Natural Environment 2021
This discussion included panelists and attendees from across the Islands for an informative and important conversation about how to responsibly interact with our natural environment.
During this event they discussed the following topics:
- Make large-scale tourism sustainable.
- Meet or surpass our clean energy goals.
- Feed ourselves with more sustainable local food.
- Properly manage public lands for the greater good.
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- Performance-Based Regulation:
- Sensei Farms
- Studio Resilience is a design lab that creates digital artifacts for exploring and sharing the impact humans have on our environment.
- Big Island Invasive Species Committee is a project of the University of Hawaiʻi Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. The Committee works to address invasive species issues on the island of Hawaiʻi
- Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative serves 33,000 electric accounts on the island of Kauaʻi
- Ulupono Initiative works to advance catalytic change in the crucial areas of locally produced food, renewable energy, clean transportation, and better management of freshwater and waste.
- Learn more about how biocontrol helps Hawaiʻi here.
- Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan
- What is the Marine 30×30 Initiative? Information can be found here.
- The mission of Wastewater Alternatives & Innovations is to reduce sewage pollution and restore heathy watersheds by providing innovative, affordable, and eco-friendly solutions to waste and wastewater management.
- WAI is also working on a free online decision tool to help people navigate available options and vendors to find the best solutions that work for both them and the environment.
Chief Executive Officer
President & CEO
Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC)
Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC)
Senior Program Officer for Ocean Resiliency
Harold KL Castle Foundation
Moderator: Steve Petranik, Editor, Hawaii Business Magazine