General Conservations Policies

1. It shall be the policy of Sierra Club, Hawaiʻi Chapter, to support actions that will protect the land, water, and ocean resources of Hawaiʻi from environmentally damaging and other inappropriate uses, and actions that will preserve those resources for future generations.

2. It shall be the policy of Sierra Club, Hawaiʻi Chapter, to support actions that will protect and nurture the endemic flora and fauna of Hawaiʻi, especially threatened and endangered species, and that will enhance their natural habitats.

3. It shall be the policy of Sierra Club, Hawaiʻi Chapter, to support actions that will ensure the availability and the natural character of wilderness, coastal, and nearshore recreation areas of Hawaiʻi and that will secure non-motorized public access to those areas.

4. It shall be the policy of Sierra Club, Hawaiʻi Chapter, to support conservation of energy and development of sources of energy for Hawaiʻi that will work toward the state’s energy self-sufficiency and that will be consistent with other conservation policies of the Chapter.

5. It shall be the policy of Sierra Club, Hawaiʻi Chapter, to support actions that will preserve the character and the atmosphere of rural, scenic and historic areas of Hawaiʻi.

6. It shall be the policy of Sierra Club, Hawaiʻi Chapter, to support actions that will stabilize the population of Hawaiʻi in order to avoid exceeding the carrying capacity of the state’s limited natural resources.

General Conservation Policies 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 were approved by the Sierra Club Hawaiʻi Chapter Executive Committee at its quarterly meetings held July 15-17, 1988.  General Conservation Policy 6 was approved by the Sierra Club Hawaiʻi Chapter Executive Committee at its quarterly meetings held January 24-26, 1992.