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Green future increasingly in Hawaii's grasp


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 12, 2014

~~<p>It was encouraging to see Hawaii's top leadership gathered at the state Capitol auditorium this week to support the Aloha+ Challenge initiative, a set of ambitious goals to make life in Hawaii more sustainable.</p>
<p>Aloha+ Challenge, outlined in a non-binding resolution adopted by the Legislature this year, is the latest step in the long and arduous task of bending public policy toward sustainability -- that catch-all phrase to define more thoughtful long-term planning for an isolated archipelago. For those familiar with the Hawaii Climate Change Action Plan, the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan, the Hawaii Green Growth initiative and other projects, Aloha+ Challenge may sound like more of the same. But these efforts have not been futile. They have embedded the overarching goals of sustainability into public policy and law.</p>
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It was encouraging to see Hawaii's top leadership gathered at the state Capitol auditorium this week to support the Aloha+ Challenge initiative, a set of ambitious goals to make life in Hawaii more sustainable.

Aloha+ Challenge, outlined in a non-binding resolution adopted by the Legislature this year, is the latest step in the long and arduous task of bending public policy toward sustainability -- that catch-all phrase to define more thoughtful long-term planning for an isolated archipelago. For those familiar with the Hawaii Climate Change Action Plan, the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan, the Hawaii Green Growth initiative and other projects, Aloha+ Challenge may sound like more of the same. But these efforts have not been futile. They have embedded the overarching goals of sustainability into public policy and law. Login for more...



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