Author: Timothy A. Schuler

Creative Class

A monthly breakfast lecture series lets emerging creatives mingle with some of Hawai‘i’s most talented designers and artists The debut of CreativeMornings Honolulu, a free monthly breakfast lecture series, has given aspiring creatives an intimate way to engage with and…

Local Trees Can Help Solve Our Housing Crisis

A UH graduate’s relentless three-year quest proves even invasive trees can be turned into useful, even beautiful, dwellings There’s no getting around how beautiful it is. The way its pale trunk slices through the forest canopy and its long, delicate…

Hawaii's Species: Endangered and Underfunded

"What makes Hawaii more than your plants and your environment?" Nellie Sugii asks rhetorically. We're standing in the downstairs room of the micropropagation laboratory at the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum in Manoa, where Sugii manages the Hawaiian Rare Plant Program.…

You Are What You Surf

Last fall, Cliff Kapono could be found surfing waves off the coasts of Ireland, Spain, Britain and Morocco. After a brief stop home in Hilo this January, he planned to head south to Chile and then west to Indonesia. Kapono’s…

20 for the Next 20 Community Project: Giving Back

Despite being sandwiched between a busy road and a thoroughly non-native hillside, Oahu’s Hamakua Marsh is home to some of Hawaii’s rarest birds, including the red-plated Hawaiian moorhen, or alae ula, which is federally listed as endangered. [caption id="attachment_19723" align="alignright"…

Rapid Ohia Death - Threat to Hawaii's Water

The low-slung warehouse sits on the edge of a small industrial park just outside Waimea. Behind it are the humped, green foothills of Kohala, the oldest of the Big Island’s five volcanoes, and low, heavy clouds inch down the mountain…