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BE GREEN… Thank you for picking up the Sustainability issue of Living Aloha Magazine. Like every issue we produce we want to continue giving you the best information possible that will affect your life in positive ways. We support pure and clean living. No GMO/pesticide/hormone fed animals or products will ever appear on our pages. We are media for the people. We want a world that produces very physically fit people. If they’re not physically fit they will not be mentally fit. If they are not mentally fit they will not be spiritually fit. If they are not spiritually fit we’re going to get leadership that will continue to take us down the path of destruction. We need new leadership that will take us on the path to abundance, sustainability and equality. Bernie Sanders’ success shows that much of America is tired of rising inequality and these so-called political changes that result in no change whatsoever, and intends to revive both a progressive agenda and the American tradition of egalitarianism, or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities. Sanders has his work cut out for him this primary season, but even if he loses the race for the nomination, it seems his popularity already represents a victory for his ideas — and a mighty blow to advocates for the political status quo. This is YOUR magazine. We need to be partners in this project. If you’d like to participate and share in our growth there are many ways to participate. You can contribute your writing skills and knowledge, networking, volunteering, web design, healthy food preparation, health and music event production, marketing and much more. You’re all invited to an environmental discussion/fundraiser with Living Aloha Publisher, Carlos Garcia and some special guests… plus a Tribal Drum and Dance Jam at Makawao Union Church with some of Maui’s best musicians on May 28th. We must continue making conscious choices and doing our part to conserve, reuse and recycle everything in our lives. Another immediate thing we all can do, after we have read each issue, is to pass along Living Aloha Magazine to someone else that can benefit from it! Keeping them in circulation instead of tossing them in the recycling bin saves on printing, eliminates waste, and allows more people to see our great articles.


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on the cover: Sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes that support life. From improving human wellbeing, to safeguarding the planet’s life-supporting ecosystems, we must all work together towards ensuring a better world for future generations.

In this issue you will learn how Living Aloha Magazine supports and embraces people and businesses making a positive impact to our environment.

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Your Part in a Sustainable World: shrinking your consumption footprint by Denise LaBarre

As I thought about replacing my old gas-engine car with an electric car that I recharge with rooftop photovoltaic energy, (Watch the 2006 film: Who Killed the Electric Car?) I realized there are plenty of ways I can reduce my consumption footprint, immediately. I bet you already do some conscious things to care for the planet, so here are more ways to reduce your consumption footprint now. Watch your consumption patterns — Becoming more conscious about your buying and use of stuff is one of the most important things you can do to “go green.” It can be daunting when you really look at how much you use to support your lifestyle, but change happens if you choose it.

the restaurant was much more likely to get my repeat trade if they used smaller “green” cardboard containers instead of large, wasteful Styrofoam. As I felt good about speaking up, I thought of several other ways I could become more aware of my consumption footprint and help shift awareness in others. I now carry a reusable container in my car for situations like that.

Ask yourself: “What can I do to stop wasting food, water, plastic products, other things?” Ask: “Are people, animals, Buy products with less packaging — When or the planet exploited in the production of what I you have a choice, buy the thing with less bubbleconsume?” We are coming packaging or cardboard to see how deeply we are instead of anything Styrofoam. We can shift all connected and that even There are so many small things our collective priority from small choices can have large you can do that add up in cumulative consequences – maximum-benefit-to-me a big way if everyone does either negative or positive. to them. Take bottled drinks… As you look for sustainable US consumers use 30 billion maximum benefit-for-all! options and support conscious plastic drink bottles per year. businesses you shift how You can switch away from business happens. buying drinks in single-use containers. Providing water Tell your suppliers — Talk to owners and managers of restaurants you frequent and ask them to supply “green” take-out containers and to source local products. Tell business owners that you purchase with sustainability in mind. Put your money where your heart is. As we demand more conscious consumer options, they will appear. At a restaurant the other day I wanted a little piece of foil and a small cardboard box to put my leftovers in. The server handed me a stack of large Styrofoam boxes. I took one box (so as not to waste the food) and on my way out told the manager that 8

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or juice in plastic bottles to a team after a game may seem more convenient, but don’t you want to teach those kids sustainable habits and hand them a clean, conscious world they can live in? Kids can carry their own water bottles that they fill from a large, reusable “team” container. Enlarge your perspective — There is really no such thing as “toss and go.” Go where? We don’t have another planet to move to and our trash doesn’t just go away. It may seem easier to use and throw away now but in the long run, it will be more difficult to watch our

children deal with the legacy of our indifference. Paying more in the short term will shift the norm to sustainable, “green” options, which will then become less expensive through economies of scale. We can shift our collective priority from maximum-benefit-to-me to maximum benefit-for-all!

time and let that be your gateway into doing more. Better yet, take a kid with you as you walk and pick up trash.

Another easily fixable problem in our culture is onetime-use plastic: cups, straws, knives, forks, spoons, Styrofoam take-out containers. When we travel, we might use 3-6 plastic forks in a day, several styrofoam cups and plastic food containers, throwing out each one after a meal. You may already carry a glass or stainless drink bottle, so how about carrying a spork as well? A spork is a fork and spoon combined into one this spork! reusable utensil and handy to carry in the pocket or purse.

You know you’re supposed to recycle, but it takes extra time and work to prepare your recyclables and haul them to the recycle centers. If you consume something, you’re also responsible for I love the waste it produces. Keep in mind that the energy and resources it takes to collect, transport, sort, melt or mash, and remake the materials into something else is still huge - often more than it took to produce the original thing. It’s better to buy consciously, then clean and store your containers to reuse them yourself. Pick up trash as a “gateway” habit — Start taking responsibility for your planet one piece of litter at a

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Take baby steps — The best way to shift habits is by taking small steps, consistently over time and building on them consciously. It took billions of auto trips adding carbon monoxide to our air; billions of tossed-away plastic pens, bags and utensils to create the huge trash gyres in our oceans; and it will take billions of conscious decisions to reduce, reuse and recycle to heal the damage we’ve done. But we can do it! Just as our fingers heal from a cut, the earth can heal from the damage we’ve caused. Water — In the tropics where it rains a lot and on an island surrounded by ocean, it’s easy to take water for granted. But we can’t afford to waste this precious resource. Flush the toilet as minimally as possible. (Growing up with water rationing in California showed me how “normal” this can become.) Don’t let the water run when you brush your teeth. See how many ways you can reduce your water waste and use water consciously. Make Sustainable “cool” — Currently, Western culture and its media portray wasteful as cool. “Cheap and convenient” has been the consumer’s bottom line. In your social media, post memes and videos promoting conscious consumption and ways to conserve. Add comments that question mindless consumerism and waste. Make it cool to sweep your driveway with a broom than use an electric blower or a hose. Keep going! When you start using a spork (or whatever your next steps are) set your intention to build upon each one. It’s a complicated world and if we wait until conditions are ideal to act, we will never act. Do what you can, with as much integrity as possible, now. It may not be perfect, but it’s movement in the right direction. The planet, all those aboard,

and future generations thank you.

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Saving Our Resources by Miri Chamdi The subject of sustainability has been preoccupying my mind and my heart since a very young age. I was always the odd, annoying member of my family who would pick up all the paper plates, plastic cutleries and plastic bottles for recycling at the end of a family BBQ. I would recycle every little piece of paper, plastic, cardboard, glass and tin that entered my house. I switched all my light bulbs to their mercury-free efficient counterparts. I shop at second hand stores, compost any organic matter in my house, carefully calculating my daily drives so I would not drive any extra miles and emit extra CO2. I shortened my showers, only flushed the toilet after number 2, and cleaned my house with natural products. I try to shop for locally grown food as much as I can. I felt really good for taking responsibility for my impact on the planet. And when my son was born, very early on I explained to him about the aina (earth) and how important it is to take care of her. A few years ago, over a lunch of juicy grass-fed beef burger, I contemplated how much more I could do for the planet so my growing boy would have a decent place to call home. I got a very uncomfortable wake up call. I happened to cross upon some disturbing facts. I could not believe what I was reading, so I dug deeper. Everywhere I went on-line in regards to the subject, the same numbers came up. These are numbers most will not believe, but they were carefully calculated and confirmed by scientist and environmentalists alike. In fact, the United Nations came up with an in-depth report called “Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Consumption and

Production.” The report depicted two leading sources of environmental pressure; fossil fuels and animal agriculture with specific attention given to animal agriculture. The overall message in that report was that if we want to sustain our environment, “a substantial reduction of impacts would only be possible with a substantial world diet change away from animal products.” So let’s play with some numbers, just so we can begin to understand how easy it could be to be a responsible earthling. Let’s start with water consumption. One of the most common tips for being more efficient with water is to get a water saving shower head. The typical shower head emits five gallons of water per minute. That is cut in half when we use a water saving head. So let’s say you take a ten minute shower a day. With the water-efficient shower head, you will save 9,125 gallons per year. If you take a fifteen-minute shower every day, you will save 13,687.5 gallons per year. The average US citizen consumes 185 pounds of meat per year, of which 62.4 pounds of those come from cow. So every year, the average American uses 156,000 gallons of water for their beef consumption alone. If the average American citizen did not consume beef for a whole year, conservatively, they’d be saving 339,000 of gallons a year. Living Aloha




The average American also eats 632 pounds of dairy per Let’s move on to paper, or its raw material, trees. year. Every pound of dairy takes about 600 gallons of Everyone knows that using less paper is a great way to water to produce. Eliminating dairy for a year, one would save trees. Recycling the paper that we do use is another save 372,000 gallons of water. Adding those two together, way. Here are some more staggering numbers. On if the average American would eliminate beef and dairy average, one person uses between 5 and 8.51 forty footalone from their diet for an entire year, they would save long trees every year. If you recycle one ton of paper per approximately 719,100 gallons of water per year, that is 2,000 pounds of paper, you will be year. Hold on tight now! That is the same saving about 17 trees. To produce one pound save amount of water you’d be saving if you didn’t of beef it takes approximately 55 square feet water by shower at all for 53 years if you take a fifteenof rain forest which, depending on the area, eliminating minute shower, or 79 years if you take a is anywhere between 45 and 55 trees. So, if ten-minute shower. In fact, avoiding only you didn’t use any paper at all for an entire meat & dairy one pound of meat saves the same amount year, you’d be saving 8.51 trees at most. from your of water as if you didn’t take 100 showers. Whereas, if you avoid one pound of beef, you’d diet That’s three and half months of no showering be saving 45-55 trees! If you didn’t consume for avoiding only one pound of beef. Wrap any beef at all for that entire year, you’d be saving your mind around that one! Of course, I didn’t even 3,432 trees. These trees are cut down in order to create get into the amount of water it takes to produce other grazing grounds and to grow 70 percent of the world’s animal products, which is just as staggering, but I want grains in order to feed the 70 BILLION land animals raised to be precise. Beef and dairy consumption have the most for human consumption each year. Switching to grassenvironmental impact studies recorded. Even if you are fed meat will not solve the problem. In fact, land usage not the average American and even if your consumption for grass-fed animals is larger than their factory farmed involves grass-fed beef and dairy, you would still be counterparts. If everyone switched to grass-fed beef, we gobbling a whole lot of water. In fact, there are studies would need two planets in order to produce them. which show that grass-fed beef and dairy are even more impactful on the environment.


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Let’s move on to CO2 emission. We are told that CO2 emission is the largest sole contributor to climate change. We now know that methane gas (which is produced by the gastrointestinal gas emission of cattle and other grazing animals) is ten times more toxic than CO2. Environmentalists and scientists are only now beginning to understand the dire circumstances and impacts of methane gas emission from animal agriculture. I will grudgingly put this issue aside and focus on CO2 emission because the numbers there are clear, studied and well documented. Yet, let’s always keep in mind that methane gas emission is a real, accumulating disaster. We are told that if we switch to hybrid cars, we would not only save on gasoline money, but we’d be more environmentally responsible. Let’s break down the numbers. The average passenger car emits 5.1 tons of CO2 per year. Different hybrid cars have different CO2 emission impact. Let’s look at the most popular hybrid car, the Prius. By driving a Prius, you’d be saving 1.7 tons of CO2 emission per year. Animal agriculture alone emits 2,964 MILLION tons of CO2 each year. It is calculated that CO2 of the animal industry causes more CO2 emission per year than all the forms of transportation (cars, planes, boats, trains) on the planet combined! By not consuming beef for a year, you’d be saving 5.5 tons of CO2 emission for that year. In essence, you could drive 600 miles with the CO2 emission it takes to produce just one pound of beef.

Let’s bring a little more common sense and perspective into the super important topic of air sustainability. Take a deep breath and feel its essential life giving force. We all understand that without oxygen, there is no life to most of earth’s creatures. So, yeah. Oxygen is kind of important. The earth’s atmosphere, or the dry air in the atmosphere is composed mainly of nitrogen, argon and oxygen, in which oxygen makes up only 20% of the total mass of dry air. There are also trace gasses, some of which are the “greenhouse” gasses which are naturally occurring methane, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and ozone. There are other components, but let’s stick to the obvious ones. How does man’s activity change this fine balance? In a perfect world, plants and humans (and other animals as well) would have a symbiotic relationship. Man breathes in oxygen made by plants (you could look at the rainforests as the lungs of the earth) and releases carbon dioxide which plants thrive on and again turn into the oxygen which we need. Perfect right? Now, let’s look at reality. Remember the staggering numbers above about deforestation due to animal agriculture alone? Remember the numbers about CO2 emission from animal agriculture? We are changing the fine balance of the atmosphere with our actions. Too much CO2 (from animal agriculture and fossil fuels,) too much methane gas, not enough trees to turn a portion of that CO2 into oxygen(because we cut them down in an alarming rate,) and we got ourselves a vaporous soup of toxic air which we all breath every day. Not good, nor fun.

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And this is just the tip of the iceberg. I am not even going to touch the issues of nitrogen from fertilizers and feed production, the methane gas issue, the over 500 tons of fecal matter of these animals which penetrate our water and food systems, the antibiotics produced to keep these animals “healthy” and in turn making humans sick and which also create “super bacteria” which is resistant to any known antibiotics on the market, world hunger issues (we could feed our world’s hungry people 14 times with all the grain we grow to feed the animals we consume), the fact that if we continue the consumption of fish as we know it, the oceans will be empty by 2048, or the ethical issue of consuming animals. Don’t despair. There is some happy news. The interesting and most comforting fact is that by switching to a plant based diet, we could be the laziest, most effective environmentalist. The effect of our consumer power is much bigger than we think. If we don’t buy, they don’t produce and smart businesses will find out what we will buy, and produce that instead. I feel that we all must take responsibility for our consumption habits if we want to thrive as a species on this planet. This is not about saving the world, but saving us humans and caring for the aina so our children could continue to prosper. I have a feeling that mother earth will spit us out of here way before we could destroy her if we continue being irresponsible with our consumption habits. Sure, going plant based is not bulletproof, there will always be destructive impacts by the growing human population, but it could sure be the best choice to lessen and slow down the impact a thousand fold, or, based from what we just found out, several thousands fold.

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“SUSTAINABILITY” don’t fear the word!

by Rob Parsons A couple years ago, a Maui County Council member addressed the issue of establishing a new position proposed to address overall sustainability. “It’s kind of hard to define,” he suggested. “Sustainability can mean a lot of different things to different people.” I cringed as I sensed yet another delay in implementing an initiative passed as a Charter Amendment by 66% of voters in the 2012 election to add environmental protection and sustainability to the “powers, duties and functions of […] the Department of Environmental Management.” It was frustrating to hear “sustainability”—providing for current needs in ways that do not diminish future generations from enjoying the same quality of life, or benefitting from the same resources—relegated as anything less than a vital and urgent path for the future of Planet Earth.

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Sustainability also refers to viewing actions through a “triple bottom-line” of economy, environment and social impacts, rather than just doing financial accounting. Some have added a fourth element: culture, which is part of the definition in the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Master Plan, adopted in 2008:

The State’s first definition of sustainability A Hawai‘i that achieves the following: • R  espects the culture, character, beauty and history of our state’s island communities • S trikes a balance among economic, social and community, and environmental priorities • M  eets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs Why do we need to embrace sustainability efforts, you may ask? Because locally and globally, human impacts have put larger eco-systems, including our farmland, freshwater resources, oceans and atmosphere into dramatic decline. “The maximization of corporate profits as our economy’s highest priority is progressively destroying the interwoven fabric on which all life depends,” says author Joanna Macy. “Feedback from the biosphereclimatic disruptions and loss of forests, fisheries, and topsoil is revealing that our present economy is unsustainable. It indicates an urgent need to change the goals our system pursues and the values by which it measures its success.” Locally, that translates into a number of troubling trends. Global climate change has brought us more drought, unprecedented El Niño storms, erosion of our coastal highways and homesites, and coral bleaching shocking our keystone ocean eco-system. Socially, the incidence of homelessness has become epidemic, and no measure of legislative tweaks seems likely to shift the reality that Hawaii has become too expensive a place to live except for the very rich. Much has been spoken about the dollars that leave the local economy to import fuels and food, now estimated at around $4B each annually. It is believed that daily imports of food alone are 6 million pounds, to feed Hawaii’s 1.4 million residents and 8 million


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annual visitors. To evaluate the economic “bleeds” that could be supporting local food production and renewable energy ventures, one must conclude that it is imperative to reverse the trend of reliance upon shipped goods. Kelly and Bob King of Pacific Biodiesel have often stated that all sustainability is local, and the more local, the more sustainable. That mantra underscores that sustainability is not something that can generally be imported. For example, organic, bio-dynamic produce grown on the Mainland and shipped or flown to Hawaii (with a substantial carbon footprint) does not meet the triple bottom-line criteria for sustainability (even though it may be arguably better than some local options). If we are not acting sustainably, it is like writing checks on an overdrawn account. We can get away with it in the short term, but it will catch up with us. And at this point in the planet’s evolution, clearly it has done so.



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“To the Hawaiians, environment and culture was one in itself.” In a way, I do not fault the Council member who claimed that sustainability is hard to define. It is true the term has been hijacked, by developers claiming that adding a few “smart growth” elements makes their proposal “sustainable” overall, and by businesses stating their desire to remain “sustainable” long-term, which really means they want their profits to stay in the black. In this sense, it has been adopted as a “green-washing” marketing tool. Still, the efforts of our Maui County decision makers have been dismal overall. Mayor Alan Arakawa, to his credit, led the charge, proposing the Charter Commission amendment in 2011 that made its way to the ballot the following year, with the language somewhat diluted. But his then-Director of Dept. of Environmental Management (DEM) did him no favors, stating to County Council, “We’re not really environmental, we’re just Solid Waste and Wastewater [divisions].”

sustainability is linked to Hawaiian culture County Council passed a Fiscal Year 2014 budget request to reassign a vacant Recycling Specialist position description to Sustainability Coordinator. But the director never created a position description or recruited the job, and the following year the Budget Committee erased the position from the books, stating that it must not be important, because no effort was made to fill it. Three years have passed and the current budget proposal from the Mayor’s Office would support a Division of Environmental Management and Sustainability Division within the DEM. However, both Council and DEM believe that these efforts may be better housed in either the Mayor’s or Managing Director’s Office, which would entail yet another Charter Amendment. While Maui County has made minimal progress on sustainability initiatives, there is reason for hope. The University of Hawaii, Maui Campus (UHMC) has seen Living Aloha - MAUI




exponential growth in their Sustainable Science Management program. Once a 2-year study, SSM has grown to a full 4-year degree program, with close to a dozen graduates projected this spring. Hawaii Green Growth (HGG) has emerged over the last few years as the pre-eminent sustainability networking group and has brought in an impressive cross-sector group of volunteers to advance their efforts. Launched by former Nature Conservancy leader Audrey Newman of Molokai, and spearheaded by the first (and only) Hawaii Sustainability Coordinator Jackie Kozak-Thiel, HGG sought to assist in implementing the recommendations of the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan. Most notable is the Aloha + Challenge, signed by all 4 Mayors, 2 Governors, and the heads of UH and Office of Hawaiian Affairs, to set sustainability goals for 2030 or sooner in six different sectors: Clean Energy; Local Food; Natural Resource Management; Waste Reduction; Smart Sustainable Communities; and Green Workforce and Education.

each of us must be active participants

Hawaii Green Growth has been so successful in a few short years that they recently were recognized by the State Senate with a congratulatory resolution introduced by Sen. Mike Gabbard. Progressive cities like Portland, Seattle and Boulder, Colorado have made great strides in addressing sustainability, and offer many “how-to” recommendations on shifting our priorities. We can easily and quickly learn from their successes: • Lastly, this is an election year, and thus an opportunity to bring our most vital issues to the forefront. It is incumbent upon each of us who senses the urgency of shifting the status quo to step forward and participate in campaign forum discussions and debates. And to do that, many of us may need to step out of our comfort zones and complacency, and encourage others to do likewise. We must elect decision-makers who are well versed in the vocabulary and opportunities of sustainability, and are willing to carry it forward as their kuleana (responsibility) for truly living aloha. Each of us must be active participants, not merely spectators or cheerleaders. Sustainability, after all, is not something that is optional or a political choice; rather, it is an absolute imperative.

Let us join 

hands and do what must be done to achieve our vision.

35-year Maui resident and sustainability advocate Rob Parsons serves as the Maui County Environmental Coordinator, and is a member of the Hawaii State Environmental Council. His archive of more than 170 articles written on eco-topics can be found at


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Maui is Going Green

for a Sustainable Future We caught up with Gerry Dameron, co-founder and Trustee of the Go Green Culture Foundation which was launched in 2012. After 30 years as a Green entrepreneur in Boulder, Colorado, Gerry visited Maui in 2011 and fell in love with the island, the people, and the culture. Go Green is a collaborative hub group encouraging and coordinating with all of Maui’s environmental and economic development organizations. By collaboratively working through serious ecological and economic challenges, Go Green believes that Maui County can become a credible and enduring sustainable island culture in 10 years or less. Gerry sees the people of Maui coming together to shift our challenged local culture to one of long-range prosperity and ecological resilience.

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Go Green Culture Foundation LA: What made you want to move to Maui to do your sustainability work? GoGreen: I had been invited to Maui to participate in a conference back in 2011. In the month I visited, I fell deeply in love with the magical diversity of both the ecology and the people. It really felt like a melting pot of world cultures and a special one-of-a-kind island paradise all in one. After spending time in sacred places like Kipahulu, Ulupalakua, Makena, and Iao Valley, I knew that this was the place I wanted to be for the rest of my life. Right from the beginning, I felt Maui had what was necessary to build a grass roots sustainability movement that could restore and preserve this very special place for the future. Maui is truly a magical place. Many of us believe that the people of Maui are destined to come together now and work in consort to make Maui a sustainable 22

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paradise for the future. I often say that the spirit of King Kamehameha is back on Maui, but this time for a bloodless revolution uniting all of Maui’s people in a celebration of sustainability, resilience, and broad based prosperity. LA: What do you see as Maui’s key obstacles for becoming a sustainable showcase or an example for the world? And what is being done to overcome these obstacles? GoGreen: Well there are several challenges that are key to our sustainable future. The first is the issue of energy. For a very long time, Hawaii has been importing about $5 billion worth of oil, fuel oil, and gasoline every year. That’s $100 billion over 20 years. The cost of imported fossil fuels is economically burdensome


to every person and company in Hawaii. Our citizens’ money goes right out of state for this ecologically damaging and unsustainable commodity. The solution is to shift our energy infrastructure to abundant, cheaper, and locally available natural energy resources like solar and wind power. We have plenty of both here on Maui and throughout Hawaii. And new energy storage technologies are helping to make renewable power more reliable and more dispatchable. In 2011 the state was burning fossil fuels for 93% of our state’s power. The citizens of Hawaii paid the highest rates for electricity of any state in the country, sometimes at 300% to 400% higher than Mainland locations. But several forwardleaning government officials and activists saw a better way for renewable power, which could lower our cost of living and improve our environmental quality too.

After speaking on the benefits of a 100% renewably powered Hawaii at several regional energy conferences, I found several like-minded energy professionals who shared my vision for a 100% renewable Maui and Hawaii. In December of 2011, four of us went to Mike Gabbard and Chris Lee in the Honolulu legislature and gave them our draft legislation to mandate by law for the utilities to shift from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy. Both Mike and Chris were highly enthusiastic about our proposed legislation, which was written by Erik Kvam, the lead attorney at Hawaii Energy Law on Oahu. After a 3 year battle, in which both Mike and Chris demonstrated inspired and determined PONO leadership in our state legislature, and with help from many other NGO’s like Blue Planet Foundation, we prevailed. In June of 2015 Governor Ige signed the bill making Hawaii the first state in the country to be mandated to go to 100% renewable power over the coming 3 decades. Amazingly, the shift was started by 4 individuals who were told repeatedly that their idea for a 100% renewable powered Hawaii was a complete pipe dream. Just shows what some inspired citizens working collaboratively with others can get accomplished. Now, people all over the state have jumped on the bandwagon and many believe we can actually achieve the 100% mandate in 12 to 15 years rather than in 30 years. The 100% renewable law is leading to thousands of new Green Collar Jobs in the state as well. This is an example of how a serious and costly problem that has persisted for 100 years can be turned around by the actions of activated and unified citizens, with some important leadership from inspired Pono legislators, in a very short period of time.

LA: How are we doing now for the shift to renewable energy? GoGreen: All the islands are working on plans to move forward on the 100% goal. Maui is already now at 38% renewables with 3 wind farms and more solar being added to our grid system every year. We expect that our citizens’ energy bills may fall as much as 15% to 20% as we bring Maui around to clean, green, and sustainable wind and solar. This is a great example of how Maui is taking on serious sustainability challenges and turning them into transformative success. LA: Where else do you see as Maui’s most serious economic and ecological challenges and how can they be shifted towards positive change? GoGreen: The second biggest challenge many people are seeing on our islands is the challenge of local vs. imported food. Maui County, like all of Hawaii, is currently importing about 80% to 90% of all our food from off island via cargo ships and planes. This is not only very expensive to ship our food thousands of miles, but it is highly perilous to our people and our economy. People are starting to talk a lot about food security, imported food risk, and food sovereignty. Just imagine what would happen if there was some kind of disaster in California that stopped the cargo ships from arriving for a month. The grocery store shelves here on Maui would be empty in a week and we would be in serious trouble. The solution is clear to many people. Maui has a 12 month growing

season, plenty of water, and in many areas great volcanic soil. So we have a profound opportunity to make Maui secure by having us grow 90% or more of our own food. Healthy, fresh, locally grown organic food can be grown right here on Maui at lower costs to feed our citizens. Unfortunately, the corporate plantation owners have been using thousands and thousands of pounds of damaging chemicals, like the chemical ingredient glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup, which has recently been labeled as a dangerous carcinogenic agent by the World Health Organization. These chemical fertilizers and pesticides have been sprayed and applied to our central Maui lands for decades now, going into our air, our soil, down into our water supplies, and out into the oceans. This massive and consistent destruction of the natural microbes in the soil has been in play for decades. The good news is that organic agriculture experts from around the world have discovered through testing and trials that land in chemically destroyed agricultural tracts can be fully restored and regenerated in a matter of a few years with a well-planned planting regimen. Certain crops can actually draw the chemical compounds out of the soil and regenerate the microbes, rhizomes, and nutrients that lead to full organic soil recovery. The activated group of citizens in COFI want to reclaim these lands for organic food production. A citizen committee would coordinate the management of the lands for the future so that local organic farmers could use the land, at low cost, to produce safe, healthy and lowercost organic food for all our Maui citizens. This is a highly innovative plan that could help us achieve 90%

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or greater local food sovereignty on Maui within 10 years or less. The diversified organic agriculture will provide over 300% more jobs in the designated lands than the sugarcane farming of the past. You can see that these kinds of innovative programs and projects can turn around 100 years of problems in a very short time. It takes people working together to do what’s smart for all our citizens, not just what is profit-focused for a couple big corporations. LA: What are other major challenges that Go Green sees for Maui’s future of sustainability? GoGreen: More big challenges are being transformed through workable new solutions. Restoration of our ocean health is a key issue, with the increased serious pollution of our near-shore ocean areas from chemical agricultural runoff and from the polluting or our water table and our oceans with the injection wells off of Kaanapali and Kihei. You may have read with alarm, as so many of us did, the March 17 article in Maui Time describing how our county has now been fined around $100 million by the EPA for illegally pumping partially-processed poop into our ground water and into the oceans. The EPA found that levels of chemical, turbidity, or poop pollution in Kihei were over 65 times higher than the EPA’s maximum allowable levels. This is not only shocking and upsetting, but if and when our tourists learn about our county polluting our oceans like this, it could have a catastrophic negative impact on our tourist industry. We need to come together and take action to reverse this trend. I am confident we can find good solutions. LA: Now the good news? What else is happening in sustainable action on Maui? GoGreen: Another issue that has attracted citizen and government attention is in the area of Green Transportation. The County has done a pretty good job by bringing in Hitachi to work with the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) to do the JumpSmart Maui program. This program is offering citizen volunteers the opportunity to charge up their zero-tailpipe-emissions electric vehicles (EV’s) at low cost by using a growing number of fast-charging stations around the island. An EV can charge up in 20 to 30 minutes. This is encouraging expansion of electric vehicles and EV charging infrastructure. EV transportation is smart. EV’s cost about 75% less to run

per mile as a gasoline car. About 40% of our state’s carbon output and pollution comes from gasoline and diesel based transportation. So, as we shift to clean and nonpolluting renewable energy, electric vehicles make more and more sense every year, reducing the pollution and costs from use of fossil fuels for driving. EV’s can be a huge part of the future of sustainable transportation since the vehicles are quiet, reliable, create zero tailpipe emissions, and like I said before are much much cheaper to drive. With an electric car, there is also almost zero maintenance costs – no oil changes, no engine tune ups, no broken down engines, water pumps, radiators, etc. EV’s are going to be a big part of Maui’s sustainable future.

LA: Thank you for all you are doing to promote a more sustainable future for Maui. Anything you would like to offer to our Maui citizens as encouragement or direction as to what they can do to help join the sustainability revolution on Maui? GoGreen: Thanks Carlos. We are seeing so many exciting opportunities to turn around the kinds of long term problems that many people thought would be unsolvable for another 50 or 100 years. It is exciting. I encourage all citizens to devote just 3 hours a week to get involved with one of the many sustainability and environmental organizations that are active on Maui. If you don’t have much time, then donate $20, $50 or $100. If you do have time,

get involved for that 3 hours a week. Go to some meetings. You may find how enjoyable it is to meet other activated citizens and to work together with others to make positive change happen here on Maui. They are smart, they care about the aina and they care about each other.

To learn more about Go Green’s book project, Sustainability Summit, Eco Village of the Future and how you can volunteer go to:

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There are dozens of organizations doing great work for the environment on Maui.

Here’s a list of 8 to start with. Sierra Club Maui – The oldest conservation organization in the US has a great local Maui chapter that organizes local hikes and educates people on regional preservation of our ecological treasures. HILT and HCLT – Hawaii Island Land Trust and Hawaii Coastal Land Trust, founded 25 years ago and supported by people like Hugh Starr, Dale Bonar, and Larry Stevens does great work helping to preserve sensitive and important ecological lands across Maui County.

Hawai’i Farmers Union United (HFUU) – Hawai’i Farmers Union United is a strong statewide organization supporting family farms and cooperative natural and organic farming on Maui and throughout the islands. With 9 chapters across the state and over 400 members on Maui alone, chapters meet once a month to share the fruits of their labor via an organic potluck, present brilliant local speakers that blend old and new scientific approaches to regenerative agriculture.

Maui Tomorrow – Maui Tomorrow has been a thoughtful and active voice Hawaii Indigenous Natural for sensible planning for the future of Agriculture (HINA) – Founded by one Maui.They recently sponsored a brilliant of our most dedicated Hawaiian cultural report presenting what might be possible, leaders and natural farming educators, profitable and Pono for a permaculture Alika Atay. The organization seeks to teach ag park to be implemented on Maui’s old and support the new generation of natural, sugarcane lands. Check out the report put organic and indigenous agriculturalists. Alika together by local permaculture expert, Jenny shows young people how they can make a Pell, and others on MT’s web site. very good career for themselves implement- ing the best of ancient and modern organic natural farming methods.

Community Organic Farmland Initiative (COFI) – Local action group organizing a citizen’s referendum to buy 27,000 to 35,000 acres back from the HC&S. The land would be converted into citizen or County control and management so after140 years of pollution, it can be ecologically restored to its natural state to support future long term, lower-cost organic food production for Maui’s citizens. They are collecting 10,000 signatures by the April 17th for the first turn in and a second 10,000 supplemental signatures will be needed by June 1st for the second and final turn-in date. This can put the issue on the ballot this coming November. For information on how to sign the petition, or help get more signatures from your neighbors and friends go to:

Coral Reef Alliance – Uniting communities to save coral reefs, this Maui and Hawai’i Island organization works to protect our precious near-island ocean waters with sound land use stewardship. CORAL works to reduce sources of land based pollution like storm water runoff, by mixing respect for traditional Hawaiian stewardship with modern science to test and protect the quality of our shores and near shore oceans. Our tourism industry depends on healthy oceans. Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) – the MEDB is involved in numerous dynamic and important programs to stimulate responsible future economic development for Maui County. They are the founders and sponsors of the annual Maui Energy Conference, and they are behind the important Maui JumpSmart electric vehicle program. Contact them at

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Kihei Community Yoga 1847 S. Kihei Rd. #103 Kihei, HI 96753 808-269-2794 •

UPCOUNTRY/EAST MAUI Mangala Yoga - Makawao 1170 Makawao Ave, Unit 1 Makawao, HI 96768 808-359-2252 •

Maui Yoga Path 2960 S. Kihei Rd. in Kihei 808-874-5545 •

Mangala Yoga - Haiku 880 Kokomo Ave. Ste. 126 Haiku, Hi 96708 808-359-2252 •

Yoga Shala - Wailea 34 Wailea Gateway Pl. A-208 Wailea, HI 96753 808-283-4123 •

Mesh Yoga 161 Hana Hwy., Paia, HI 96779 808-868-0252 •

Maui Hot Yoga & Kickboxing 115 E Lipoa St., Kihei, HI 96753 808-463-8811 •

Yoga Awareness at Temple of Peace 575 Haiku Rd., Haiku, HI 808-575-5220 •

Integral Yoga Meenakshi Angel Honig 808-573-1414 •

Infusion Yoga 71 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI 96779 808- 269-6679 •

WEST SIDE Body In Balance Yoga, Pilates, Barre, TRX 142 Kupuohi St. #F2 Lahaina, HI 96761 808-661-1116 •

Maui Yoga Shala - Paia 381 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI 96779 808-283-4123 •

Bikram Yoga 845 Waine’e Street #204 Lahaina, HI 96761

Om Maui 95 Makawao Ave. Makawao, HI 96768 808-573-5666 • Maya Yoga in Huelo 808-268-9426

Island Spirit Yoga 840 Wainee St. Lahaina, HI 96761 808-667-2111 •

Wisdom Flow Yoga Jennifer Lynn 808-268-4095 •

Maluhia Paloma Beach and home sessions offered 808-489-6303 CENTRAL MAUI Body Alive Yoga 1995 Main St., 2nd Fl, Wailuku, HI 96793 808-987-1928 •


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Afterglow Yoga 1942 Main St., Wailuku, HI 96793 808-268-9723 •


Bikram Yoga Kahului 251 Lalo St. Suite A2 Kahului, HI 96732 808-872-2402 • Anahata Yoga Annette Davidsson 808-359-3181 • Christine Wilkinson Yoga Therapeutics Wailuku, HI 96793 603-203-0102 • KIRTAN Yoga Shala Sacred Sounds Music –Kirtan Fridays at 7pm - Free 381 Baldwin Ave • Paia, HI 96779 808-283-4123 Temple of Peace Tuesdays at 7pm – Kirtan/Chanting Followed by vegetarian potluck 575 Haiku Rd., Haiku, HI 808-575-5220 • NIA Jennifer Loftus holistic Practitioners David Klein, Ph.D, Naturorthopathic Doctor Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Centers Haiku, Maui, Hawaii • 808-572-0861

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Enlighten Up Massage and Sound Table Adrian Blackhurst 808-463-5856 • Amulya Bodden, MS, LMT Amulya Healing Arts Blending powerful and diverse healing modalities with a holistic and balanced approach. 808-446-0075 • The Maui School of Therapeutic Massage 808-572-1888 •

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Maui Rolfer - Josh Froberg • 808-757-1125 North Shore Chiropractic Drew Farrior, DC 16 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI 96779 808-579-9134 Lomi Lomi Massage Tanmayo N. Brown 808-283-6888 • Table Massage/Nutrition Ethan Sisser • 808-633-6609

Patricia Medina. LMT Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork 808-495-5454

Len Jacoby, L.Ac Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Herbs 808-662-4808

Dr. Michael Pierner Chiropractic Care 808-875-4357

Reiki Natural Healing Treatments & Trainings Jenna Keck, Reiki Master 408-621-4102 •

Shalandra Abbey Reiki Master, Author 808-280-7704 •

Reiki Maui HI - Patricia Gould 808-281-9001


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Thai Body Work - Adrian Avocado 650-490-6342 •

Kapalua Spa 808-665-8282 •

Fatima Negron Massage Therapy Lomi lomi, Relaxation, Deep Tissue 808-385-7757

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Carol A. Phelan Bodywork 169 Ma’a St. • Wailuku, HI 808-938-7084

Ho’omana Spa Maui 808-573-8256 •

Zensations Spa 808-669-0100 •

Joanne Green Therapeutic Massage 808-344-9344

Galan Sports Chiropractic & Massage 808-344-5066

Doucette Chriropractic & Kinesiology 808-893-2427

Hale Ho’ola Haleakala Maui Bodyworks/Syntropy Neuromuscular Integration Hanne Johanna Holland, LMT 808-280-2949 •

Studio Chiropractic Dr. Kourtney Knox 808-575-5483 Reiki and Cranioasacral Lucia Maya • 808-866-8246

SOUTH SIDE Medical & Sports Massage Therapy - Steve Dollahite National Board Certified 808-298-1636 •

Hands of Light - Coreena 808-268-6807

Maui Mobile Reiki Energy Spa 808-212-3248 •

Heavenly Pivot Acupuncture Naya Cheung Rice 808-633-1753 •

Watsu and Massage Brenda M. Martin 808-269-4337 •

Sarah Thompson Intuitive Healing Maui 808-250-8452

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Fabian Physical Therapy Erika Fabian 95 Lono St., #202 - Kahului 808-872-3333 •

Healing Hands Chiropractic of Maui Anthony Jayswal, D.C. 808-662-4476

Christine Wilkinson Karuna Reiki Master Wailuku, HI 96793 603-203-0102

Complete Chiropractic & Massage Richard Sargent, D.C. 808-268-1277

Jeffrey A. Tice, L.Ac Acupuncture 808-281-2727 • Karine Villemure - Massage Therapy and Clinical Skin Care 808-298-9512

Ocean LightForce Chiropractic Maui 808-419-6450

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Wailuku Health Center Andrew M. Janssen, DC Chiropractor 808-572-5599

Malama Healing Arts CenterMassage Therapy & School 808-579-8525 •

Erin L. Elster, DC - Chiropractor 808-866-6551 •

Sabai Massage School 808-463-7734 •

Sabai Massage Therapy 808-463-7734 •

Ho’omana Spa Maui 808-573-8256 •

Roth Chiropractic 808-244-0312

The Maui School of Therapeutic Massage 808-572-1888 •

Homeopathy Maui Homeopathy Hana, HI • 808-248-7568

MAUI RETREAT CENTERS Heart Path Journeys 470 Kaluanui Rd. • Makawao, HI 808-243-7284 •

Naturopaths Dr. Marsha Lowery ND (Upcountry & Central locations) 1135 Makawao Ave., Ste 101 Makawao, HI 96768 808-633-8177 •

Lumeria Maui Retreat Center 1813 Baldwin Ave. • Makawao, HI 855-579-8877 •

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Temple of Peace Spa 575 Haiku Rd., Haiku, HI 808-575-5220

Dr. Bonnie Marsh, ND 905 Kokomo Rd. • Haiku, HI 96708 808-575-2242

Nonduality Meditation Retreats in Hana 808-250-3342 •

Dr. Nancy Lins, N.D. Naturopathic Physician 808-667-9554 •

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The Pole Room 142 Kupuohi St, F2 • Lahaina, HI 96761 808.283.2606 •

Ala Kukui 4224 Hana Hwy in Hana - 808-248-7841

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Choice Health Bar 1087 Limahana Pl. • Lahaina, HI 96761 808-661-7711 •

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The Original Organic Makawao Farmer’s Market Wednesdays: 8 AM to 1 PM EBT Accepted • 808-419-1570 Waipuna Chapel 17 Omaopio Rd., Kula, HI 96790 On Kula Hwy at Omaopio Rd.


Maka By Mana 115 Baldwin Ave. • Paia, HI 96779 808-579-9125 •

Liz Selva Wellness Guidance & Vegan and Raw Food Chef for Health 808-740-3440 •

Down To Earth Market 305 Dairy Rd. • Kahului, HI 96732 808-877-2661 •

Macro Vida Maui Holistic, Macrobiotic custom meals made fresh in your home 212-300-5914 •

Farmacy 12 Market St. • Wailuku, HI • 808-866-4312

Mana Foods 49 Baldwin Ave. – Paia 808-579-8078 •

Farmacy - Pukalani 55 Pukalani St., Ste 11 • Makawao, HI 96768 808-868-0443

Hawaiian Moons 2411 South Kihei Road, Kihei 808-875-4356 •

Maui Kombucha 810 Kokomo Rd #136 • Haiku, HI 96708 808-575-5233 •

Alive & Well 340 Hana Hwy. – Kahului 808-877-4950

Veg-Out 810 Kokomo Rd. • Haiku 96708 808-575-5320 •

Farmers Market 3636 Lower Honoapiilani Lahaina, HI 96761 • 808-669-7004

One Love Café 381 Baldwin Ave. • Paia, HI 96779 808-280-9019 •

Down To Earth Market 305 Dairy Rd. - Kahului, HI 96732 808-877-2661 •

Farmers Market 3636 Lower Honoapiilani Rd. Lahaina, HI 96761 • 808-669-7004

Whole Foods Market 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave.-Kahului, HI 96732 808-872-3310 •

Kula Fields Produce Delivery 808-280-2099 •


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Upcountry Farmers Market Saturdays: 7AM to 11AM Kulamalu Town Center 55 Kiopaa St. in Pukalani Kahului Farmers Market Saturdays: 7 AM to 1 PM 310 W Ka’ahumanu Ave. Kahului 808-244-3100 Kihei Farmers Market Saturdays: 8:30 AM to 11 AM 95 Lipoa St.– Kihei • 808-357-4564 Makawao Farmers Market Wednesdays: 10 AM to 5 PM 3654 Baldwin Ave. - Makawao Honokowai Farmers Market Mon/Wed/Fri 7 AM to 11 AM 3636 Lower Honoapi’ilani Lahaina 808-669-7004 Hana Fresh Farmers Market Mondays: 3 PM to 6 PM Thursdays: 11 AM to 3 PM 4590 Hana Highway in Hana Napili Farmers Market Wednesdays: 8 to 11 AM 4900 Honapiilani Hwy-Napili 808-633-5060





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Organic Farmers Gerry Ross Organic Farmer/Consultant kupaafarms.og • 808-876-0678 Coconut Care Coconut Harvesting Ryan Burden Climber, Planter, Educator Coconut Care Pono Coconuts Hogan - 808-419-8977 Coconut Harvesting John Dillon - 808-419-8998 Financial Services

Wellness & Healthy Living Directory Pacific Primate Sanctuary 808-572-8089 •

Community Groups Vegetarian Society of Hawaii PO Box 23208 - Honolulu, HI 96823-3208 808-944-8344 • Hawaii Farmers Union United - Bill Greenleaf 808-283-5417 •

Alternative Education Bodhi School - Lindy Shapiro PO Box 791481 - Paia, HI 96779 207-730-1230

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Dragon’s Den Herb Store 3681 Baldwin Ave. - Makawao, HI 96768 808-572-2424

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Haleakala Waldorf School 4160 Lower Kula Rd. - Kula, HI 96790 808-878-2511 • eco-car rentals

BooBoo Zoo East Maui Animal Refuge 25 Maluaina Place in Haiku 808-572-8308 • West Maui Animal Clinic 232 Lahainaluna Rd. • 808-662-0099

Financial Services for Farmers Farm Credit of Hawaii PO Box 31306 - Honolulu, HI 96820 808-836-8009

Montessori School 2933 Baldwin Ave. - Makawao, HI 96768 808-573-0374 •

Reiki for Animals by Dung Le 805-377-4395

Bio-Beetle 55 Amala Place - Kahului, HI 96732 808-873-6121 • Permaculture/Landscape Design Discovery Gardens Permaculture/Landscape Design & Consultation 360-385-4313 •

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Banyan Tree Sanctuary by Dung Le

A Paradise of Peacefulness on The Big Island of Hawaii If you are looking for an incredibly peaceful and audaciously creative retreat where you can experience a sustainable community vibe and go home feeling completely revitalized, then Banyan Tree Sanctuary is the place. Overlooking the shoreline of the Kailua Kona coast, you are on sacred grounds and in close proximity to a large lava tube known as Great Mother Cave, perfect for meditation and ceremony. A vacation rental and retreat center, Banyan Tree Sanctuary offers natural healing activities involving yoga, massage, dance, art therapy, transformational live music, chi gong, breath-work, and a walking labyrinth. Abundant with 38 varieties of exotic, tropical fruits and a breath-taking organic garden, quests get to enjoy the natural foods and take classes in healthy cooking and nutrition. On site is a frisbee golf course surrounded by native Hawaiian plants and flowers, a saltwater chlorinefree pool and jacuzzi, and an infrared sauna you won’t want to miss. Featuring garden views and unique decor, rooms at the Banyan Tree Sanctuary are uniquely furnished with 34

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Hawaiian accents. Some rooms boast spectacular ocean views, an indoor-outdoor feeling with screened walls, or a covered balcony. The linens are of quality and always clean, as are all the common areas. The tone for your experience is set with the sign “Place of Meditation”, seen as you enter the property. Banyan Tree Sanctuary is a place to further your joy and rediscover your inner child. It is a place of natural healing and transformation. You will feel alive! MAY–JUNE 2016

Banyan Tree Sanctuary is a vegan’s paradise. The creators are 100% vegan and encourage guests to engage in a vegan diet while staying there. Having the most harmonious relationship with the earth, many guests have been so moved by their experience that they continue to eat a vegan style diet at home. The three partners and stewards of the land, Maggie Dancer, Benjamynn Marantz, and Rae H. George, have been in partnership for over four years. They have created a holistic and sustainable model of living peacefully with a light carbon footprint and giving back as much as possible to the aina (land). They have incorporated composting, gray water, catchment, use of recycled materials, solar power, and of course, recycling and upcycling. Even their shared vehicle is a hybrid Prius with the license plate “MOTHER”.

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Under The Bodhi Tree Sustainably Minded Restaurant Sustainability is on the rise in businesses and restaurants, and vegetarian/vegan oasis Under the Bodhi Tree, located on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, is no exception. Check out how this busy fast-casual restaurant’s sustainability practices can be applied in your own home and/or business.

Compost your food scraps. If you don’t garden, it should be easy to find someone who would appreciate the gift of “black gold”. Under the Bodhi Tree produces 25lb of compost material every day, which goes out to farmers in Kohala who in turn bring them organic Nam Wah bananas and fresh coconuts. The restaurant also saves cuttings and seeds for vendors and guests; don’t underestimate how grateful your green-thumbed friend might be for that pineapple top or avocado pit you would otherwise throw away!

2 Don’t assume that quality local produce is too expensive or difficult to obtain. Consider buying a CSA box and get supplied weekly with a great variety of organic produce at a reasonable price. Under the Bodhi Tree is one of the pickup spots on the Kohala Coast for Adaptations’ “Fresh Feast” boxes (available at

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3 Reduce the use of one-time plastics by investing in reusable containers. Some restaurants like Under the Bodhi give a discount on refillable drinks like HI Kombucha to guests who bring in their own bottles, and many stores offer discounts to customers who bring their own bags. Also consider the myriad of sustainable products available that are both stylish and functional, such as glass drinking straws or stainless steel drink flasks.

4 Consider using recycled building supplies for your next DIY project. Under the Bodhi Tree’s paint and wood stain comes from Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Kona, and their accent wall is made of reclaimed pallets from neighboring businesses. There are some great high quality options in your local ReStore ( for a fraction of the full price, so you can save money while avoiding the bigger footprint of a retail product!

Stephen Rouelle – Chef/Owner of Under The Bodhi Tree Restaurant, a Vegetarian, vegan, raw restaurant at the Shops at Mauna Lani on the Big Island of Hawaii. Serving local food that’s organic & sustainable. Born in Montpelier, Vt.; he attended Central Vermont Vocational School and Johnson and Wales University for culinary studies. He has worked at hotels in Ohio and at Mauna Lani for many years. Stephen has a blog at

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Kohala Ulu Chips from Under the Bodhi Tree’s chef, Stephen Rouelle chips

Marinade 1/2 cup cold pressed organic coconut oil 1 rangpur lime juiced 1 teaspoon Spicy Ninja Sauce 1/4 teaspoon Paradise Sea Salt, Magma flavor 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper

1: peel Ulu (firm) 2: cut into quarters 3: slice thin using mandolin 4: dip into marinade (recipe to right) 5: crack salt and pepper and dehydrate for 24 hours 6: serve with a side of Spicy Ninja Sauce and enjoy!

1: mix all ingredients in a large bowl 2: stir well 3: done

Local, conscious ingredients: Spicy Ninja Sauce,, Kapaau Hawaii • Paradise Sea Salt,, Kapaau Hawaii Rangpur Limes,, Kohala Hawaii • Ulu (breadfruit), Anthony and Anita, awesome local farmers, Kohala Hawaii


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upcoming events Master Intuitive Healer Training with Denise LaBarre

Tribal Drum & Dance Party with Monkeys With Drums and Special Guests

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Vegetarian Society of Hawaii Presents: “The Meaning of Food – What it Means to Be an Eater in the 21st Century” Honolulu, Oahu – 7pm Maui - 7pm (location not yet confirmed – please call: 808-385-2790) Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse - 404 Kapahulu Ave.

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JUNE 14th – (Tuesday)

Miyoko Schinner explores the role food has played through evolution in terms of its social implications, where it is going, and how abundant food choices today translate into opportunities for individuals to exercise, and how veganism represents the most powerful choice for people in terms of impacting their own health, the environment, and the lives of others on this planet. Miyoko is also the founder of Miyoko’s artisan vegan cheese company whose innovative exotic flavors and a new vegan butter will change many peoples desire for dairy. For more info, email or call 808-385-2790

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PAGES of the big island of hawaii Living Love Yoga & Health 15-2874 Pahoa Village Rd. Pāhoa, HI 96778 808-965-0108 •

Aloha Massage Academy Angela Lestee, LMT 808-937-6019 Glow Raw Skin Spa 75-5782 Kuakini Hwy., Suite 3A Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 702-218-4930 •


Yoga Hale 74-5583 Luhia St. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 808-326-9642 • Yoganics Hawaii 79-7401 Suite B., Mamalahoa Hwy. Kainaliu, HI 96750 808-322-0714 • HILO/EAST hawaii Yoga Centered 37 Waianuenue, Hilo, HI 96720 808-934-7233 • Kalani Yoga/Retreat Center 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Rd. Pahoa, HI 96778 808-965-7828 •


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Hilo Acupuncture Center 166 Kilauea, Hilo HI 96720 808-969-7722


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kailua-KONA/WEST hawaii Muscular Massage Therapy of Kona 808-443-7916

BIG ISLAND MASSAGE SCHOOLS Aloha Massage Academy Angela Lestee, LMT 808-937-6019

Island Spirit Healing Center & Day Spa at Pualani Terrace 81-6587 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kealakekua, HI 96750 808-769-5212 Club Rehab Physical Therapy 75-5699 Kopiko Street, Kailua-Kona, HI (808) 329-7744 • Mamalahoa Hot Tubs & Massage 81-1016 St John’s Rd. Kealakekua, HI 96750 808-323-2288

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Big Island Academy of Massage Nancy Kahalewai 808-969-7676 • Hawaii Massage School at Kalani Richard Koob 808-965-7828 • Island Spirit School of Massage Christine A. Bevis 808-936-1626


NATURAL FOOD MARKETS kailua-KONA/WEST hawaii Island Naturals Market and Deli 74-5487 Kaiwi Street Kailua-Kona 96740 808-326-1122 • Choice Mart 82-6066 Mamalahoa Hwy. Captain Cook, HI 96704 808-323-3994 • Kona Natural Foods Healthways II Parker Ranch Shopping Ctr 67-1135 Mamalahoa Hwy., F-137 Kamuala, HI 96743 808-885-6775 •


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HILO/EAST hawaii Island Naturals Market and Deli Hilo Shopping Center 1221 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, HI 96720 808-935-5533 • Island Naturals Market and Deli 15-1870 Akeakamai Loop, Pahoa 96778 808-965-8322 • Abundant Life Natural Foods 292 Kamehameha, Hilo, HI 96720 808-935-7411 VEGAN•VEGETARIAN•RAW FOOD RESTAURANTS kailua-KONA/WEST hawaii ‘Ai Pono 100% Vegan 75-5813 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 808-331-1122 • Under the Bodhi Tree Raw, Vegetarian & Vegan In Shops at Mauna Lani 68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr. Kamuela, HI 808-895-2053 • Cafe Ono 19-3834 Old Volcano Rd. • Volcano Village, Hawaii 96785 808-985-8979 • Sweet Potato Kitchen and Take Out 55-3406 Akoni Pule Hwy, Hawi 96719 808-345-7300 •

Basik Acai 75-5831 Kahakai Rd, Kailua Kona 96740 808-238-0184 • Sea DandeLion Cafe and Awa Bar 45-3590 Mamane St, Honokaa 96727 802-765-0292 • Phresh Cleanses 79-7411 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kealakekua 808-443-9984 • HILO/EAST hawaii Sweet Cane Café 1472 Kilauea Ave, Hilo 96720 808-934-0002 • Prabha’s Indian Restaurant 239 Keawe St, Hilo 96720 808-640-1554 • VEGAN & VEGETARIAN CHEFS • CATERING Chef Stephen Rouelle Vegetarian / Raw / Vegan Chef 808-895-2053 • Cafe Ono’s Ira Ono Organic Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free 808-985-8979 • SuperFood Chef Todd Dacey Plant based mentoring, classes and cooking demos 424-245-6786 •

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Ka’u (Na’ahelu) Farmers Market Wednesdays and Saturdays: 8 AM to 12 Noon 95-5673 Mamalahoa Highway, Naalehu

South Kona Green Market Sundays: 9 AM to 2 PM 82-6188 Mamalahoa Highway Mile marker 110 in Captain Cook 808-328-8797 •

Hilo’s Farmers Market Wednesdays and Saturdays: 6 AM to 4 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays: 7 AM to 4 PM Corner of Mamo St. and Kamehameha Ave. 808-933-1000 •

Keauhou Farmers Market Saturdays: 8 AM to 12 Noon Keauhou Shopping Center 78-6831 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 808-324-6011 •

Maku’u Farmers Market Sundays: 8 AM to 2 PM 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Rd, Pahoa 808-896-5537

Ho’oulu Farmers Market Wednesdays: 9 AM to 2 PM At the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa 78-128 Ehukai Street. Kona 808-930-4900 •

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Waimea Farmers Market Saturdays 7 AM to 12 Noon 67-1229 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kamuela, HI 96743 808-333-2165 • Hawi Farmers Market Saturdays: 8 AM to 2 PM Tuesdays: 12 Noon to 5 PM Under the Banyan Trees in Hawi Corner Akoni Pule Highway (270) & Hawi Road 808-333-7963 •

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Thai Aloha Massage 94-366 Pupupani St. #206 B Waipahu, HI 96797 808-953-5074

Umeke Market 1001 Bishop St. #110, Honolulu, HI 96813 808-522-7377

HMR Massage 402 Uluniu St. Suite. 404 Kailua, HI 96734 808-780-2351

Down to Earth Organic & Natural 201 Hamakua Dr., Kailua, HI 96734 808-262-3838


Mindful Body Acupuncture 415 Uluniu St., Suite A, Kailua HI 96734 808-262-2223

Impact Fitness & Dance 2106 Lauwiliwili St., Kapolei, 96707 808-674-9642

Down to Earth Organic & Natural 98-129 Kaonohi St., Aiea, HI 96701 808-488-1375

North Shore Sports Therapy Massage 66-935 Kaukonahua Road, Suite 203 Waialua, HI 96791 808-778-8443

Anytime Fitness 563 Farrington Hwy. Unit 203 Kapolei HI 96707 808-343-6791 •

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Nori Kohana 44 Kainehe St., Kailua, HI 96734 808-262-0027 •

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Haleiwa Chiropractic Clinic, Inc. 66-560 Kamehameha Hwy., Ste. 5 Haleiwa, HI 96712 808-637-9752 •

Kokua Market Natural Foods 2643 S King St., Honolulu, HI 96826 808-941-1922

North Shore Therapeutic Massage 62-620 B Kamehameha Hwy. Haleiwa, HI 96712 808-637-4277 •

Vim n’ Vigor Foods 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. # 1014, Honolulu, HI 96814 808-955-3600


Source Natural Foods 32 Kainehe St., Kailua, HI 96734 808-262-5604

VEGAN•VEGETARIAN•RAW FOOD RESTAURANTS Simple Joy Vegetarian 1145 S King St. #B, Honolulu, HI 96814 808-591-9919 •

Veggie Star Natural Foods 417 Natural St., Honolulu, HI 96815 808-922-9568


Loving Hut 1614 S King St., Honolulu, HI 96826 808-373-6465 •

Ruffage Natural Foods 2443 Kuhio Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815 808-922-2042 OAHU MASSAGE SCHOOLS Hawaii Healing Arts College 808-266-2468 • Amita Holistic Spa 563 Farrington Hwy., Unit 203 Kapolei, HI 96707 808-693-8882 • Hawaii Massage Academy 1750 Kalakua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826 808-955-4555 Elite Massage Academy 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. #1014 Honolulu HI 96814 808-382-9505 •

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Peace Cafe 2239 S King St., Honolulu, HI 96826 808-951-7555 •

Whole Foods Market 4211 Waialae Ave., #2000 Honolulu, HI 96816 808-738-0820

Greens & Vines Natural Foods 909 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814 808-536-9680 •

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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret The controversial film documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret has just launched stage two in its remarkable journey to present a taboo message to the highly resistant mind, heart, and belly of our omnivorous culture. After a year of spreading rapidly through the U.S. and international vegan networks, and even penetrating some bastions of environmentalism and social justice, Cowspiracy is now available on Netflix, a beckoning doorway to the hitherto oblivious masses, thanks in part to the assistance of Leonardo DiCaprio. This is causing an increasing amount of squirming and hand wringing from the industries involved, and especially from certain environmentalists and progressives. Cowspiracy deftly pulls back the curtain of cultural denial, and exposes not just the utterly devastating consequences of animal agriculture to every aspect of our Earth’s ecosystems. It also shows how both governmental and media forces hide these truths from us, and beyond this, how even trusted environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, 350. org, Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network, and others are also willfully ignoring and covering up the massive destruction caused by meat, dairy, and egg production. Cowspiracy exposes the fear at the heart of our culture: the lurking fear we all have that our culturally-mandated meals are actually demonic rituals that torture billions of animals to death, lay waste our abundant Earth, ravage our relationships and society, reduce our inherent intelligence, empathy, and self-esteem, and corrupt our values and the inner landscape of both our bodies and our minds. Kip Andersen tells his story of awakening out of the cultural trance of official narratives propagated by the media, and he also shows that it isn’t just factory farming 46

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(which provides us with 95-99% of the meat, dairy, and eggs in our stores) that is the hidden culprit. Cowspiracy dares to expose the latest fad foods: the “free-range,”“grassfed,” and “organic” animal foods that are similarly—and in some ways more—devastating to our Earth and animals. We are seeing the response to Cowspiracy gradually changing. First, there was mainly silence, hoping that the message would pass quietly into oblivion after it saturated the vegan choir. Now we see more people self-righteously condemning the film for being inaccurate. Some, like beef farmer Garth Brown, have tried to attack the film on the grounds that the facts and figures are incorrect. This logic is doomed to fail, only exposing their lack of familiarity with the extensive body of recognized and respected research that clearly documents the devastation to water, soil, forests, oceans, habitat, and climate caused by animal agriculture. Of course, industries habitually pay scientists to create studies that support their interests. We saw Big Tobacco stonewalling for decades this way. Big Food is no different, but Cowspiracy’s statistics are welldocumented and are on the conservative side, if anything. Most people are understandably shocked to learn of the huge ecofootprint of meat and dairy industries, including free-range operations. It is a lot easier to see the water poured into swimming pools than to see the vastly larger amounts of water poured into irrigation systems to grow grain to feed livestock. It’s much easier to see the gas we pour into our cars than the much larger amounts of petroleum and natural gas poured into fertilizer and pesticides and into running the enormous machinery of irrigation, transport, slaughter, and refrigeration for our hot dogs, fish sticks, and cheeseburgers.

There are some other critics who dismiss Cowspiracy as being mere “vegan propaganda.” This is more insidious. The film tells the true story of Kip Andersen’s awakening to the devastating consequences of our cultural food habits. Far from being propaganda, Cowspiracy is a sobering and empowering appeal that provides a healing glimpse into the realities underlying our food system and of the powerful organizational forces working to keep everything hidden. This resistance to the message of Cowspiracy is immense, both from the petroleum, chemical, agricultural, pharmaceutical, medical, pesticide, fast-food, grocery, and fishing industries, as well as from the financial, media, government, and environmental advocacy forces lurking in the background. On a more personal level, there are the millions of us who nourish and propel all these destructive industries and institutions by regularly voting for meat and dairy products as consumers. We also tend to resist the message because it causes uncomfortable cognitive and affective dissonance and would make us question our selfimage and habits in a way that most of us are loathe to do. Just as it seemed easy to dismiss Uncle Tom’s Cabin as “abolitionist propaganda” in the slave-owning South 175 years ago, it seems easy to dismiss Cowspiracy in our animal-enslaving culture of today. But truth and justice beckon, and they don’t go away. Some of us are ripe enough to hear the call and for those of us who are ready, Cowspiracy offers a crucial insight into how we can all, right now, most effectively contribute to the healing of our world. Cowspiracy is clearly an advocacy film, created to raise awareness about the consequences of our daily actions. While some might argue that the film would be stronger if it included more articulate and respected voices in favor of animal agriculture (though I can’t think of any that actually exist, other than Michael Pollan who is featured in the film), I feel the film’s strength comes from its honesty. Mahatma Gandhi rightly emphasized that the foundation of positive change is satyagraha, or “truth force,” and this is the strength of Cowspiracy: it reveals the hidden truth at the core of our society. It forthrightly portrays not just Kip’s adventure of discovery, but shows us the actual nature of our meals, exposes our abuse of animals and of our limited resources, and provides an accurate picture so we can understand our situation in a way that the mendacious mass media and corporate-controlled institutions in our society would never normally allow.

Please be sure to view Cowspiracy on Netflix and rate and review it so that more people will have the opportunity to view it. We owe a heart-felt thank-you to Kip and Keegan for courageously creating this film and to thousands of people who are helping to build this into a critical grassroots movement of positive personal and cultural transformation.

Dr. Will Tuttle, author of the acclaimed bestseller, The World Peace Diet, is a recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award. He is the creator of several wellness and advocacy training programs, and co-founder of Veganpalooza, the largest online vegan event in history. A vegan since 1980 and former Zen monk, he has created eight CD albums of uplifting original piano music. The co-founder of Circle of Compassion, he is a frequent radio, television, and online presenter and writer. With his spouse Madeleine, a Swiss visionary artist, he presents over 100 lectures, workshops, and concerts annually throughout North America and Europe. Dr. Will Tuttle can be reached through his website at


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