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Creating a statewide culture of sustainabilityUPDATED 6:50 PM HST Jul 07, 2014Video Transcript
Creating a statewide culture of sustainability in Hawaii. State officials formally commit to the Aloha Plus Challenge---decl aring to sustain resources for generations to come. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa reports. 23-30 35-45 114-125 134-147 148-152 Hawaii's state executives gathered in one room with one mission: Let's Go Green! The signing ceremony declared a commitment to the Aloha Plus Challenge. That means having distinct goals for building a culture of sustainability statewide and sticking with it. dorae shin -student sustainability coalition . 5754 IT'S REALLY OUR GENERATION THAT'S FACING THESE ISSUES COMING TODAY 50 YEARS AGO THEY WERE ESTIMATING THAT THAT'S WHEN WILL FACE CONSEQUENC ES OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND I WANT TO KEEP LIVING HERE 07 Dr. Kamana'opono Crabbe- OHA 5651 WE REALIZE OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOOD WE IMPORT I BELIEVE 85 PERCENT OF FOOD AND 90 PERCENT OF OIL AND ENERGY COST WHICH TOTAL ABOUT 8 BILLION DOLLARS5708 To get away from that dependency--- this policy lays out BIG goals. It aims for 70 percent clean energy. Also, at least doubling LOCAL food production--havi ng up to 30 percent of food consumed, grown in the state. Plus reducing 70 percent of the solid waste stream. All of these need to be completed by 2030. big island 2241 I THINK BEING 2500 MILES FROM ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD MAKES IT CRYSTAL CLEAR AND OVERWHELMING COMPELLING WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF WHAT WE HAVE AND THINK STRATEGICALL Y OF HOW WE MOVE FORWARD 54 The strategy will focus on six areas to build a more environmentally friendlier future. governor 5042 CLEAN ENERGY 2 LOCAL FOOD 3 NATURAL RESOURCE MANGE 4 WASTE REDUCTION 5 SMART SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY 6 GREEN WORK FORCE AND COMMUNITY 57 mayor 1747 THE THEME IS COMING TOGETHER YOU SEE EACH OF THE MAYORS GOVERNOR AND OHA COMING TOGETHER FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW 58 There will be several meetings in each county to strengthen networks. Organizers also intend to measure the progress and evaluate the strategies once they are implemented. Back to you.