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

We have bumper stickers!

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

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

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

register to vote!

REGISTER TO VOTE. Hawaii Sustainable Community Alliance efforts are currently focused on changing government regulatory obstacles to sustainability and community. We need to support candidates who support us!! Register to vote. July 12 is the deadline to register for the August 11, 2012 Primary election. Who May Register to Vote? You . . . → Read More: register to vote!

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

Planning and Zoning for Ecovillages

The best article l’ve found on Planning and Zoning for Ecovillages is <http://www.smartcommunities.ncat.org/articles/ecoville.shtml> and be sure to check out our sister organization on Maui and their excellent power point presentation on ecovillage zoning <http://mauisustainablecommunities.wikispaces.com/>

YouTube video on Sustainable Communities

Aloha, l just watched this very comprehensive YouTube video on Sustainable Communities presented by Dr. Kelly Cain to the Saulk County, Wisconsin,  Comprehensive Plan Steering group. It has lots of very valuable data that would benefit our cause as well as all Hawaii County sustainability initiatives. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of1ThHkhx74> aloha Graham

Laws encouraging installing residential solar systems

  There was legislation that passed in Vermont in May 2011 and Colorado in June 2011 making it easier and cheaper to install residential solar systems. We support adopting similar legislation in Hawaii in the belief that it will add substantially to Hawaii State’s goal to achieve 70% clean energy by . . . → Read More: Laws encouraging installing residential solar systems