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- In a 100% unanimous decision, the UH Board of Regents has committed the University to establishing a task force to determine steps towards divestment from fossil fuels, making our 10-campus UH System a global leader in sustainability! Go UH! More
- From our friends at the Hawaii Bicycling League... Elizabeth Malland Sign Waving, Memorial Walk & Solutions Meeting SAFE STREETS FOR ALL! Friday January 23, 2015 7:30 a.m. The Honolulu Police Department, Puuhale Elementary School, Council Member Joey Manahan’s office, IHS-The Institute for Human Services, and the Hawaii Bicycling League will hold a safety awareness sign-waving for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists in front of Puuhale Elementary School, 345 Puuhale Road, corner of Nimitz & Puuhale Rd, from 730-8 a.m. All supporters of safe streets are welcome to come; bring your own sign if you have one. 8:00 a.m. Elizabeth Malland, a homeless pedestrian, was killed on Nimitz Highway near Kalihi Street on January 2, 2015 in the early morning hours. A Memorial to honor Elizabeth will be held on Friday, January 23 at 8:00 am, right after the sign waving in front of Puuhale School. Then we will walk to Nimitz Highway and mauka side of Kalihi Street. Whether or not you knew her we encourage you to attend. Elizabeth was the first pedestrian fatality in Hawaii of 2015. There will be a discussion by those present on possible solutions that could prevent future fatalities in this area.
- Please consider making a little loan to help the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii reach their clean energy fundraising goal via Wefficiency. This project will create $18,000 in energy savings each year, which will go a long way in providing education and mentorship for our future leaders. We have just 6 days to make this happen! Help out at: http://bit.ly/1zAlrf8 More
- From President Obama's State of the Union address: The best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate, and if we do not act forcefully, we’ll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater migration, conflict, and hunger around the globe. The Pentagon says that climate change poses immediate risks to our national security. We should act like it.
- Reminder: Join the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum for a Commuter Benefits discussion today at the Hawaii State Capital – Room 325 from 3:30-4:30pm. Snacks will be provided! Welcome and overview – HEPF’s Transportation Chair, Mitch Ewan, RISE’s Cate Picardo, and EPA’s Asia Yeary Honolulu update – City and County of Honolulu’s Mark Garrity Transportation update – Blue Planet Foundation’s Shem Lawlor Importance of multi-modal transportation – Senator Breene Harimoto Next steps – HEPF’s Clarice Schafer