On Saturday, April 21, 2018 Hawaii residents gathered 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 "Be the Change" Platinum Sponsor
On April 21, 2018, thousands of students and community members joined Blue Planet Foundation in drawing “blue lines” in chalk to mark the sea level rise exposure area around Hawaii.
The sea level rise exposure area was identified by the Hawaii State Climate Commission as the area that is vulnerable to flooding due to high waves, coastal erosion, and rising water tables 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 as early as 40 years from today 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
Hawaii Children’s Foundation
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation
Waikiki Improvement Association
Kihei Business Association
Fairmont Kea Lani
Church of Crossroads