Featuring Professor Maxine Burkett, new director of Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy
University of Hawaii
Contact: Cynthia Quinn, 9566545
Director of Communications, Law School
Posted: April 14, 2009
The William S. Richardson School of Law’s Environmental Law Program and its Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy (ICAP) partners will celebrate Earth Week with an exciting climate change public lecture on… Continue
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By Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter, 4/6/2009 10:48:32 AM
Good environmental policy starts with good environmental politicians.
That’s why the Sierra Club proudly endorses Steve Holmes in the upcoming City and Council of Honolulu District 3 special election. Holmes has been a champion for moving Hawai`i towards a sustainable future and has gone to bat repeatedly for Hawai`i’s environment.
Holmes’s record includes adding 1,000 acres of park land to the windward side… Continue
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Future of a Hawaiian Island Initiative Kicks Off
Want to know what the future holds for Molokai? One thing is certain – Molokai’s first sustainability conference in July. If you’re interested, check out the booth at this year’s Earth Day on April 17.
Organized by a grassroots hui of Molokai residents, a new Sust-`ĀINA-ble Molokai initiative focused on achieving… Continue
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By Panos D. Prevedouros, PhD, 4/8/2009 9:31:01 AM
Recently I gave a presentation on sustainability to the Graduate Seminar course in civil engineering (CEE 691). Along with it I was given a list of questions and asked to answer them in brief. The Q+A is shown below.
*1. What is sustainable development?
Sustainability is still not uniquely and… Continue
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(Forimmediaterelease.net) KAHULUI, HI - Whether you’re preparing for a career in the emerging green workforce or just interested in becoming more energy efficient, University of Hawaii-Maui Community College (UH-Maui CC) is offering a special eight-week summer program focused on the principles of renewable energy. With ample wind, sun, and wave energy, Maui offers a rare environment to study this emerging field. Going far beyond the classroom, this short-term program offers hands-on training… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on April 8, 2009 at 5:16pm —
Earth Day Kailua 4/4/09
by: Bill Sager, email@example.com
Kailua Neighborhood Park (Kaha Park) Hosted an Earthday Celebration. Many visitors walked in from the surrounding neighborhoods or rode their bikes. They were smart because parking was very limited. Besides, getting out of your car is a good way to celebrate Earth Day.
Community Volunteers coordinated by Ahahui Malama I Ka Lokahi have put thousands of hours into Landscaping the park with native species. Most… Continue
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by: Charlie Aldinger
The Contemporary Museum Cafe, in association with Hawaii Fashion Incubator (Hifi), will host Tea for Two and TCM: Mom and You, a spring trunk show fashion event featuring six Hawaii fashion designers on Saturday, May 9, from 2 until 4 p.m. on the lawn just outside the cafe. The TCM Cafe will offer a full lunch service or tea and dessert from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on that day. Cafe Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling (808) 523-3362. (Entry to… Continue
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BigIslandVideoNews.com's Video Series documenting the Hamakua Coast farmer Richard Ha.
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on April 8, 2009 at 4:30pm —
By Bret Yager
Big Island lawmakers have introduced resolutions calling for a ban on biological control agents such as the Brazilian scale insect that would attack strawberry guava.
Hamakua's Sen. Dwight Takamine and Rep. Mark Nakashima introduced the Senate and House versions of the resolution March 18, calling on the state Department of… Continue
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Richard Ha writes:
Please come to the sign waving in support of the Mauna Kea Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP) on Monday, April 6th between 4 and 6 p.m. We will be in front of the King Kamehameha statue near the Hilo Bayfront. It will be fun!
The first 150 folks will get a container of Hamakua Springs grape tomatoes (one per family).
Coming up with a Comprehensive Management Plan for Mauna Kea has been a long and difficult process.… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on April 5, 2009 at 11:30pm —
By Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 29, 2009
A young couple had one last day on the Big Island before they both were to be deployed to Iraq. They could've spent that day hiking or swimming. Instead, they chose to drink tea with Eva Lee.
"The ritual of preparing and drinking tea has throughout history been a path to serenity and introspection," Lee said. "In old Japan the samurai left their weapons outside and entered the teahouse with a quiet,… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on April 3, 2009 at 7:16pm —
story by http://www.haleakalatimes.com/
PUUNENE — “Clean-Up & Green-Up” is the theme for the 2009 Great American Cleanup campaign.
Community Work Day Program will partner with government, business and community organizations on a number of signature events through May 31 here in Maui Nui.
Marking its 25th year in Hawaii, the “Great American Clean-Up” (GAC) is… Continue
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State commission, governor salute Donna Wong
By Will Hoover
Advertiser Staff Writer
Environmental advocate Donna Wong was honored last week by Gov. Linda Lingle and the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women at a Washington Place reception celebrating Women's History Month and saluting women leaders in the Islands.
Wong received the 2009 Women's History Month award. Indru Watumull and Dr. Donnis Thompson are the… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on March 30, 2009 at 5:30pm —
An expanding curbside collection program is making it easy for residents, but the companies collecting the castoffs are struggling financially
It's getting easier for local residents who want to recycle, with curbside collection carts arriving at households in Pearl City, Waipio and Wahiawa in preparation for an expansion of service in May.
But it is rougher for the recycling companies that collect the castoff newspaper, cardboard, plastic containers and aluminum cans. The… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on March 23, 2009 at 2:09pm —
The newly established Energy Savings/Sustainability Committee at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
is off to a flying start, having compiled a list of over 100 projects and ideas for sustainability and energy savings on campus, many of which are in various stages of progress.
“It’s very exciting to see such positive movement take place in the short period of time we’ve been working to make our campus more green,” said Dr. Debra Fitzsimons,… Continue
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Written by Lucy Cammock
Friday, 20 March 2009
Sometimes it’s better to get out of the classroom to learn. At least that was the reasoning behind biology professor David Bybee’s field trip to Maui on Feb. 25.
“I wanted them to get some hands on field work experience in Marine Ecology. I wanted them to actually go out and work with specialist ecologists and gather data, to really know what it is to do marine ecology as opposed to just reading about it,” said… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on March 23, 2009 at 1:30pm —
By Sean Aronson
There continues to be legislation that will have an impact on Molokai in the Senate and House. Issues that range from GMO’s to fisheries to Molokai Ranch have all seen the light of day in the past few weeks. Here’s a run-down of the action.
There are two separate bills addressing the use of genetically modified organisms, commonly known as GMO’s. One seeks to ban their use, while another hopes to take away the power of the legislative… Continue
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By AUDREY MCAVOY
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
HONOLULU -- A rare Hawaii vine has been added to the endangered species list, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday. It's the second species to be classified as endangered by the Obama administration. The first was the reticulated flatwoods salamander, an amphibian native to south Georgia, north Florida and coastal South Carolina. It was put on the list last month.
The Hawaii plant is found only in the wet forests on… Continue
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Pacific Business News (Honolulu)
The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau has launched its “Green Hawaii” program featuring resorts and hotels that practice sustainability.
The program offers meeting planners and groups a list of environmentally responsible and energy-saving programs initiated by resort and hotel properties.
“Taking part in ‘green meetings’… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on March 23, 2009 at 12:00pm —
By Kirk Matthews
Story Created: Mar 17, 2009 at 6:46 PM HDT
Story Updated: Mar 17, 2009 at 7:47 PM HDT
The future belongs to the young.
That's the idea behind Power Shift '09, a national conference held in Washington, D.C. earlier this month, and Hawaii had three representatives there.
These home videos show how cold it was in Washington,… Continue
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