is an article published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that explains our thinking.  But here’s the basic point:

If the top 200 fossil fuel companies burn all the reserves they currently hold, they would pump five times as much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere as we have in the last 200 years.  This would create what experts call an “existential threat to humanity.” In other words planet earth won’t be fit to live on.

We believe governments around the world are already moving fast to prevent that scenario – ratcheting up controls on fossil fuels.  That means oil, coal and gas reserves are in a carbon bubble: over-priced and unusable.  It is wrong to gamble our public worker pensions on such risky stocks.

But even if fossil fuel stocks were a good investment, we believe it is immoral to profit from practices that will leave the earth in ruins.

Senate bill SB2155 would require the ERS to divest all fossil fuel stocks by 2021.  We need the Senate Ways And Means committee to pass this bill.

The bill has to be scheduled for a hearing now.  It’s our last chance.

Please call or email the Chairwoman of the Ways & Means Committee, Senator Jill Tokuda and politely ask her to schedule SB2155 for a hearing: 

Email Sen. Tokuda: sentokuda@capitol.hawaii.gov
Call Sen. Tokuda’s office: 808-587-7215

Thanks for all you do.

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Make the Most of March

March is our month to raise crucial funds for the Hawai‘i Chapter of the Sierra Club. We are a powerful advocate for our environment because of your consistent, generous support. Thank you!

Kalalau Stream by Nate Yuen

Kalalau Stream by Nate Yuen

Ways to Donate

  1. Secure, quick donation online, just click here.
  2. Mail a check to our office in Honolulu

Sierra Club of Hawai‘i
P.O. Box 2577 
Honolulu, HI 96803

To make a tax-deductible donation, please may your check payable to the Sierra Club Foundation, and put “For Hawai‘i Chapter” in the memo.

For donations without a tax deduction, make your check payable to Sierra Club of Hawai‘i.

 

We have big plans for the year to come and need everyone’s kōkua to make it happen.  From our volunteer Chapter Chair, David Kimo Frankel:

It’s true. This is an extremely exciting time for the Sierra Club of Hawai‘i.  In my 20 years with our Chapter, I cannot recall another time when we had such a perfect alignment of talented staff and volunteers, financial fortitude, and major opportunities to set public policy.  I believe we have a real chance to save Hawaii and our planet, if we can take full advantage of the opportunities presented us.

With your contribution, the Sierra Club of Hawai‘i can help steer Hawai‘i in the right direction.  We can ensure the NextEra merge fails, public water is restored to our streams, and the U.S. Navy cleans up and shuts down the leaky fuel storage tanks in Red Hill.  These issues demand the Chapter’s attention–and your financial support–right now.

To deliver on these and many other important goals, our new Director Marti Townsend is doubling down on the past success of our dedicated volunteer team. She is setting us up with professional leadership training, a young activist mentorship program, and hiring additional staff to support our volunteers.  

A new generation of leaders is dawning in our corner of the Sierra Club, and I am asking for your contribution today to make this transition a permanent success.  We need tax-deductible donations to support our public education and public interest litigation. We also need non-tax-deductible donations to continue our legislative advocacy and crucial outings program.  

Every donation–no matter what form–helps to keep people exploring, enjoying, and protecting our incredible Hawaiian Islands.

Thank you for your continued support of the Hawai‘i Chapter.

David Kimo Frankel
Chapter Chair

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#DivestHawaii 2016

Divesting Hawai‘i’s tax dollars from all fossil fuels will help protect our planet from devastating climate change and public workers’ pensions from crippling financial losses.  Local legislators are considering two bills in 2016 that would help divest Hawai‘i from fossil fuels.  SB2155 and HB1511 are currently working their way through the legislative process.  You can show your support for divesting Hawai‘i by adding your name to this petition:

I believe investing taxpayers’ money in oil, gas and coal companies undermines Hawai‘i’s commitment to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.

Our kuleana is to honor the ‘aina by rejecting the fossil fuels which cause climate change.

Investing in fossil fuels is financially risky and more than 500 public institutions have divested more than $3.4 trillion from fossil fuels.

Our state has a responsibility to leave a livable world for our keiki.

That is why I ask the State of Hawai‘i to take all state funds out of oil, gas and coal investments.

Divest Hawaii Petition

Aloha!

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Now, tweet it from the mountain tops and help build strong support for divesting Hawai‘i from fossil fuels.  Want to learn more about the movement to divest us all from fossil fuels? Click here. 

And now for something completely different

From the students that brought you the highly successful DivestUH, enjoy this mini-movie to save us all:

“We don’t want to diiiiie”

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People Over Profits Rally 2016

UPDATED JANUARY 20, 2016 at 4:45:

The “People Over Profits” message unites broad progressive coalition, as hundreds converge at Hawai‘i’s CapitolIMG_2303

Honolulu, HI (Wednesday January 20, 2016) — The People Over Profits Rally 2016 demonstrated the importance of valuing people and the planet over the interests of large corporations exploiting workers and the environment for private profit.

Hundreds of people from all walks of life joined in a rally of more than 30 diverse organizations pushing for more progressive policies in Hawaii, including better protection of our environment, more limitations on the use of pesticides, housing for the homeless, a higher minimum wage, and respect for the rights of Native Hawaiians.

“The common theme from all the groups present at the Capitol today was: people first,” said Marti Townsend, Director for the Sierra Club of Hawaii.  “The people of Hawaii have a right to a clean environment, safe working conditions, and basic housing. Corporations do not have a right to profit at our expense.”

“The four international speakers for food justice highlighted for us just how connected we are across vast oceans,” said Gary Hooser, Executive Director for Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action (HAPA). “We are all working towards the controls on industrial agriculture, the same protections for our air and water, the same bright future for our children.”

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Photo: Kai Markell

The event featured speakers from Mexico, Nigeria, Malaysia, and Switzerland, performances by students from various charter schools, live music by Liko Martin and Laulani Teale, Jammerek, Hanohano Naehu, and Paul Izak, as well as speakers from more than 30 different organizations concerned with the environment, Native Hawaiian rights, housing, prison reform, reproductive rights, workers’ rights, pesticide controls, wildlife protections, and local control over electrical utilities.

The rally followed “Ku‘i at the Capitol,” a separate event hosted by Hui Aloha Aina Momona that supported more than 700 people in the unique experience of pounding taro into poi using a traditional pohaku (stone) and papaku‘i‘ai (poi board).

 

People Not Profits 2016 FINAL

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We need YOU!

The Sierra Club of Hawai‘i is recruiting skilled volunteers for crucial and rewarding work to protect our unique natural resources.

If you are interested, please sign up here or email us at hawaii.chapter[at]sierraclub.org.

NEWSLETTER CONTRIBUTORS & EDITORS
Our quarterly newsletter is our primary connection with members. It is also a volunteer-driven process. We are looking for writers, photographers, and editors to support this important project. If you have a blog about the environment, local politics, and anything in-between, our newsletter can help expand your readership.

Contributors

  • feature stories about Hawai‘i’s unique environment, both natural and political
  • nature photographers

Section Editors

  • Features
  • Photography
  • Group Updates
  • Outings schedules

These jobs require access to the internet, familiarity with programs like Google Docs and Dropbox, and approximately 6-10 hours of time per quarter.  They also require good writing skills and a keen eye for detail.

OUTINGS LEADERS
Love to get outdoors?  Enjoy helping others connect with Hawai‘i’s amazing natural resources? Want to learn more about our resources and join a dynamic community of outdoor advocates?  Then the Outings Program is for you. We host hikes of all kinds — easy to hard, photography to bird-watching — as well as service trips to protect and enhance our imperiled natural resources. Outings are hosted statewide throughout the year. The schedule is up to you. The Sierra Club provides all the necessary training you need for safe, effective outdoor experiences.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
It’s all about the data, right? And we got tons of it.  But we need help keeping it organized and accurate.  This job requires basic computer skills, a familiarity with programs like WORD and Excel, and a weekly commitment of about 4 hours at our office in downtown Honolulu.  This is a great opportunity to meet interesting people and provide back-office support for Hawai‘i’s environmental movement.

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Hawai‘i Supreme Court rules in favor of Ho‘opili

Hawai‘i Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Allowing Ho‘opili to Build on Farmland

Ho'opili melon field(HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I December 23, 2015) — Yesterday, the Hawai‘i Supreme Court issued the final decision in the 15-year long battle over development on 1,525 acres of prime agricultural land. The Court’s ruling allows D.R. Horton to proceed with its proposal to construct 11,750 homes, as well as retail, commercial, and industrial space, on land with soil that ranked it among the “best farmland in the world.”

“Of course we are disappointed,” said Anthony Aalto, Chair of Sierra Club’s O‘ahu Group. “Paving over this land does not get us closer to any of our goals — not our local food production goals, not our affordable housing goals, not our traffic reduction goals.  The only one who wins here is the mainland development company.”

The crux of the argument before the Supreme Court was the “Important Agricultural Lands” section of Hawaii’s land use law and whether the Land Use Commission ignored its mandate to protect productive agricultural lands from urbanization.  Both the majority opinion and Justice Pollack’s dissent noted that the City and County of Honolulu has not undertaken the process outlined in the law to identify “Important Agricultural Lands.”  Justice Pollack concluded that to be a fatal flaw, while the rest of the court did not.

“It is clear from both court opinions that the City has long dropped the ball on protecting O‘ahu’s productive agricultural lands,” said Marti Townsend, Director for the Sierra Club of Hawai‘i. “Implementing this part of the law is a key step towards providing developers the certainty they seek for their investments, as well as the genuine protection of food-producing lands that the public expects.”

“Unfortunately,” she added. “This ruling just ensures that the current protections for agricultural lands remain dormant thanks to government inaction.”

The Sierra Club is now working with fellow farmland advocates to determine what needs to change in public policy to ensure our local governments take all necessary steps to protect what is left of our productive agricultural lands.

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Recruiting for Communications Coordinator

The Sierra Club of Hawai‘i is seeking a Communications Coordinator. This is a two-year paid position to coordinate communication and outreach in our fight to protect Hawai‘i’s environment. We are working to empower concerned residents to influence public policies that ensure Hawai‘i’s future is vibrant, healthy, and just. The job requires expertise in all forms of communications (from smoke signals to social media), as well as a solid background in data management, fundraising, and Hawai‘i’s unique culture.

This is a challenging position.  To thrive in it, you will need thick skin, a good sense of humor, and heaps of tenacity. Up for it?  Applications are being accepted now. 

Apply
If you are interested, please send an email to: hawaii.chapter[AT]sierraclub.org

The subject line should be your name and “is speaking up for Hawai‘i’s environment”.  The email should include a detailed resume, a cover letter highlighting why you are interested in the position, as well as your experience in the communications field. Please also provide a writing sample and three references with contact information for each of them.

Context
The Communications Coordinator designs and implements strategic external communications plans for the Sierra Club of Hawai‘i across all media.  This position works to increase our effectiveness by improving campaign messaging and outreach, and expand our capacity by better engaging volunteers in the development of consistent, strategic communication tools.

Scope
The Communications Coordinator achieves the communication goals of the Chapter Executive Committee, as directed by the Chapter Director. In addition, this position provides support as needed for chapter operations, volunteer support, and fundraising.

This is a full-time position for two years with the opportunity to extend depending on the availability of funding.

Job Activities

  • Support the Director in implementing the short and long term strategic, programmatic, and financial goals of the Chapter.
  • Work with Chapter Director, key staff, and volunteer leaders to design and implement strategic communications plans to achieve the Chapter’s goals and priorities.
  • Use strategic communications expertise and authoritative understanding of media tools, influence, and trends to identify communications opportunities and methods for reaching key audiences, as well as new, diverse audiences across all media platforms.
  • Work with staff and volunteers to ensure consistent messaging, brand-protection, and effective campaign messaging across all communication tools, including the website, social media, newsletter, educational materials, reports, and press releases.
  • Efficiently manage all data related to members, supporters, donors, decision makers, and others towards achieving organizational goals.
  • Work with staff and volunteers to ensure effective, efficient management of data related to members, supporters, and decision makers.
  • Support Director in analyzing and communicating complex information to various audiences.
  • Monitor local, national, and international media and current affairs developments across all relevant media platforms.
  • Prepare press statements, reports, and other informational materials relevant environmental issues for internal and external communications.
  • Manage the publication and promotion of Sierra Club materials, including design, printing, and distribution.
  • Support implementation of the chapter’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Chapter Director.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent oral, written, and visual communications skills. Able to effectively assert a vision and position based on broad experience while demonstrating the ability to bring the creative ideas of others to market and inspiring the creative process in others.
  • 1+ year(s) of experience in media relations, public affairs, or a related field in the context of environmental advocacy.
  • Success in motivating and training volunteers and/or staff and working with supporters in distant locations.
  • Successful experience working in high-stress, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to interact effectively with volunteers, staff, and the media and to be a strong and effective team leader and team member. Ability to foster team spirit and proactively support staff and volunteer development.
  • Thorough understanding of Hawaiʻi’s local media, as well as our overall culture, history, and political climate.
  • Extensive experience with effective data management systems and strategies, including traditional (spreadsheets) and emerging (dynamic database) approaches.
  • Working knowledge of relevant computer programs, including data management systems (such as Salesforce), graphic design programs (such as InDesign), website programs (such as Druple), and social media platforms.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field, or equivalent experience.

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The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 

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Changing Everything Rally & Panel

This Changes Everything_STEPHBuilding on the momentum of COP21 Paris Talks on climate change and Sierra Club community viewings of “This Changes Everything” we present “Changing Everything” Rally and Panel Q&A.

Spoken Arts provided by Pacific Tongues Poet Facilitator Serena Simmons and Aloha Aina Warrior Hanohano Naehu.

Panel Speakers include: Maxine Burkett, Tevita Kaili, Peleke Flores, and Stanton Enomoto.

Light pupus and drinks served.

This event is completely FREE (but space is limited, so please RSVP)

Mahalo to our Co-Sponsors: Sierra Club of Hawaii, KAHEA, Hawaii Center for Food Safety, Onipaa Hui Kalo (ONHK), Koolau Mountain Watershed Partnership, Native Hawiian Student Services at UH Manoa, Loli Aniau, Maka’ala Aniau (LAMA)

Encore showings of the documentary film “This Changes Everything” are scheduled being scheduled for January 2016. If you would like to schedule a showing for your community or would like to updates about upcoming events, please let us know: contact@sierraclubhawaii.org.

WHEN

WHERE
Halau O Haumea at the Center for Hawaiian Studies at UH Manoa – Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies 2645 Dole Street- Halau O Haumea Honolulu , HI 96822 – View Map

RSVP NOW!
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