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Sustainability

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Stories involving environmental conservation, stewardship and sustainable practices.

Video: Nainoa Thompson urges Hawaii to become a leader on sustainability, stewardship
  • Verbatim

The Polynesian Voyaging Society president and mālama Honua advocate speaks of the challenges ahead and the hope he has witnessed in people around the world during Hōkūleʻa's worldwide voyage. Read More »

10-1 A kiaʻi kai movement
  • Opinion

Ocean guardianship, cultural seascape protection and the expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Read More »

Fullsizerender Interview with Marti Townsend, Executive Director of the Hawaiʻi Sierra Club →
  • Interview
Kuikalo - 10 (1) Familiar messages, hopes at legislative opening day
  • News Report

“People Over Profits” message unites broad progressive coalition; hundreds converge on Hawai‘i’s Capitol Read More »

201512 fjs flyer v5a Food Justice Summit
  • Analysis
Pv and solar thermal Blue Planet: Utilities’ community solar proposal disappointing
  • News Report

The nonprofit says that the proposed program fails to live up to lawmakers’ vision for dramatically expanding access to clean energy in Hawaii; stakeholders intend to submit a revised proposal. Read More »

Alternative energies Hawaii doesn’t need NextEra to create a renewable energy future
  • Essay

The governor's rejection of NextEra's proposed buyout of Hawaii's electric utility can, and should, open the door for a public option, in which the people of Hawaii take charge and lead the nation into a better future themselves. Read More »

UH regents vote to divest from fossil fuels
  • Announcement

The University of Hawaii, with 53,000 total students, is now the largest university in the world to have divested from the fossil fuel industry so far. Read More »

Final UH divestment vote tomorrow
  • Announcement

The full UH Board of Regents will vote on divesting from fossil fuels tomorrow. Read More »

Kamaoa wind farm 258089172 431b470d25 o Hawaii to adopt 100 percent renewable portfolio standard
  • News Report

Together with bills on solar PV and UH energy goals, HB623 accelerates the state’s energy push to 100 percent renewable by the end of 2045. Read More »

Unnamed A clean energy holiday poem
  • Poem

Blue Planet gets into the holiday spirit with a re-worked "Night Before Christmas" that reviews Hawaii's progress as a clean-energy state during 2014. Read More »

Plastic-bag Update: Honolulu’s plastic bag ban

Mayor Caldwell signed a bill amending Honolulu's plastic checkout store bag ban today. Read More »

Img 5959-1 HECO Companies File Plans for the Future →

By 2030 the three utilities will have an average renewable penetration rate exceeding 2/3 of all generation (67 percent). More at Ililani Media »

Glassimagenew Glass in the trash

A lack of funding for recycling non-Hi5 glass has forced businesses to begin throwing their wine and spirit bottles out with the trash. Read More »

Hawaii convention center World’s largest conservation gathering will come to Honolulu

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has selected Honolulu as the first U.S. venue to host its World Conservation Congress. Read More »

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