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We've poured over books, documentaries, and more throughout the years to bring you a list of our favorite resources.  scroll through and explore to find the perfect resource just for you.

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The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World
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The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

By: Wade Davis

Wade Davis takes readers on a journey to celebrate indigenous culture and wisdom from around the world. From Polynesia and the Amazon to Australia and Borneo, and locations in between, the indigenous legacies of these places emphasize the importance of appreciating the diversity of the human spirit and changing modern thought and behavior to better the planet.

Braiding Sweetgrass
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Braiding Sweetgrass

By: Robin Wall Kimmerer

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. The New York Times bestseller will inspire readers to gift it again and again, spreading the word about scientific knowledge, indigenous wisdom, and the teachings of plants.

WALL·E
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WALL·E

Short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, WALL-E, is the last robot on a life-less Earth set in the distant future. Humans have evacuated the planet and the lone robot cleans up the mountains of garbage left behind. After meeting a scanning robot, EVE, WALL-E embarks an adventure into space where he finds where humans now live and are served by robots. On this heart-felt adventure, viewers will reflect on mankind's need to care for the Earth and reliance on technology.

The Story of Plastic
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The Story of Plastic

The Story of Plastic is an Emmy Award Winning feature-length documentary that reveals the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. In the film, the timeline of the current global plastic pollution crisis and the fossil fuel industry's manipulated narrative around it is highlighted. Heroes and villains behind the issue tell their sides, as well.

Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
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Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

By: Bill McKibben

"Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet" is a thought-provoking book that sheds light on the alarming changes happening on Earth due to climate change. In the book, McKibben argues that the planet we once knew as "Earth" no longer exists, and we are now living on a new planet, "Eaarth," with a new set of environmental conditions. He describes how the planet's ecosystems are collapsing, and how human activities are causing unprecedented levels of carbon dioxide emissions and temperature rise. McKibben also explores how we can adapt and live sustainably on Eaarth, emphasizing the importance of community-based solutions and a shift towards a more localized and resilient economy. The book serves as a wake-up call to take action against climate change and protect the planet for future generations.

Kū Project
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Kū Project

The Kū Project is a space that integrates Hawaiian values and culture with modern day health and wellness. Its mission is to help others stand taller and live their fullest potential through a holistic approach to health and wellness. Founded by Daniel Aipa, a coach, artist, writer, speaker, activist and KŪ, the organization aims to help individuals and organizations feel grounded, proud of who they are, and understand their own sense of purpose and place.

Activities

There's nothing quite like hands-on learning. Take a break from the screens and immerse yourself in one of these activities.

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Community Service

InspiringWhile doing community service:

- If outdoors, touch the soil beneath your feet

- Envision how your service will impact the future

- Reflect on the blessings in your life

- Converse with others joining you in the community service

- Think about how you can further your community service efforts

Community Service
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Google Earth

When using Google Earth:

- Locate and learn about nearby parks, forests, and protected areas

- Use the time-lapse feature to see how land use and climate change have affected certain areas over time

- Look for sustainable development projects and initiatives in different regions and learn about their impact

- Identify areas that are vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change impacts, and explore possible adaptation and mitigation strategies

- Explore sustainable transportation options, such as bike lanes, public transportation, and carpool lanes, and plan your routes accordingly

Google Earth
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Surf

While surfing:

- Meditate on how the water feels on your skin

- Think about how the waves were created

- Observe nature around you (weather, sea creatures, etc.)

- Visualize your rides

- Appreciate the moment

Surf
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Nature Walks

While taking a nature walk:

- Observe nature around you

- Do a nature scavenger hunt

- Take deep breaths of that fresh air

- Pick up any trash that you may see on your walk

- Feel the sunshine on your skin

Nature Walks
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Love Letters to the Sea

Writing letters to express love for the ocean.While writing Love Letters to the Sea:

- Draw and/or write about what you love about the ocean

- Be creative and use different forms of art to create your letter

- Be thankful to the ocean for what it provides

- Consider what you can to to protect the sea considering your love for it

- Get your keiki involved

Love Letters to the Sea
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Contact Your Representatives

When contacting your representatives:

- Research the specific issue and the relevant laws or policies before reaching out to your representatives

- Be clear and concise in your message, and provide specific details and examples to support your position

- Use a polite and respectful tone in your communication, even if you disagree with your representative's stance on the issue

- Be prepared to listen to and consider your representative's response, and engage in constructive dialogue if possible

- Follow up with your representative after your initial communication to express your appreciation or disappointment with their response, and to continue advocating for your position if necessary

Contact Your Representatives
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Get Outside!

While enjoying the outdoors:

- Reflect on your day

- Imagine what the area used to be like long ago

- Journal observations of nature around you

-Think about the area you're in, in an ahupuaʻa (ridge to reef) perspective

- Don't leave trash behind and dispose of it in the proper place

Get Outside!
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Volunteer with Service Based Organizations

When volunteering with service based organizations:

- Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty

- Come prepared with the right attire and tools

- Be open to meeting other volunteers

- Reflect on how your actions can contribute to the "big picture"

- Consider volunteering with the same organization on a regular basis

Volunteer with Service Based Organizations
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Meditate

While meditating:

- Listen to your surroundings

- Take deep breaths

- Try doing so outside

- Think about your connections to nature

- Visualize yourself in your favorite outdoor location

Meditate
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Composting

While composting:

- Take food scraps from your kitchen that would have otherwise become waste

- Consider worms to help create your compost

- Keep your compost moist

- Reflect on how composting can contribute to solving greater issues

- Consider where your compost can be used once finished

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Snorkeling

While snorkeling:

- Use reef-safe sunscreen

- Avoid touching coral and taking from the marine environment

- Observe the marine life around you

- Imagine what life is like being a sea creature in that environment

- Think of ways you can preserve and/or restore that marine environment

Snorkeling
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Civics

When engaging in civics:

- Get involved in local policy (neighborhood board, city council, student groups on your campus, etc.)

- Research and understand the concerns impacting your community and how they are being addressed

- Get involved with local organizations that engage in lobbying

- Research polical officials' stances.

- Vote!

Civics
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Plant a Garden

While planting a garden:

- Consider planting native plants

- Feel the soil in your hands

- Use compost to give your plants nutrients

- Use water save techniques to keep your plants thriving

- Plant food plants that could feed yourself and your family.

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Clothing Swap

When doing a clothing swap:

- Gather clothes you no longer wear, and that are in good condition.

- Clean and prepare the clothes for the swap, making sure they're washed and ironed

- Organize the clothing swap with friends, family, or your community, ensuring it's an event that is accessible and inclusive

- Exchange clothes during the event, encouraging participants to take only what they need, and reminding them to be mindful of their environmental impact

- Donate any leftover clothing to a local charity or thrift store, ensuring that the clothes are recycled or repurposed, and don't end up in landfills

Clothing Swap

Books

Let your mind wander and take a deep dive into a book.

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The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

By: Wade Davis

Wade Davis takes readers on a journey to celebrate indigenous culture and wisdom from around the world. From Polynesia and the Amazon to Australia and Borneo, and locations in between, the indigenous legacies of these places emphasize the importance of appreciating the diversity of the human spirit and changing modern thought and behavior to better the planet.

The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World
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Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do

By: Wallace J Nichols

Humans have a connection to water, and in Blue Mind, Dr. Nichols reveals the benefits of being in, on, under, and near water. Combining neuroscience with personal stories from athlete, scientist, military veterans, and artists, the ways in which water can benefit mind and body are described. Additionally, Nichols highlights that our connection to water emphasizes the need to care for our Blue Marble.

Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do
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The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature

By: David George Haskell

Over the span of one year, biologist David Haskell visits a one-square-meter patch of old-growth in a Tennessee forest almost everyday. In 43 short chapters, Haskell describes his observations of nature in the patch and explains how these observations not only showcase the ecology in that area but provide a window into the entire natural world.

The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature
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All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis

By: Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson

Essays and poetry climate action women."All We Can Save" showcases the insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the US through essays and poems. Rooted in compassion, connection, creativity and collaboration, this work provides leadership and motivation to drive the climate movement.

All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis
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The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

By David Wallis-Wells

The Uninhabitable Earth takes readers on a journey to the near future facing the impacts of climate change. With that, the book is a call to action to the current generation to address climate change and prevent its catastrophic impacts from happening.

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming
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Women and Water: Stories of Adventure, Self-Discovery, and Connection in and on the Water

By: Gale Straub

A captivating collection of personal narratives from women who have found empowerment, solace, and joy through their relationship with water. Through a diverse range of stories, Straub highlights the ways in which the ocean, rivers, lakes, and streams can serve as catalysts for personal growth and transformation. Whether it's surfing, swimming, kayaking, or fishing, the women featured in this book demonstrate the power of water to connect us to ourselves, each other, and the natural world around us. Straub's book is an inspiring and thought-provoking read, reminding us of the profound impact that the simple act of immersing ourselves in water can have on our lives.

Women and Water: Stories of Adventure, Self-Discovery, and Connection in and on the Water
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Braiding Sweetgrass

By: Robin Wall Kimmerer

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. The New York Times bestseller will inspire readers to gift it again and again, spreading the word about scientific knowledge, indigenous wisdom, and the teachings of plants.

Braiding Sweetgrass
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Junk Raft

By: Marcus Eriksen

In Junk Raft, Marcus Eriksen retells the his adventure, with his co-navigator Joel Paschal, traveling from Los Angeles to Hawaii on a home-made "junk raft" to raise awareness about plastic marine pollution.  While recounting the struggles of his journey he highlights the history of the plastic pollution crisis and the movement that is combatting it.

Junk Raft
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Confronting Consumption

By: Thomas Princen, Michael Maniates, and Ken Conca

This book delves into the unsustainable nature of modern consumption patterns and its effects on the environment. The authors argue that the current consumption culture is unsustainable and that it is leading to the depletion of natural resources and environmental degradation. They suggest that people need to recognize the impact of their consumption patterns and adopt alternative consumption practices that are more sustainable. They propose a number of solutions to address the issue of overconsumption, including changing public policies and promoting social and cultural change. Overall, the book challenges readers to consider the impact of their actions on the environment and to take responsibility for creating a more sustainable future.

Confronting Consumption
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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

By: Richard Louv

Modern technology, homework, fear, and restrictions are some of the many modern-day reasons that prevent children from connecting with nature. In Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv explains how the the lack of connection to nature during childhood can lead to physical, psychological, social, and spiritual negative implications, and offers solutions.

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder
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A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There

By: Aldo Leopold

A Sand County Almanac begins with Aldo Leopold's essays on the changing ecology of his farm, near Baraboo, Wisconsin, over the span of 12 months. In the second section, essays about the farm and wilderness in Canada, Mexico, and the United States explain implications of changes in environments. Finally, the book ends with philosophical essays that highlight the need need to conserve and protect the environment, along with Leopold's idea of a "land ethic."

A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There
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Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation

By: Paul Hawken

This is is a comprehensive guide to addressing the urgent issue of climate change. Hawken argues that we must shift our focus from merely reducing emissions to actively regenerating the earth's natural systems. Through the implementation of regenerative practices such as reforestation, soil restoration, and renewable energy production, we can not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also draw down excess carbon from the atmosphere. Hawken's book presents a hopeful and practical roadmap for a sustainable future, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and community action in achieving our collective goal of reversing the damage we have done to our planet.

Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation
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The Omnivore's Dilemma

By: Michael Pollan

In "The Omnivore's Dilemma," Michael Pollan takes readers on a thought-provoking journey through the industrial food system and alternative food sources. He challenges readers to consider the implications of their food choices on the environment, human health, and society as a whole. By exploring the roots of our food system and examining alternative approaches, Pollan inspires readers to be more mindful of what they eat and how it's produced. The book ultimately calls for a fundamental shift in our relationship with food to create a more sustainable and equitable future for ourselves and the planet.

The Omnivore's Dilemma
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Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

By: Bill McKibben

"Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet" is a thought-provoking book that sheds light on the alarming changes happening on Earth due to climate change. In the book, McKibben argues that the planet we once knew as "Earth" no longer exists, and we are now living on a new planet, "Eaarth," with a new set of environmental conditions. He describes how the planet's ecosystems are collapsing, and how human activities are causing unprecedented levels of carbon dioxide emissions and temperature rise. McKibben also explores how we can adapt and live sustainably on Eaarth, emphasizing the importance of community-based solutions and a shift towards a more localized and resilient economy. The book serves as a wake-up call to take action against climate change and protect the planet for future generations.

Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
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Ishmael: A Novel

By: Daniel Quinn

A intellectual adventure of saving planet Earth.A spiritual adventure of a man who embarks on an adventure with a gorilla that forever changes the way he sees the world and humankind's place in it.  This highly provocative intellectual journey analyzes humanity's origins and its relationship with nature to understand how the world can be saved from ourselves.

Ishmael: A Novel

Articles + Reports

Let your mind wander and take a deep dive into a book.

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'Ōpala Honolulu

Credit: Steffi Ohashi

This resource serves as an essential guide for O'ahu residents to address the pressing need to manage waste responsibly and sustainably. With its comprehensive approach, it empowers individuals to make informed decisions about their waste disposal practices to minimize environmental impact. From clarifying green waste segregation to highlighting efficient recycling methods, this resource sheds light on some intricate waste management protocols. Moreover, it delves into the safe handling and disposal of hazardous materials to ensure community safety and protect the island’s delicate ecosystems. Emphasizing the importance of reducing waste generation, this guide encourages innovative ideas like up-cycling and composting to foster a culture of environmental consciousness among O'ahu’s population. https://www.honolulu.gov/opala

'Ōpala Honolulu
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Plastic Free Campus - Dr. Sylvia Earle - Mission Blue

The video titled "Plastic Pollution: How Humans Are Turning the World into Plastic" explores the devastating consequences of plastic pollution on our planet. It highlights the alarming increase in plastic production and its adverse effects on wildlife, ecosystems, and human health. The video delves into the widespread presence of plastic waste in oceans, rivers, and even remote areas, emphasizing the urgent need for collective action. It also discusses innovative solutions and initiatives aimed at reducing plastic consumption, promoting recycling, and advocating for policy changes to address this global environmental crisis.

Plastic Free Campus - Dr. Sylvia Earle - Mission Blue
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From McKay: 1.5C Is Terrifying But There Is Something We Haven’t Tried

By: Adam McKay

"Something We Haven't Tried" discusses the innovative approaches taken by Yellow Dot Studios, a creative agency, to tackle challenges and encourage growth. It highlights the importance of embracing failure and exploring new ideas in order to achieve breakthroughs. The article provides examples of unconventional strategies employed by the agency, such as using humor and unconventional design elements to captivate audiences. It emphasizes the need for organizations to step out of their comfort zones and experiment with fresh concepts to achieve success in today's competitive landscape.

From McKay: 1.5C Is Terrifying But There Is Something We Haven’t Tried
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The True Cost of Plastic Pollution

By: Plastic Pollution Coalition

The True Cost of Plastic Pollution is a blog post by Plastic Pollution Coalition that sheds light on the extensive environmental and economic consequences of plastic pollution. The article explores how plastic waste affects marine ecosystems, wildlife, and human health. It emphasizes the hidden costs associated with plastic production, including resource depletion and greenhouse gas emissions. The post also highlights the need for collective action and sustainable alternatives to reduce plastic pollution and mitigate its far-reaching impacts.

The True Cost of Plastic Pollution
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Plastic Pollution Coalition Nominates Six Solutions for The Earthshot Prize 2023

By: Plastic Pollution Coalition

The Plastic Pollution Coalition has announced its nominees for the Earthshot Prize 2023, an award dedicated to finding innovative solutions for environmental challenges. The coalition, known for its efforts to combat plastic pollution, has put forward three initiatives as potential winners. The nominees include a project focused on developing sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics, a campaign aiming to reduce plastic waste in coastal communities, and an organization dedicated to educating the public about the harmful effects of plastic pollution. The Earthshot Prize aims to reward groundbreaking ideas that can help repair and protect the planet for future generations.

Plastic Pollution Coalition Nominates Six Solutions for The Earthshot Prize 2023
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Fact Sheet: Plastics in the Ocean

By: Earth Day Network

Earth Day Network's fact sheet delves into the alarming issue of plastics in the ocean. It highlights the global impact of plastic pollution, emphasizing the detrimental effects on marine ecosystems and human health. The fact sheet outlines the sources of plastic pollution and its persistence in the environment, leading to entanglement and ingestion by marine life. It also provides actionable solutions, urging individuals to reduce plastic consumption, promote recycling, and advocate for policy changes to combat this pressing environmental crisis.

Fact Sheet: Plastics in the Ocean
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch

By: National Geographic

Plastics in ocean: impacts & solutions.The article titled "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" explores the immense accumulation of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean. It highlights the environmental and ecological consequences of this massive garbage patch, such as harm to marine life and ecosystems. The article delves into the causes of the problem, including improper waste disposal and ocean currents. It also discusses ongoing efforts to address the issue, including cleanup projects and the promotion of sustainable practices to reduce plastic waste. Overall, the article sheds light on the urgent need to tackle plastic pollution and protect our oceans from further harm.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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A Guide to Plastic in the Ocean

By: NOAA

The article titled "Plastics in the Ocean" provides an overview of the issue of plastic pollution in marine environments. It highlights the harmful impacts of plastic debris on marine life, ecosystems, and human health. The article explains the sources of plastic pollution, including land-based sources, marine-based sources, and microplastics. It also discusses the efforts being made to address the problem, such as cleanup initiatives, waste management strategies, and public awareness campaigns aimed at reducing plastic waste. Overall, the article emphasizes the urgent need for collective action to reduce plastic pollution and protect the health of our oceans.

A Guide to Plastic in the Ocean
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Breaking the Plastic Wave: A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution

By: The Pew Charitable Trust and SYSTEMIQ

Recognizing global ocean plastic pollution crisis, this comprehensive report presents a first-of-its-kind model that quantifies key plastic flows, estimates the quantity of ocean plastic pollution expected under six scenarios between 2016 and 2040, and assesses the economic, environmental, and social impacts of these scenarios. These analyses conclude that through ambitious, system-wie strategy and the collaboration of policymakers, industry executives, investors, and civil society leaders, the international community can stem the growing sources of plastic pollution and stop it from reaching the ocean.

Breaking the Plastic Wave: A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution
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Molokai Marine Debris Removal Mission: Impact Report

By: SCH

An overview of the SCH's efforts on Mo`lokai for 2021. An annual large-scale clean-up is usually organized; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was cancelled. Instead, with the consent of the Mo`lokai community, a small team of SCH staff members went to the island to execute smaller scale debris removals.

Molokai Marine Debris Removal Mission: Impact Report
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Alaska: Biden to suspend Trump Arctic drilling leases

By: BBC News

Pending an environmental review, US President Joe Biden's administration plans to suspend oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Tribal communities welcome the plans while, other lawmakers oppose.

Alaska: Biden to suspend Trump Arctic drilling leases
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Climate Activists Defeat Exxon in Push for Clean Energy

By: Clifford Krauss and Peter Eavis

In an effort to steer the company towards cleaners energy, Exxon Mobil elected at least two board candidates nominated by activist investors. Following this landmark change, it is hoped that other oil companies and businesses will follow suit.

Climate Activists Defeat Exxon in Push for Clean Energy
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The SCHnews Ep.2 SCHtory: Good SCHcoop

The Good SCHcoop of SCHnews Ep. 2 highlights how the Maldives is banning single-use plastics, new more environmentally-friendly Exxon board members, Biden suspending drilling leases, and the SCH Town Cleanup revival.

The SCHnews Ep.2 SCHtory: Good SCHcoop
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Center for International Environmental Law Articles

The Center for International Environmental Law is an organization that uses the law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society. Reflecting this mission, they have a variety of blog posts and publications that inform readers on issues that require attention and that they are tackling.

Center for International Environmental Law Articles
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Scientists convert used plastic bottles into vanilla flavouring

By: Damian Carrington

Millions of plastic bottles being sold every day, yet, only 14% of them are recycled. To help address this issue, researchers have discovered how to engineer E. coli bacteria to transform the plastic to vanillin. This article further explains that vanillin is widely used in the several industries including food and cosmetics, and that the transformation of plastic bottles to vanillin is a demonstration of green chemistry.

Scientists convert used plastic bottles into vanilla flavouring
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Study: Plastic pollution raises beach temperatures, threatening marine life

By: Olivia Rosane

This article summarizes a new study reveals that plastic on beaches creates an insulation layer that raises temperatures. These changes in temperature can especially impact beach-dwelling ectotherms and mesofauna.

Study: Plastic pollution raises beach temperatures, threatening marine life
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The SCHnews Ep.2 SCHtory: Bad SCHcoop

The Bad Schcoop of the this SCHnews episode highlights the Sri Lanka's chemical spill, nurdles, how plastic is heating up beaches, and how plastic is being converted into vanilla flavoring - events and activities that showcase the negative impacts of plastic.

The SCHnews Ep.2 SCHtory: Bad SCHcoop

Featured Resource

Braiding Sweetgrass

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. The New York Times bestseller will inspire readers to gift it again and again, spreading the word about scientific knowledge, indigenous wisdom, and the teachings of plants.

Indigenous Wisdom
Ecology
Spirituality

Films + Docs

You know what they say, a (motion) picture is worth a thousand words. Well we feel the same. Check out some of our favorite films and documentaries.

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Plastic Warriors Try | Episode 1: Zero Waste Living

A group's journey to zero-waste living in a web series, tackling plastic pollution and sustainability."Plastic Warriors Try" is a web series that follows a group of individuals as they attempt to reduce their plastic consumption and transition to a zero-waste lifestyle. In this episode, the participants explore various ways to eliminate plastic from their daily lives, including making their own cleaning products and using reusable containers for food and beverages. The episode also delves into the negative impact of plastic on the environment and the importance of taking action to reduce our plastic waste. Through their journey, the participants learn valuable lessons about sustainability and the power of individual actions to create positive change.

Plastic Warriors Try | Episode 1: Zero Waste Living
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Regenerating Paradise

This series follows a group of conservationists, scientists, and locals as they work to restore the fragile ecosystem of the Hawaiian Islands. The series showcases the efforts of these individuals to bring back endemic species, protect marine life, and combat climate change through sustainable practices. The series explores the unique cultural heritage of Hawaii and the close relationship between the people and the land. Through stunning visuals and powerful storytelling, "Regenerating Paradise" highlights the urgent need for environmental conservation and offers a hopeful vision for the future of the islands.

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The Story of Stuff

A 20-minute animated documentary that reveals the environmental and social costs of our consumer-driven culture. The film explains the lifecycle of the materials and products we use every day and exposes the hidden impacts of our consumerism on people and the planet. It urges viewers to rethink their relationship with stuff and become more mindful and responsible consumers.

The Story of Stuff
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Kiss the Ground

Soil regeneration as a climate change solution.A documentary film that explores the potential of regenerative agriculture to combat climate change and revitalize ecosystems. The film features interviews with scientists, farmers, and activists who advocate for this approach to farming, highlighting success stories and offering practical solutions for how individuals and communities can get involved. Through stunning visuals and compelling storytelling, "Kiss the Ground" makes a passionate case for rethinking our relationship with the earth and working towards a more sustainable future.

Kiss the Ground
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Planet Earth

A breathtaking documentary series that explores the wonders of our natural world. Produced by the BBC, the series features stunning high-definition footage of diverse ecosystems and their inhabitants, from the deepest oceans to the highest mountains. Each episode focuses on a different habitat and the unique challenges faced by the plants and animals that call it home. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, "Planet Earth" is an immersive and educational journey that showcases the beauty and complexity of our planet's natural systems. The series has been widely acclaimed for its visual artistry and groundbreaking approach to nature filmmaking, inspiring a new generation of environmentalists and conservationists.

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Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek

A a poignant and thought-provoking documentary that tells the story of a small community's fight for environmental justice. The film follows Derrick Evans, a resident of Turkey Creek, Mississippi, as he works tirelessly to protect his community from the devastating impacts of industrial pollution and development. Through powerful interviews and stunning cinematography, "Come Hell or High Water" highlights the ways in which systemic racism and economic inequality intersect with environmental degradation, leaving vulnerable communities like Turkey Creek on the front lines of the climate crisis. The film is a testament to the power of grassroots activism and community resilience, offering a call to action for all those who seek a more just and sustainable future.

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek
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Island Earth

A 2017 documentary film that explores the potential of sustainable agriculture as a solution to the world's environmental problems. The film follows the journey of an indigenous scientist, Dr. Rayson Wong, as he investigates the impact of industrial agriculture on Hawaii's land and people. Through his research, Dr. Wong discovers how traditional farming methods and modern science can work together to create a more sustainable and resilient food system. The film also delves into the history of industrial agriculture and the role of corporations in shaping the way we produce and consume food. Ultimately, "Island Earth" offers a hopeful vision for the future of agriculture and our planet.

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Our Planet

A nature documentary series that explores the world's most stunning natural habitats and their animal inhabitants. Produced by the creators of "Planet Earth," this series takes a closer look at the impact of climate change on these ecosystems, offering a sobering reminder of the fragility of our planet. With breathtaking cinematography and compelling storytelling, "Our Planet" is an unforgettable journey through some of the Earth's most awe-inspiring landscapes.

Our Planet
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Microplastic Madness

A documentary that follows a group of elementary school students and their teacher as they learn about microplastics and take action to reduce them in their community. Through their journey, the film highlights the impact of plastic pollution on the environment and the importance of youth activism. The film aims to inspire viewers to take action in their own communities to reduce plastic waste and protect the planet.

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Mission Blue

A documentary film about the life and work of Sylvia Earle, a renowned oceanographer, and her efforts to protect and conserve the world's oceans. The film follows Earle's journey from her childhood fascination with the ocean to her groundbreaking research and activism. It also highlights the current state of our oceans, the threats they face, and the urgent need for their protection. The film serves as a powerful call to action for individuals and governments to take responsibility for the health of our planet's oceans.

Mission Blue
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Public Trust Feature Film | The Fight for America’s Public Lands

A a documentary that explores the history and importance of public lands in America, and the increasing threats to their protection. The film highlights the ongoing battle between conservationists, tribes, and other public land advocates against corporations and the government, who seek to exploit and privatize these lands for profit. Through interviews with experts, activists, and politicians, "Public Trust" illustrates the urgent need to defend and preserve public lands for future generations.

Public Trust Feature Film | The Fight for America’s Public Lands
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Molokai Matt

Travel vlogger exploring unique locations.Molokai Matt is a YouTube channel featuring a variety of videos about life on Molokai island in Hawaii. The channel features content on Hawaiian culture, food, nature, and outdoor activities such as fishing and hunting. Matt's channel offers an insider's view into the unique and beautiful island of Molokai.

Molokai Matt
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My Octopus Teacher

An award-winning documentary film that tells the touching and transformative story of filmmaker Craig Foster's relationship with a wild octopus in a kelp forest off the coast of South Africa. Over the course of a year, Foster visits the octopus daily, observing her behavior and forming a deep bond with her. Through stunning underwater footage and intimate narration, the film explores the beauty and complexity of the natural world, as well as the powerful connection between humans and other living beings. "My Octopus Teacher" is a moving and thought-provoking work that invites viewers to reconsider their relationship with the environment and the creatures that inhabit it.

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The Maldives to ban single-use plastic by 2023

By: NBC Nightly News

Producing 636 million pounds of garbage every year, the Maldieves is the first country to ban single-use plastic in an effort to end pollution. The band was set to go into effect by 2023.

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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Adapted from Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, 12-year old Ted lives in a land with only artificial vegetation. To win the heart of his crush Audrey, Ted must find what she most desires: a real Truffula tree.  To find one, he is told the story of the trees by the Once-ler. In the story, the Once-ler recounts how the Truffula trees once flourished and were protected by the Lorax. However, the Once-ler's greed took over his respect for nature and the land of Truffula trees was left bare, polluted, and uninhabitable. On this journey to find a Truffula tree, viewers will remember the importance of respecting and protecting nature and natural resources in the real world.

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Before The Flood

This National Geographic documentary follows United Nations Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio to five continents and the Artic to witness climate change. DiCaprio also meets with scientists and political leaders to discuss the crisis. Through the journey, a calculated disinformation campaign by special interests to confuse the public is uncovered, as well.

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A Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean showcases the science that proves how plastic brakes up into small particulates while in the ocean, then enters the food chain, and eventually is consumed by humans. The feature length documentary emphasizes the global effect of plastic pollution and highlights the technology that can be used to combat it.

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Plastic Wars

PBS FRONTLINE investigates what really happens to plastic waste after disposal and so-called recycling. Some highlights uncovered include the plastic industry doubted that recycling would ever be viable, the industry promotes recycling to prevent plastic bans, and more recycling means the fossil fuel industry makes less money.

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The Story of Plastic

The Story of Plastic is an Emmy Award Winning feature-length documentary that reveals the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. In the film, the timeline of the current global plastic pollution crisis and the fossil fuel industry's manipulated narrative around it is highlighted. Heroes and villains behind the issue tell their sides, as well.

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WALL·E

Short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, WALL-E, is the last robot on a life-less Earth set in the distant future. Humans have evacuated the planet and the lone robot cleans up the mountains of garbage left behind. After meeting a scanning robot, EVE, WALL-E embarks an adventure into space where he finds where humans now live and are served by robots. On this heart-felt adventure, viewers will reflect on mankind's need to care for the Earth and reliance on technology.

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Podcasts + Music

Interested in some auditory learning? That's music to our ears. Take a deep dive into a podcast, song, or album and listen as your mind is blown.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

A United States government agency that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere. The agency is dedicated to providing accurate and timely information for decision makers, researchers, and the general public. NOAA operates satellites, conducts research expeditions, and collects data from thousands of monitoring stations. Its work has a significant impact on global climate change research, coastal management, and weather forecasting, among other fields.

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How to Save a Planet

The "How to Save a Planet" podcast is a collaboration between journalist Alex Blumberg and scientist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. The podcast focuses on the current state of the planet and offers practical solutions to the environmental challenges we face. Each episode features conversations with experts, activists, and policymakers who discuss topics such as renewable energy, plastic waste, and biodiversity loss. The podcast provides actionable steps for listeners to take in their personal lives and communities to contribute to a more sustainable future.

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99% Invisible: Episode National Sword

The "National Sword" episode of the design and architecture podcast "99% Invisible" explores the global recycling industry and its reliance on China as a market for recycled materials. The episode details how China's decision to stop accepting certain types of waste has caused a ripple effect throughout the recycling industry, forcing companies to rethink their operations and find new solutions for dealing with waste. The episode also delves into the history of recycling and the challenges of creating a more sustainable waste management system. Through its engaging storytelling and insightful analysis, "National Sword" offers a thought-provoking look at the complex and pressing issue of waste and recycling.

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Outrage + Optimism

A weekly podcast hosted by Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac, and Paul Dickinson that explores the complex and urgent issue of climate change. The hosts, who played key roles in the historic Paris Agreement, discuss the latest climate news, interview experts and activists, and provide actionable solutions to tackle the climate crisis. With a balance of outrage and optimism, the podcast offers a unique perspective on the biggest challenge of our time and inspires listeners to take action for a more sustainable future.

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NOAA Ocean Podcast

The NOAA Ocean Podcast is a series of audio interviews that explore the fascinating and ever-changing world of ocean science and management. Each episode features experts from NOAA, other government agencies, and academic institutions discussing topics such as marine mammal conservation, ocean exploration, and the effects of climate change on ocean ecosystems. Listeners can expect to learn about the latest research and technological innovations in ocean science, as well as the challenges facing our oceans and the efforts being made to address them. With new episodes released every two weeks, the NOAA Ocean Podcast is a great resource for anyone interested in the ocean and its future.

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WSL PURE - One Ocean

The WSL PURE "One Ocean" podcast is a platform for leading voices in the world of ocean conservation to discuss the pressing issues facing our planet's marine ecosystems. Through in-depth interviews with scientists, activists, and policy-makers, the podcast explores a range of topics, from plastic pollution to climate change, and offers insights into how we can protect our oceans for future generations. With its engaging storytelling and expert analysis, "One Ocean" is an informative and thought-provoking podcast for anyone interested in ocean conservation and sustainability.

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Plastisphere: A Podcast on Plastic, People, and the Planet

Plastic has become a critical part of modern life, but it is polluting the planet. Plastisphere brings listeners on a journey into the world of synthetic polymers, their impact on the environment and humans, and the need to tackle the crisis.

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The Plastic Tide

This NPR special series explores the various areas of the plastic crisis. From pollution, to recycling, to solutions, this postcast brings clarity to the complex issue the world faces today.

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Overheard at National Geographic

Go on weekly adventures with hosts Peter Gwin and Amy Briggs through the conversations overheard at National Geographic's headquarters. Hear the stories of explorers, photographers, and scientists as they brave our big, weird, and beautiful world.

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Native Stories

The Native Stories podcast bring listeners on a journey to reset Hawaii's narrative for visitors, locals, and natives. Each episode, storytellers, cultural practitioners, and historians share their indigenous knowledge and wisdom to create a resource for the community to build connection to place and inspire a responsibility to care for the land.

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The Waterpeople Podcast

Hosted by Lauren L. Hill and Dave Rastovich, The Waterpeople Podcast shares stories from diverse voices within surfing and waterpeople culture. Each episode, the guest is asked: "Tell us about a time or experience after which you were never the same..." From there, ecology, adventure, community, activism, science, egalitarianism, inclusivity, meaningful play, and surfing are discussed.

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People We Love

We are stronger together. Check out these organizations, businesses, and individuals that inspire us on the daily.

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Parley Ocean School

Parley Ocean School is an educational initiative that aims to educate and inspire the next generation of ocean guardians. The school offers various programs that combine outdoor experiences with innovative learning techniques to help students develop a deeper understanding of ocean ecosystems and the threats they face. Through its programs, Parley Ocean School encourages young people to take action and become advocates for the ocean and its inhabitants.

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Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, and anti-globalization author who has devoted her life to promoting sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation. She has founded several organizations including Navdanya, a network of seed keepers and organic producers, and has authored over 20 books on food, agriculture, and globalization. Shiva is also known for her activism against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and has been a vocal critic of large agribusiness corporations. She has received numerous awards and honors for her work, including the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize") in 1993.

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Kū Project

The Kū Project is a space that integrates Hawaiian values and culture with modern day health and wellness. Its mission is to help others stand taller and live their fullest potential through a holistic approach to health and wellness. Founded by Daniel Aipa, a coach, artist, writer, speaker, activist and KŪ, the organization aims to help individuals and organizations feel grounded, proud of who they are, and understand their own sense of purpose and place.

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Oʻahu Resource Conservation & Development Council

The Oʻahu Resource Conservation & Development Council (RC&D) is a non-profit organization committed to conserving and enhancing the natural resources of Oʻahu. They work collaboratively with government agencies, organizations, and communities to promote sustainable agriculture, forestry, and land management practices. Through their programs, they aim to promote the economic, social, and environmental well-being of Oʻahu's communities.

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Hawaiʻi Alliance for Progressive Action (HAPA)

HAPA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting social and environmental justice in Hawaiʻi. They work towards achieving their mission through education, advocacy, and community organizing. HAPA's focus areas include protecting the environment, advancing Native Hawaiian rights, and promoting sustainable economic development. The organization also works to build coalitions with other groups to achieve their goals.

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Lāhui Foundation

The Lāhui Foundation is a Native Hawaiian-led nonprofit organization that focuses on cultural and environmental restoration, preservation, and education. They believe that restoring the land and sea will help to revitalize Hawaiian communities and culture. Through their programs and partnerships, they work to address issues such as food security, climate change, and the protection of cultural resources. The Lāhui Foundation is committed to creating a sustainable and just future for Native Hawaiians and the larger community.

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‘Āina Momona

ʻĀina Momona is a Native Hawaiian 501(c)(3) organization that aims to achieve environmental health and sustainability through restoring social justice and Hawaiian sovereignty. Led by a board of exceptional Native Hawaiians and talented staff, the organization works to restore fragile ecosystems, promote cultural rights and practices, enhance community well-being, and advocate for native rights and social justice. Their land base is Keawanui Fishpond and Cultural Learning Site, a 55-acre, loko kuapā (closed wall fishpond) on the south shore of Molokaʻi where they educate the community on the value and ingenuity of these systems. Executive director, Walter Ritte, has spent over 25 years working to restore loko iʻa (Hawaiian fishponds), and the organization's staff work year-round to maintain and restore Keawanui using the wisdom passed down by their kūpuna. The revitalization of traditional loko iʻa systems is paramount to creating a sustainable, just, equitable, and pono future for the kānaka people of Hawaiʻi.

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Paepae O Heʻeia

Paepae o He‘eia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring and maintaining the He‘eia Fishpond in Hawaii. The fishpond is a traditional Hawaiian fishpond that spans 88 acres and is more than 600 years old. The organization aims to create a sustainable future for the fishpond and surrounding ecosystem by educating the community and implementing cultural practices. Through community workdays, education programs, and cultural events, Paepae o He‘eia strives to inspire and empower individuals to take action and be stewards of the land and sea.

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Mālama Maunalua

Mālama Maunalua is a community-based organization in Hawaii that is focused on restoring and protecting Maunalua Bay. They use various methods to address issues such as marine debris, coral health, and invasive species. The organization is committed to engaging with the community to promote education and awareness about the importance of protecting the environment. They also work with partners and volunteers to implement various projects that promote conservation and sustainable practices.

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Kako'o Haleakalā

Kako'o Haleakalā is a nonprofit organization that aims to protect the natural and cultural resources of Haleakalā National Park. They work to engage the community through educational and volunteer opportunities, including invasive species removal, native species restoration, and cultural site preservation. Their efforts focus on promoting sustainability, conservation, and cultural heritage in Maui.

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Kaulauakalana

Kauluakalana is a nonprofit organization working to restore traditional Hawaiian fishponds. The organization is located on the island of Maui and aims to educate the community about the importance of fishponds to Hawaiian culture and sustainability. Kauluakalana offers tours of the fishponds and hosts community events to engage the public in their efforts. Their goal is to not only restore the fishponds but also to create a model for sustainable food systems.

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Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity is a non-profit organization that aims to protect endangered species and their habitats. They use legal advocacy, scientific expertise, and grassroots activism to achieve their goals. The center has been instrumental in protecting hundreds of endangered species and their habitats across the United States.

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. There are 17 SDGs in total, including goals such as no poverty, zero hunger, quality education, and climate action. Each goal has specific targets and indicators to measure progress. The SDGs represent a comprehensive and integrated framework that aims to promote sustainable development in its economic, social, and environmental dimensions. They have become a widely recognized framework for organizations, governments, and individuals to guide their efforts towards a sustainable future.

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Aloha+ Challenge

The Aloha+ Challenge is a Hawaiʻi statewide initiative to build a more sustainable and resilient future. It was launched in 2014 with six ambitious sustainability goals, covering topics such as clean energy, waste reduction, and community resilience. The initiative has brought together government, business, and community leaders to work towards a common vision for a better future. To date, the Aloha+ Challenge has made significant progress towards its goals, including increasing renewable energy production and reducing solid waste.

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Wayfinder Society for Environmental Education

Algalita is a non-profit organization working towards a plastic-free world by educating people about the harmful effects of plastic on the environment. Their Wayfinder program aims to empower youth to become leaders in plastic pollution solutions. Through education, research, and advocacy, Algalita seeks to promote solutions to reduce the amount of plastic waste in our oceans. Their work includes beach cleanups, plastic-free initiatives, and supporting legislation to reduce plastic pollution.

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Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization that aims to protect oceans, waves, and beaches. They work on grassroots campaigns to address issues such as pollution, climate change, and plastic waste. With a network of volunteers, Surfrider has been instrumental in advocating for coastal preservation and education. They have chapters in various countries, making their impact global.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA, or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is a United States government agency responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA's work involves exploration and research both on Earth and in space, and has been instrumental in advancing our understanding of the universe and our place in it. The agency conducts research in areas such as space technology, Earth science, and planetary science, and operates spacecraft and observatories to gather data and imagery. NASA's discoveries and technological advancements have had a significant impact on science, technology, and our daily lives.

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Actions of Aloha

Actions of Aloha is a charitable business that spreads kindness and compassion in the community. Created in response to the pandemic, it quickly gained support from people throughout Hawaii by encouraging small and big actions of aloha. The team created a deck of cards to encourage simple acts of kindness and raise funds for cultural and historical sites. With over $30,000 donated to date and new partnerships and products being developed, Actions of Aloha aims to see aloha in every home and elevate the community along the way.

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Ikaika Hawaiʻi Watermans

The Ikaika Hawaiʻi Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to empower Hawaiʻi's youth to take an active role in protecting the environment and preserving the state's cultural heritage. Through a variety of educational programs, including the Mālama Learning Center, the organization teaches students about sustainability, environmental conservation, and traditional Hawaiian practices. By inspiring the next generation to be stewards of their land and culture, the Ikaika Hawaiʻi Foundation is working towards a brighter future for Hawaiʻi.

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Waiwai Collective

The Waiwai Collective is a unique group of Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs who share a deep-rooted passion for the environment and uplifting their community. Through their initiative called Ka Waiwai, the collective aims to repurpose traditional Hawaiian ways of thinking and doing to create new systems of wealth and abundance that prioritize quality relationships and the balance between people and the land. With a strong focus on sustainability, the Waiwai Collective practices composting, zero plastic and styrofoam waste, and works with vendors that reuse their packaging. By encouraging their community and partners to engage in pono practices, the Waiwai Collective is working towards re-indigenizing resource management and creating a more waiwai future for Hawaiʻi.

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Zero Waste Oʻahu

Zero Waste Oʻahu is a community-based organization committed to reducing waste on the island of Oʻahu. They aim to create a circular economy where waste is minimized through sustainable practices like composting, recycling, and reducing consumption. The organization provides resources and education to individuals, businesses, and schools on how to implement zero-waste practices, and they also collaborate with local government agencies to promote sustainable policies. Through their efforts, Zero Waste Oʻahu is working to create a more sustainable and resilient community for the people and wildlife of Oʻahu.

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Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation

The Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 by musician Jack Johnson and his wife Kim. The foundation aims to support environmental education in schools and communities in Hawaiʻi. It offers various programs such as ʻĀINA in Schools, which focuses on connecting children to their local food sources and promoting healthy eating habits, and Plastic Free Hawaiʻi, which encourages the reduction of single-use plastics. Through these initiatives and partnerships with schools, businesses, and other organizations, the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is working towards a more sustainable future for Hawaiʻi.

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PangeaSeed Foundation

The PangeaSeed Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ocean conservation through art, education, and activism. The organization works to inspire and empower individuals and communities to take action to protect the ocean and its inhabitants, particularly those most vulnerable to human impacts such as sharks and other marine species. PangeaSeed's projects include public art murals, community engagement initiatives, and educational campaigns that help raise awareness about critical issues affecting the ocean. By bringing together artists, scientists, and activists, the foundation seeks to create a global movement to protect the world's oceans for future generations.

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Changing Tides Foundation

Changing Tides Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmental conservation and social justice. The foundation's mission is to empower women and girls around the world by providing them with opportunities to participate in outdoor activities and to engage in environmental activism. The foundation also supports a range of projects aimed at promoting sustainable practices and protecting natural ecosystems, including beach cleanups and marine conservation initiatives.

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Lonely Whale

Ocean conservation & sustainability non-profit.Lonely Whale is an environmental non-profit organization that was founded in 2015 with the aim of promoting ocean conservation and sustainability. The organization has launched several campaigns to raise awareness about the impact of plastic pollution on the ocean and to encourage people to take action to reduce their use of single-use plastics. One of the organization's most notable campaigns is the "Strawless in Seattle" initiative, which successfully eliminated single-use plastic straws from the city of Seattle. Lonely Whale has also partnered with several companies and organizations to promote sustainable business practices and reduce plastic waste. Overall, Lonely Whale is committed to creating a more sustainable future for the ocean and its inhabitants.

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Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa is a well-known actor, producer, and environmental activist. He has been a vocal advocate for ocean conservation and works closely with organizations such as Sustainable Coastlines Hawaiʻi to promote sustainable practices and raise awareness about the impact of plastic pollution on our oceans. Momoa serves as an ambassador for Sustainable Coastlines Hawaiʻi and has participated in beach cleanups and educational initiatives to help protect Hawaii's coastlines. Through his advocacy and partnerships, Momoa continues to inspire others to take action for the environment and support organizations that promote sustainability and conservation.

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Free The Ocean

Free the Ocean is an environmental organization dedicated to reducing plastic pollution in the world's oceans. The organization's mission is to empower individuals to take action by making it easy and fun to contribute to ocean conservation efforts. Free the Ocean achieves this goal by offering daily trivia questions on their website, with each correct answer leading to a donation of one cent towards removing plastic from the ocean. Since its inception in 2018, Free the Ocean has helped fund the removal of over 8 million pieces of plastic from the ocean.

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Pattie Gonia

Pattie Gonia is a drag queen and environmental advocate who inspires people to appreciate and protect nature through her unique Instagram posts. She uses her platform to promote sustainable practices and encourages her followers to take action to protect the environment. Pattie Gonia has become a trailblazer for queer representation in the outdoors and her activism has gained recognition from media outlets and environmental organizations.

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Elana Loo

Elana Loo is an entrepreneur, writer, and environmentalist with a passion for sustainability and social impact. Through her Instagram account and website, she shares insights, tips, and resources on eco-conscious living, ethical fashion, and conscious travel. With her engaging content and commitment to making a positive difference, Elana is a valuable voice in the sustainable living community.

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Parley For The Oceans

An environmental organization that aims to protect and conserve the world's oceans. The organization works to raise awareness about the impact of human activity on the ocean and to promote sustainable practices that reduce plastic waste and pollution. Parley for the Oceans collaborates with businesses, governments, and individuals to create innovative solutions and to inspire action for ocean conservation.

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Break Free From Plastic

The #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement is a network of more than 12,000 organizations and individual supporters from around the world demanding a reduction in single-use plastics and solutions to the plastic pollution crisis. They work to bring about this change through a holistic approach across the whole plastics value change and focusing on prevention rather than cure. To do this the movement works to shift the narrative, changing politics, and movement building.

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Chris Jordan Photographic Arts: Midway: Message from the Gyre

Photo collection of the impact of plastic on Albatross birds.Chris Jordan is a photographer who captured a collection of photos that display the impact of plastic on Albatros birds on Midway Atoll. These raw images of dead baby albatrosses, who are fed lethal quantities of plastic mistakenly by their parents, showcase the dire need to address the plastic pollution problem as it is even affecting species that at thousands of miles away from humans.

Chris Jordan Photographic Arts: Midway: Message from the Gyre
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Greenpeace

For over 50 years, Greenpeace has fought for climate and communities. It has created a global network of independent campaigning organizations that work to peacefully protest and promote solutions that address social, environmental, and economic injustice. To achieve a greener and more peaceful future that is driven by environmental sustainability rooted in social justice, Greenpeace challenges the systems of power and privilege that damage the environment and burden marginalized communities.

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Sea Shepherd

Sea Shepherd is the only fleet in the world whose sole mission is to protect and conserve all marine wildlife, and enforce conservation law. With the goal to enhance a government's own capacity to patrol, monitor, and enforce their own conservation laws, Sea Shepherd supports developing coastal and island governments in protecting their waters against illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. The fleet is able to conduct this work with fully-equipped vessels, professional crews, fuels, and other tools.

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Hawai'i Pacific University's Center for Maine Debris Research

The Center for Maine Debris Research (CMDR) conducts ocean plastic pollution research with the hope to create an trash-free ocean. Given the interdisciplinary work needed to address the plastic issue, CMDR does research in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, economics, and political science. CMDR's research also spans across all size classes of plastic pollution.

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UN Envrionemnt Programme

Since 1972, the United Nations Envrionment Programme (UNEP) serves as the global authroity that sets the envrionmental agenda, promotes sustainability within the UN system, and advocates for the global envrionment. The UNEP works towards transformational change for people and nature by focusing on climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste.

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Ocean Voyages Institute

Ocean Voyages Institute is a non-profit organization that provides sail training opportunities to youth along with providing access to ocean world and educational programs. Their Project Kaisei began in 2009 to focus on ocean cleanup and to raise awareness about the global marine debris problem.

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Hoʻoulu ʻĀina

Hoʻoulu ʻĀina is a 100-acre nature preserve nestled in the back of Kalihi valley, cared for by Kōkua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services. The mission of this piece of land is for it to be a place where people of all cultures can form connections between the health of the land and the health of the people.

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Mission Blue

Mission Blue inspires action to explore and protect the ocean through communication campaigns, oceanic expeditions, and building a network on ocean conservation groups and organizations.

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Mālama Mākua

Organized in 1996, Mālama Mākua is a Kānaka Maoli-led non-profit organization striving to preserve and allow community access to Mākua Valley. Since World War II, the area has been occupied by the US Army filled with bombs and bullets.

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Hui Aloha 'Āina o Ka Lei Maile Ali'i

Hui Aloha 'Āina o Ka Lei Maile Ali'i is organization whose missions are to mālama ʻāina and preserve and kiaʻi sacred spaces across Hawaiʻi. Their several projects to service the community include a community food bank, volunteer service Sundays, and connecting people with services and people who could help them.

Hui Aloha 'Āina o Ka Lei Maile Ali'i
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Full Circle Farm

Located in Waimānalo, on the island of Oʻahu, Full Circle Farm strives help create a more circular waste system. To do so, they strive to rescue food scraps before they're wasted and use that to make compost. Meanwhile, they also educate the community about the process.

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Nā Kama Kai

Founded by pro-surfer Duane DeSoto, Nā Kama Kai ("children of the sea") is a non-profit that teaches children about ocean safety, conservation, and stewardship. Intertwining oiwi knowledge, the organization strives to build community and connect keiki to the ocean.

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Surfrider Spirit Sessions

Formed in 2006, Surfrider Spirit Sessions is a non-profit that utilizes surfing to mentor youth to rise to life's challenges. Intertwining cultural wisdom, youth are provided a safe and nurturing community to thrive.

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AccesSurf

AccesSurf stives to build an inclusive community that empowers people with disability through accessible beach and water programs. They facilitate a range of ocean experiences for people of any age, ability, ethnicity, or financial background.

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