Call for 2018 Executive Committee Member Nominations

Now more than ever, Hawai‘i’s environment needs your support. Looking for a way to help? Join us at the Sierra Club of Hawai‘i and  consider running for a seat on the Hawai‘i Chapter, O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Maui, or Moku Loa Group Executive Committee. Below are Executive Committee member responsibilities, please review before submitting your nomination. Executive … Read more

Red Hill fuel tanks need swift remedy

Honolulu Star Advertiser | Editorial |  Our View  |  Saturday, May 27, 2017 Designed during World War II as a bombproof reserve, Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility houses 20 aging tanks — each large enough to swallow Aloha Tower. It helps serve an ongoing U.S. military need for “uninterrupted access to large volume, secure … Read more

Sierra Club Calls on Health Department to Update Fuel Tank Rules to Prevent Leaks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marti Townsend, Director marti.townsend@sierraclub.org Honolulu, Hawaiʻi (May 24, 2017) — The Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi delivered official notice to the state Department of Health today that their underground storage tank regulations violate a 1992 state statute. The 1992 law states, “Existing underground storage tanks or existing tank systems shall be replaced … Read more

Outings Leaders Head to Pālehua

Mālama I Ka Honua  |  April-June 2017  |  By Gary Gill, Oʻahu Group Adviser On a crisp Sunday morning, a dozen Sierra Club outings leaders woke early to assess the outings potential of Pālehua in the southern Wai‘anae Mountains. They found new trails to blaze, sandalwood groves to protect, pig fences to improve, and a … Read more

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