Explore with us the current events, both global and local, that impact life in Hawai’i Today. “In depth” analysis of the challenges and potential solutions are addressed, with a focus on activating community solutions that will nurture and sustain a lifestyle unique to all who live in Hawai’i.
Hawai’i currently has over one million gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles on its roads, which, according to state research, emit nearly five million metric tons of climate-changing carbon pollution annually throughout the islands. Add to that — Hawaii residents, businesses, and visitors 5 spent over $1,500,000,000 ($1.5 Billion) on imported fossil fuel purchases in 2018. Electric […]
The Hu Honua saga continues… As BeyondKona reported last October in Hawai’i Today, HELCO’s decision to buy power, and thus enable, the controversial (yet to be activated) tree destroying and wood-burning Hu Honua power plant, is one example of Hawai’i Island being on the wrong path in its clean energy transition. Hu Honua is based […]
Sustainability — more than just a word The Hawaiian word for sustainability is mauō is made up of two basic words; mau, stability, unbroken continuity, and ō, enduring in a thy state. This new Hawaiian word was coined by the Hawaiian Lexicon Committee in 2016, because previously there was no need for the word mauō as it was a […]
While Ocean drownings continue to be one of the leading causes of death in Hawai’i, the Pacific Ocean is also drowning… in plastic. More than 11 billion items of plastic were found on a third of coral reefs surveyed in the Asia-Pacific region – and this figure is predicted to increase to more than 15 […]