Thousands of Hawaii students and community members joined Blue Planet Foundation in putting chalk to the sidewalk, to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change.

"We're trying to get people convinced to stop burning fossil fuels, so global warming will stop." Said student Toren Rogers.

Marked "Blue Lines" to different locations around Oahu was a representation to show sea level rise exposure around the state.

"We're thinking about how do we protect the beaches for our future generations, how do we protect those memories." Explained Chief Resilience Officer with the City and County of Honolulu, Josh Stanbro.

Spearheaded by the Blue Planet Foundation, the "Blue Line Project draws attention to a growing global reality, global warming.

"Coral bleaching events, the more extreme weather, we've had the busiest hurricane season on record for the state of Hawaii over the last couple of years." Said Governor David Ige.

Recent studies show Hawaii could see a one-meter rise in sea level as early as 40-years from today if changes aren’t made in the state.

"We will lose those beaches if we don't act now around bending that curve around fossil fuel use to zero as quickly as we possibly can." Said Stanbro.

 

It’s something that could affect Hawaii's future generations. 

"Even though some people won't be here for this, other people will. So it's nice to make a change for other people to help them in the future." Said student Nikolas Dunkel-Jones.