Please sign, share, forward… A draft of an Alternative Building Code is stalled in the Dept of Public Works… help ask Mayor Kenoi to move it forward! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/653/323/248/move-forward-on-alternative-building-codes/ It is common knowledge, since the controversy over Bill 270, that alternative building legislation has broad support island wide and is long overdue. . . . → Read More:

POSITION PAPER of the Hawaii Sustainable Community Alliance

WHAT ARE THE KEY FEATURES OF A “SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY?” A sustainable community (SC) consists of one or more households that share a location and the conscious intention to be self-reliant, resilient, resource-conserving, equitable, and ecologically restorative—while providing a good quality of life for community members and future generations. (A household is . . . → Read More: POSITION PAPER of the Hawaii Sustainable Community Alliance

Open Letter to Mayor Kenoi- Support Sustainable Building code

Open letter to Mayor Kenoi regarding ALTERNATIVE BUILDING CODE LEGISLATION Dear Mayor Billy Kenoi The Hawaii Sustainable Community Alliance requests that you give your support to the introduction of ALTERNATIVE BUILDING CODE LEGISLATION that has been drafted by Councilman Zendo Kern and stalled by your Department of Public Works. Our Alliance (see . . . → Read More: Open Letter to Mayor Kenoi- Support Sustainable Building code

We have bumper stickers!

Now we have bumperstickers that say “Legalize Sustainable Living”!   Come to our public meeting and get one!

HAWAII SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY ALLIANCE PUBLIC MEETING

  To further the cause of sustainable living and sustainable community health and welfare. Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013 Time: 2pm – 5pm Location: Kalani Honua EMAX 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Road, Puna Makai, Hawaii   We would like to share the successes, strategies, stories and some of our research with you. . . . → Read More: HAWAII SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY ALLIANCE PUBLIC MEETING

Public Protest Too Much For PLDC?

http://geobigisland.blogspot.com/2012/10/public-protest-too-much-for-pldc.html By Dave Smith A protest over the Public Land Development Corporation. Photo courtesy Hawaii News Now. It looks like it will be try, … again for the Public Land Development Corporation. The controversial new state agency designed to increase revenues from state lands using public-private partnerships is continuing its efforts . . . → Read More: Public Protest Too Much For PLDC?

What Exactly is the Problem with PLDC? Where do we begin?

comments on proposed administrative rules for Public Land Development Corporation for hearing Monday, August 20, 2012, 6 PM, Waiakea High School Cafeteria, Hilo by Cory Harden, PO Box 10265, Hilo, Occupied Hawai’i 96721  808-968-8965  mh@interpac.net   PUBLIC STATEMENT The “21st Century Mahele”. That’s what some people are calling PLDC. PLDC was . . . → Read More: What Exactly is the Problem with PLDC? Where do we begin?

Don’t allow unchecked development of Public lands

Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:58:52 -1000 To: amara@mindspring.com From: Amara Karuna <amara@mindspring.com> Subject: Love the Land, Use your voice ASAP- pls forward X-ELNK-Trace: 4e6b850a59a335f2d4c20f6b8d69d888b7f3a87d4e9c50f1966bbc449cd7964fcb321374d4726f44350badd9bab72f9c350badd9bab72f9c350badd9bab72f9c X-Originating-IP: 98.150.165.121 X-ELNK-Received-Info: spv=0; X-ELNK-AV: 0 X-ELNK-Info: sbv=1; sbrc=-0; sbf=eb; sbw=010;   If you love Hawaii, and want to protect our public lands from unsupervised commercial . . . → Read More: Don’t allow unchecked development of Public lands

Oregon Ecovillage links

In Oregon in general, Recode Oregon is a great resource, with relevant activities re code issues in diverse parts of the state: http://www.recodeoregon.org/ Portland is buzzing with related activity. At least seven Cohousing groups listed in the CohoUS directory, find them here by scrolling down to Oregon: https://www.cohousing.org/directory The FIC site . . . → Read More: Oregon Ecovillage links

A Recap Of The March 31 Geothermal Related Community Meeting

By Steve Hirakami Ninety seven people signed in for the Geothermal Fact Finding Community Meeting on the evening of March 31, 2012. Since probably not everyone signed in, there seemed to be well over a hundred people in attendance. The meeting was called by Robert Petricci who is actively engaged in . . . → Read More: A Recap Of The March 31 Geothermal Related Community Meeting