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

Majority Shareholder of First Hawaiian Bank withdraws from DAPL

by Marti Townsend, Director Huge news! BNP Paribas announced last week that it is withdrawing its financial support of the Dakota Access Pipeline. We are ecstatic! This is great news for the widespread public movement to divest from fossil fuel infrastructure. For Hawaiʻi, this means the connection between First Hawaiian Bank and the Dakota Access … Read more

Josh Stanbro Announced as Honolulu’s First Chief Resilience Officer

From the City and County of Honolulu 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 … Read more

Senate Advances Water Monopoly Bill

Community groups raise serious objections to H.B.1536 HONOLULU, Hawaiʻi (Tuesday April 11, 2017) — Today, Hawaiʻi’s Senate voted to pass H.B. 1536, a bill that would eliminate public oversight of private monopoly companies supplying irrigation water.  The bill will now be assigned to a committee of Representatives and Senators for review during conference. “This bill … Read more

Help us slow climate change in Honolulu

Last year, O‘ahu residents voted to create an “Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency” and the Mayor’s office has responded by proposing a new office for 2018 that will have 5 full-time staff, including positions to immediately focus on climate change planning, clean energy projects, and better resiliency for our coastal zones and waterways. Woohoo! Unfortunately, … Read more