Hawaii Island is a sacred, unique place that must be protected. This knowledge inspired us to create Sustainable Hawaii, an inspiring, empowering and interactive resource to help everyone, youth and adults alike, go green and care for our environment.
Who are we?
This website and application provides a free online resource to youth, educators, business and community on Sustainability in Hawaii. By spotlighting the great work in our communities we can help support a green economy with jobs to enable Hawaii’s youth to practice economical, ecological, political, and cultural sustainability.
Design Thinking Hawaii and The Stone Soup Leadership Institute partnered to develop the website and application through stakeholder input and involvement. The work is funded by the support of the State of Hawaii through its expending agency, the Department of Business, Economic Development, & Tourism – Office of Planning.
Hawaii’s 13 Sustainable Goals
The Hawaiian Islands’ rich culture is embedded in its indigenous language, people, practices and natural resources. The Kumulipo, or The Hawaiian Creation Chant, speaks of the relationships between the land and the heaven and the ocean, between the plants and the animals, and finally between man and woman.
Coral Reef Restoration & Ocean Preservation
The Hawaiian archipelago has suffered from several extreme coral bleaching events, caused by high ocean temperatures. If climate change were to stop today, scientists expect 90% of coral will die by 2050. The ocean is dying–and with it much of our world’s food supply.