World Wetland Day 2018

by Tanya Dreizin When we think about Hawaiʻi, we visualize pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and immense volcanoes. What many of us don’t often realize are the importance and beauty of Hawaiʻi’s wetlands. Worldwide Wetlands Day is coming up on February 2nd, and it is a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of what wetlands … Read more

+3.2ft: Sea Level Rise in Hawaiʻi

The preservation of Hawaiʻi’s shorelines is not only critical to protect the countless flora and fauna living there, but also to protect our way of life. The science is clear that one of the impacts of warming global temperatures is sea level rise. The negative impacts to low-lying coastal areas include loss of critical habitat, … 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