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

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

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

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?

Don’t allow unchecked development of Public lands

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Sustainable Living Research Resolution proposal

PROPOSAL FOR A RESOLUTION BY THE HAWAII COUNTY COUNCIL Concerning Sustainable Living Research Sites in the State of Hawaii 7/1/12   The purpose of this Resolution is to support the worldwide transition to a livable, just, and sustainable civilization, by requesting and urging the Government of the State of Hawaii to . . . → Read More: Sustainable Living Research Resolution proposal

Special Permit requirements for Farmers Markets

From: Graham Ellis Sent: Friday, May 11, 2012 8:06 AM To: Jeff Darrow Planning Dept. RE: Special Permit requirements for Farmers Markets and Community Buildings on land zoned Ag. Dear Jeff, Following our  Hawaii Sustainable Community Alliance meeting yesterday l am writing to request your feedback on two further questions. Regarding . . . → Read More: Special Permit requirements for Farmers Markets

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