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

Hawaiʻi Becomes First State to Adopt Paris Climate Commitments

Sierra Club members joined a hundred people in the rotunda of Hawaiʻi’s Capitol to celebrate Governor David Ige signing a bill that adopts certain commitments from the Paris Climate Agreement as state goals. This makes Hawaiʻi the first state to join the Paris Climate Agreement. “Signing this bill demonstrates the strength of local governments and … 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