E lawe i ke a’o a mālama a e `oi mau ka na`auao
(Take what you have learned and apply it and your wisdom will increase)
Mary Pukui, 1983, excerpt from
Ka Puke Ōlelo Noʻeau
(The Hawaiian Proverb Book)
Apply what you’ve learned, create jobs that will sustain our communities and natural resources, and perpetuate these practices for a more sustainable future.
Green jobs are the #1 solution to achieve Hawaii’s sustainability goals-from transitioning to 100% renewable energy to creating local food security to increasing our biodiversity to protecting our oceans and coral reefs. Building a green workforce is key to our success. Why is a green economy important? Many green jobs already exist and are a great way to make a living, and help our planet at the same time. Jobs ranging from sustainable agriculture to energy production are becoming more popular. Hawaii Island has green startups from all over the world. These companies need a green workforce. Check out Green List Hawaii for learning opportunities with environmental organizations, community groups and events throughout Hawaii. Imagine if each one of us had a green job. Let’s continue this upwards trending cycle of green job creation to ensure our Island’s sustainability for future generations. Hawaii could be a model for the world.