Hokule'a to set sail in 24 daysUPDATED 7:36 PM HST Apr 23, 2014Video Transcript
In Just 24 days until Hokule'a leaves for Hilo--- and then on to Tahiti in this the first international leg of Malama Honua-- a voyage around the world. During this four year voyage.... Crew members and partners will call attention to the importance of caring for the earth and for our oceans. Today Environmental leaders from 21 organizations made a promise to Partner with the Polynesian Voyaging Society on this special journey. 1:23 - 1:33 "IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO GIFT OUR CHILDREN, IT IS MAKING SURE THAT THIS WHOLE GENERATION BECOMES AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON BETWEEN OUR RELATIONSHIP AND THE EARTH." 2:25 - 2:33 "WE ARE ALL EXCITED TO WORK TOGETHER AND TO MAKE THIS COMMITMENT TOGETHER BECAUSE WE NEED TO ENSURE THE RESILIENCE AND DIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF OUR HAWAII AND OUR PLANET." On the deck of the voyaging canoe Hokule'a...The group signed a document cementing it's commitment to make sure we leave the next generation islands that are healthy and vibrant.