sustainability

Rob Weltman
Rob Weltman

Last week, a coalition of Maui community groups presented a plan at the Alexander and Baldwin shareholders’ meeting in Honolulu.   The coalition, Hukilike no Maui, is proposing to acquire five thousand acres, or 15% of A&B’s Maui land holdings, for affordable housing, agriculture, and conservation.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa was on Maui with Hukilike members to find out more about this community planning initiative.

SOEST
SOEST

In a continuing discussion about climate change, there are  opportunities and challenges in the year ahead.  Today, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa speaks with Chip Fletcher, Associate Dean at UH Mānoa, and a professor of geology and geophysics.  His research shows water creeping inland and seeping up into neighborhoods sooner than you might think.

Cliff Kapono

Oʻahu’s North Shore is the mecca of surfing. Everybody who’s anybody in surfing comes here every winter to surf – and to show the world that they are the best. A pair of surfers is taking advantage of this high-profile backdrop to raise awareness not just about the sport but also about the environment. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.

Kuuwehi Hiraishi

2017 is being dubbed the Year of Sustainable Travel by the World Tourism Organization. “Sustainability” may seem like a buzzword for an industry historically known for making a profit at the expense of the local environment, culture, or community. So what makes tourism sustainable? HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi looks at a local organization setting that standard for Hawai’i’s visitor industry.  

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

Sustainable fishing is a practice that’s getting more attention—not only here in Hawai‘i but also around the globe. Indonesia has become the first country in the world to take an unusual step in that direction. And it’s being led by a cabinet minister who is gathering a growing international following. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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noe tanigawa

  

 

 A potentially game changing new tool for business has been launched at the World Conservation Congress in Hawai‘i.  It’s called the Natural Capital Protocol and was tested with over fifty companies including Coca-Cola, Dow, Nestlé, and Shell.  For the first time, businesses and consumers can know the true costs of production.  

The Conversation: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Mar 22, 2016
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Hawaii Democratic Caucus;  Recycling Invasive Algae;  Neal Conan;  Bestselling Author Simon Winchester

Discussion of the Democratic Presidential Poll: Rep Takashi Ohno

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Flickr/Thomas Shahan 3

New research suggests small-scale fisheries could have big benefits for local communities. That’s according to a new study that highlights the economic impact of community supported reef fisheries. HPR’s Molly Solomon explains.

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Wikipedia Commons

What does “Sustainability” mean for business and industry in Hawaii? Pacific Business News assembled a panel of experts to find out. Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Hawai‘i could see its first community supported fishery as early as next year. The concept is similar to community supported agriculture, where customers bypass the supermarket and pay farmers directly for a weekly delivery of fresh produce. Now, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, that same idea is making the leap from land to sea.

Earth Day in Hawai’i

Apr 22, 2014
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  Happy Earth Day!  Last week, the University of Hawai’i’s Sea Grant program convened experts from across the nation and state to offer insights and engage directly with high school and college students about sustainability.  Hawai'i may have a long way to go, but sustainability is now law, and  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa got this update from Hawai’i’s new Sustainability Coordinator.

University of Hawai’i’s Sea Grant program will post notes from the conference, “Ascent: Building a Secure and Sustainable Water and Energy Future for Hawai‘i”, as they become available.

Kids Cooking Up Lessons in Sustainability

Feb 10, 2014
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

The "eat local" movement has reached a new level at one Hawaii school. Ninth graders from Mid-Pacific Institute are learning how to cook healthy recipes using fresh, local ingredients. Not only are they sharpening their culinary skills, they’re using food they grew themselves. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

Local Farmers Turn to Microloans

Nov 14, 2013
WOW Farm
WOW Farm

The popularity of locally-grown food has led to increased demand for Hawaii farm products. But some of those operations need investment, which has been a challenge for many local farmers. As HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, now there’s a program that’s helping.

Neighbors: Subsistence Living on Molokai

Oct 11, 2013
Flickr / Duncan Creamer
Flickr / Duncan Creamer

 

A variety of lifestyles thrive on different islands across the state. For example, many residents rely on grocery stores to put dinner on the table.

But on Molokai, a 2012 survey showed that about 40% of food consumed comes from subsistence sources like hunting, fishing, gathering and homegrown produce.

As part of our week-long series “Neighbors: An Island Story”, Catherine Cluett reports from the Molokai Dispatch about a different approach to food.  

 

 

Wayne Yoshioka

U.S. Dietary Guidelines in 2010 recommended that Americans eat at least two seafood meals per week for better nutrition and overall health. But many fisheries and fish populations in the world have collapsed and industry officials are attempting to increase farm-raised seafood to make up for dwindling supplies in the open ocean. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited an aquaculture operation and filed this report.