(Civil Beat Q & A) Hawaii’s economy has been hard hit with the outbreak of the coronavirus and measures to prevent its spread, mainly because of the collapse of the tourism industry. Should we continue to rely largely on the visitor industry for economic vitality? What concrete steps would you take to bring tourism back? […]
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.
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 […]
Sustainable development balances economic prosperity with environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic diversity. We can expand our agricultural economy and improve upon the island’s food sustainability with the creation of food hubs for local produce and dairy goods at major population zones. I envision an evolved Farmers Market, almost like a Food Co-op with an […]
On Thursday, July 16th at 6pm, Community Coalition Kauai (CCK) hosted a community forum with 17 of the County Council Candidates for 2020. https://www.communitycoalitionkauai.org Enjoy this 2.5 hour video replay where council candidates took turns answering 3 key questions that follow QUESTION 1 Food Sustainability What would you do to grow Kaua`i’s agricultural economy and […]
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 […]