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

What happened to HB111? in 2013

On March 21, the Senate Water and Land and Public Safety Committees held a joint hearing on the Sustainable Living Research Act bill. They voted to defer it. This means the bill is no longer alive this session. Senator Malama Solomon, the Water and Land Committee Chair acknowledged the substantial amount . . . → Read More: What happened to HB111? in 2013

What is the status of HB111

Dear Ones, Thanks all for your work with this site.  I was just newly directed to it today by Terra of the Hawaiian Sanctuary. I have a large parcel of land, 84 acres, near Leilani yet under current laws and because of county water regulations it can have only one home . . . → Read More: What is the status of HB111

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?

Sustainable Living Resolution, October 2nd

The Hawaii Sustainable Community Alliance is working towards amending current laws to allow more eco-friendly practices, communities and buildings. This resolution (302-12) urges the Hawaii State Legislature enact legislation to establish Sustainable Living Research Sites on parcels less than 15 acres that are designated “agricultural” under state law in Hawaii. It . . . → Read More: Sustainable Living Resolution, October 2nd

Current Energy & Fuel Issues and Alternatives in Hawaii

This detailed report outlines the issues around the current energy and fuel usages and productions, and presents alternatives in the second half. Very informative! Great reference for the PEIS meetings! Click here for PDF of Life Of the Land PEIS Excerpts: PART II: FOSSIL FUEL IMPACTS Hawai`i Fossil Fuel Impacts Hawai`i’s . . . → Read More: Current Energy & Fuel Issues and Alternatives in Hawaii

Concerns About Geothermal- a Summary

Concerns about geothermal:  from Beth McCormick 1) Putting the state’s energy source in a Lava Zone 1 is a recipe for disaster. “The possibility of an eruption in the geothermal resource or state-wide cable path within any 50-year period is between 60 and 90 percent.” [15] The Chain of Craters Road, which . . . → Read More: Concerns About Geothermal- a Summary

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?