(Civil Beat Q & A) What more should Kauai County be doing to prepare for the effects of climate change, including sea level rise and threats to the reefs? Kauai paid for a Climate Action Plan (CAP) in 2016. Rather than reinvent the wheel and spend more money on a new plan, let’s look at […]
If a farmer needs water to grow produce, he should be able to get it at a fair price. Water is free and is, due to the Public Trust, controlled by our County. The delivery of water is currently controlled by the private sector. We need to work together as stewards of this most precious of resources.
September 23, 2020 – The Kaua’i County Candidate Forum was held via zoom with the questions being based around Climate Change. https://www.communitycoalitionkauai.o… We hope you enjoy this 2.5 hour forum where our candidates shared with us their responses to some very good questions about climate issues we face here on Kauai.
As our island, nation and global community acknowledge the drastic impacts of climate change, it is obvious how important it is to protect our natural resources. All of nature is symbiotic; climate change affects ocean temperature – affects acidification – affects pH levels – and they all affect the fish! Traditional Hawaiian culture observed and […]
Global warming and the question of climate change is no longer a debate in the war room. It is documented, it is factual, it is here. The predominant outcome of climate change is sea-level rise. Sea levels on Kauai have risen 6.6 inches in the past century, according to researchers, and are predicted to rise […]
Waste management is another two-fold issue; we must deal with disposal of existing waste, as well as reducing future waste. Our island has an operating landfill with an estimated 7-years til capacity, an existing out-of-service bay at the landfill that requires maintenance, and we lack a Materials Recovery Facility altogether. Implementation of Residential Curbside Recycling […]
Sustainability is a word that gets tossed around a lot and it may sound like a trendy idea. Traditional Hawaiian cultural practices and ways of thinking are the original protocol of ‘sustainability’. Traditional Hawaiian culture observed and understood nature as an entire network of living things. For instance, within the boundaries of an ahupuaʻa were […]