Sustainability Resource Links
Big Island and Puna -Local
Abundant Community – Awakening the power of families and community
Live Green Hawaii -a “green” website promoting sustainable living and bringing together individuals, communities and organizations to help people learn, partner and make incremental, positive environmental changes in their daily lives and communities in Hawaii.
Hawaii Green Pages- GREEN DIRECTORY Enjoy a healthier greener lifestyle with direct access to green resources and information about practical environmentally responsible and health minded choices available in Hawaii.
Hawaii Sustainability: THIS Organization- With a little organization, the community can use available resources to counteract social and economic injustice through progressive programs that help people gain the skills, knowledge, resources, and ability to provide for themselves.
comprehensive YouTube video on Sustainable Communities
Green Building & Affordable Housing Resources
Here is a direct link for the cob oven and earthbag dome workshops by Scott Howard et al of Earthen Hand natural building:
Social & Political Change
Ohana Dialog- discussions of problems with zoning and building codes making it impossible for people/families to live affordably, and making it difficult to have or maintain the kinds of communities that may still exist now or existed previously.
Hawai‘i People’s Fund is a publicly supported community fund established in 1972 to provide grants to progressive grassroots social change organizations working in Hawai‘i.
Useful Government Pages
County Ordinances on Indigenous construction See Building code CH. 5 Section 5-83, which is page 70 through page 86 of the chapter.