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State of Hawai‘i
Launched in 2014, the Aloha+ Challenge identified six priority goals and local metrics that are delivering against the global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Hawai‘i Green Growth Local 2030 Hub and partners are catalyzing island-led solutions to drive concrete action. Explore the Aloha+ Dashboard to see statewide progress and benchmark data on the Aloha+ SDGs and Hawai‘i's contribution to the global goals.
Statewide Sustainability Program
This program is responsible for establishing broad work plans for state initiatives that promote sustainability, including developing programmatic priorities and budgets, conducting program analyses, making sustainable policy recommendations, and preparing sustainability or initiative reports.
Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan
The State of Hawaiʻi Office of Planning’s Statewide Sustainability Program is updating the Hawaiʻi 2050 Sustainability Plan to serve as the state’s sustainability and climate strategic action plan; align the state’s goals, policies, and actions with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; and recommend sustainability and climate change actions for 2020–2030.
Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI)
The Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), a research unit of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), conducts research of state and national importance to develop, test, and evaluate novel renewable energy technologies. The Institute leverages its in-house work with public-private partnerships to demonstrate real-world operations and enable integration of emerging technologies into the energy mix. Founded in 1974, HNEI was established in statute in 2007 to address critical State energy needs.
Citizen’s Climate Lobby - Honolulu Chapter
This is a group made up of hundreds of chapters around the country which mobilizes and directs energy towards specific pieces of legislation. Current focus: A national, revenue-neutral carbon fee-and-dividend system.
"They are how we protect our special coastal places, ensure our ocean is healthy and wild, keep pollution out of the water and make sure every beach is clean and accessible for all to enjoy. When we win a campaign, it’s called a victory. Surfrider defines a victory as a decision by a governing body that protects the coastal and ocean environment, improves coastal access, or both."
CapitolWatch - Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi
The one-stop-shop for all of your environmental legislative needs. We will be posting Sierra Club's bill priorities, background on priority bills and issues, and most importantly, action alerts and updates. Also available will be how-tos, tips, tutorials, legislator contact information, and more to help you be successful in your civic engagement.
This site tracks legislation in the U.S. Congress related to Hawai’i.
Hawai‘i State Legislature
This website allows a constituents to track State legislation, receive notifications of hearings, track a piece of legislation, find out contact information of all representatives, and even submit testimony online!
City and County of Honolulu
City and County of Honolulu - Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency Sustainability Report
“Our mission is to support the City and County of Honolulu in its vision of a more economically self-sufficient and safer Oʻahu.”
2022 Annual Sustainability Report
The 2022 Annual Sustainability Report reflects a measurement of the City’s performance last year in meeting our established sustainability, climate change, and resilience objectives and targets.
O'ahu Climate Action Plan
The climate action plan (CAP) is a science-based, community-driven strategy for Oʻahu to combat climate change and eliminate fossil fuel emissions—the root cause of global warming. The CAP lays out a detailed list of programs, policies, and actions that our island can take, alongside state and federal actions, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 45 percent over the next five years and put us on the path to carbon neutrality by 2045.
Climate Ready Mapping Tool - see climate change impacts on O‘ahu
This mapping tool features data from the City, state, and federal governments. The data represents best available science for a variety of climate change stressors and other regulatory layers. Mayor’s Directive 18-2, “City and County of Honolulu Actions to Address Climate Change and Sea Level Rise,” requires the use of such information for a variety of City functions for planning, design, and long-term operations.
Diamond Head State Monument - Docent Program
"We invite you to experience Diamond Head State Monument, to learn about our unique resources and history, and enjoy outdoor recreation and culture. Please help us protect Hawai’i’s fragile and irreplaceable resources for future generations by volunteering to educate the public about our iconic monument."
Mālama Maunalua Volunteer Programs
We will help restore the marine environment by removing invasive algae from the nearshore waters, as part of an effort to continue the work of the Great Huki.
Northshore Community Land Trust
"The mission of the North Shore Community Land Trust (NSCLT) is to protect, steward, and enhance the natural landscapes, cultural heritage, and rural character of ahupua‘a (land divisions) from Kahuku Point to Ka‘ena on the North Shore of Oʻahu."
Kupu: Building A Brighter Future for Hawaiʻi’s Youth
The organization provides hands-on training in conservation, sustainability, and environmental education for young adults, with the goal of fostering our next generation of environmental and cultural stewards.
Mālama Maunalua Internship Program
"10 week field experience in the Maunalua Bay region working on different projects."
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