he lono moku – The State of the Environment: HAWAI‘I 2016 Report Release (August 17, 2016)

The State of the Environment: HAWAI‘I 2016
With the IUCN World Conservation Congress being held in the United States for the first time, Hawai‘i’s environment and sustainability efforts are on the world stage. He lono moku recognizes this global momentum and highlights priorities for environmental equilibrium in Hawai‘i. This state of the environment report shares our advances in freshwater security, renewable energy, and community-based marine management—and is candid about where our efforts are falling well short.

Each year, he lono moku will track and share progress across a variety of environmental topics. At the center of the world’s largest ocean and with a tourism economy directly linked to our environment, we cannot afford to overlook our precious natural resources. As the voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a returns home after circumnavigating island earth, the Hawai‘i Environmental Funders Group joins the global call to embrace a “mālama honua”—care for the earth—mindset to ensure that our islands thrive for generations to come.

Hawaiʻi Environmental Funders Group
Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation is an affiliate of the Environmental Funders Group (EFG).  Formed in 2010, it is a network of sixteen local and national funders who invest in the environment and sustainability of the Hawaiian Islands.  Hawaiʻi is home to some of the most biologically rich terrestrial and marine ecosystems on the planet.  And our islands offer tremendous potential for renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and natural resource conservation. 

About this Report
The State of the Environment: Hawaiʻi report seeks to track the progress of critical resource protection work underway, as well as identify opportunities to make game-changing impacts. Each year the report will focus on different priority issues. Read the report here: http://www.helonomoku.com/report/