For Earth Day 2018, hundreds of Hawaii residents gathered at 15 locations across the state for the Blue Line Project—a locally powered movement to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change. The event was made possible by our platinum sponsor, Sunrun, and sponsors Susan M. Kosasa Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation and Inter-Island Solar Supply.
Abeba Holt & Acacia Craine
Haleakala Waldorf School
Christian Liberty Academy (Hilo, Hawaii Island)
On April 21, 2018, hundreds of students and community members joined Blue Planet Foundation in drawing “blue lines” in chalk to mark the sea level rise exposure area at 15 locations across the state.
The sea level rise exposure area was identified by the Hawaii State Climate Commission as the area that is vulnerable to high waves flooding, passive flooding, and coastal erosion under a 3.2-feet sea level rise scenario.
Data provided by School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology.
In some areas, communities are facing permanent displacement of their homes, businesses, and treasured places like parks, schools, and community centers. Recent studies suggest that Hawaii could see a one-meter rise in sea level within the lifetimes of today’s students if we continue our unsustainable reliance on fossil fuels for our electricity and transportation needs.
Polynesian Voyaging Society
Sierra Club Hawaii
Kokua Hawaii Foundation
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Office of Climate Change Sustainability and Resiliency
Climate Commission of the Department of Land and Natural Resources
University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program
Hawaii Interfaith Power & Light
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation
Waikiki Improvement Association
Kihei Business Association
Fairmont Kea Lani
Church of Crossroads
Kapiolani Community College