City should get serious about plastic bag ban

Honolulu Star-Advertiser |  May 8, 2017 Editorial| Our View Introduced by Councilman Brandon Elefante, Bill 59’s initial focus was to phase out the so-called reusable plastic bags by 2020 and also ban compostable plastic bags from checkout counters since Oahu lacks the commercial composting facility needed to cleanly break them down. It’s frustrating to see … Read more

Protect expanded marine monument

Honolulu Star Advertiser Editorial – Our View May 3, 2017 A portion of Midway Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is seen from Air Force One. While on the campaign trail last year, Donald Trump vowed to reverse several of President Barack Obama’s conservation-minded executive orders and reduce environmental regulations. So, it comes as … Read more

Clean Energy Here, Safe Communities There

Mālama I Ka Honua  |  April-June 2017  |  By Will Giese, UH School of Public Administration Intern When I was twelve, my mother took me and my younger brother to our first protest. Many of the defining moments in my life revolved around demonstrations, protests, and civil disobedience. I got detention for condemning schools for their … Read more

Defend Hawaiʻi’s streams, stop HB1536!

Please defend Hawaiʻi’s streams, call your legislators to stop HB1536 If HB1536 passes as is, private corporations that sell water for irrigation would be exempt from oversight by the Public Utilities Commission. This means that there would be no regulations, no referee, no one for farmers to rely on to ensure their water prices are … Read more

Earth Month Events

We know you all love Mother Earth all day every day but if you are looking to show her a little extra love there are plenty of opportunities this month, including marches, festivals, hikes, and service projects:   Kapiʻolani Community College Earth Day Monday, April 17, 10am-2pm on The Great Lawn Details on their website … Read more