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HOKULE‘A: CALL FOR STEWARDSHIP


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Environmental chiefs vow to support Hokule'a trip

By Marcel Honoré

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 24, 2014

~~<p>When the Polynesian Voyaging Society's two double-hulled canoes embark on their unprecedented worldwide sail next month, they aim to spread a message to protect what the group has dubbed &quot;Island Earth.&quot; But they'll need the help of environmental leaders back home to put that call for stewardship into practice.</p>
<p>On Wednesday, members of about 21 environmental groups and state and federal agencies gathered on the deck of the renowned Hokule&lsquo;a canoe to pledge support for the voyaging society's upcoming circumnavigation. Each signed a promise to further goals at home consistent with that journey, and to improve how the islands' coastal resources are managed.</p>
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When the Polynesian Voyaging Society's two double-hulled canoes embark on their unprecedented worldwide sail next month, they aim to spread a message to protect what the group has dubbed "Island Earth." But they'll need the help of environmental leaders back home to put that call for stewardship into practice.

On Wednesday, members of about 21 environmental groups and state and federal agencies gathered on the deck of the renowned Hokule‘a canoe to pledge support for the voyaging society's upcoming circumnavigation. Each signed a promise to further goals at home consistent with that journey, and to improve how the islands' coastal resources are managed. Login for more...



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