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Island Earth Documentary Movie cover photo that shows a traditional Hawaiian system of land management. Water flows from the mountains down to the valleys to the ocean.

Island Earth – Inspirational Documentary

Island Earth Here is the write up from the Island Earth website: A rich and complex tale of a young indigenous scientist’s journey through the corn fields of GMO companies and loi patches of traditional Hawaiian elders reveals modern truths and ancient values that can save our food future. To feed all the humans on […]

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Hawaiis First Trash Water Wheel

At Sustainable Coastlines, Surfrider Foundation, and 808 Cleanups we love Hawai’i’s coastlines and love to keep them clean. We host large scale beach cleanups to inspire people to care for their coastlines. Not only through cleaning every time they visit the beach, but also through reducing their uses of plastic and looking at the sources of trash […]

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Biofuels Plant in Hawaii Is First to Be Certified as Sustainable – The New York Times

KEAAU, Hawaii — The trucks roll in and out of the plant at a business park nestled near papaya farms and a forest preserve on the Big Island here, an operation that transforms waste cooking oils, animal fats, fruit and seeds into biodiesel fuel, nearly 13,000 gallons a day. Owned by Pacific Biodiesel, an industry […]

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EPA Confirms Activists’ Longtime Claims: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Threatens Honeybees

Environmentalists and honey producers have long suspected a link between the pesticide and rapidly declining bee populations. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday that a preliminary risk assessment of the pesticide imidacloprid shows that the chemical poses a threat to some pollinators, specifically honeybees. Imidacloprid is one of four neonicotinoid pesticides that honey […]

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California to label Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’ as “Cancer Causing”

California’s office of Environmental Protection issued a “notice of intent” to label Monsanto’s highly effective ‘Roundup’ weed herbicide’s key ingredient glyphosate as a cancer causing compound. Following the World Health Organization cancer research division’s report of ingredients known to cause cancer, the Cal EPA has decided to officially put Roundup’s active ingredient on a list […]

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Unlearn & Rewild

Vandana Shiva on the Emancipation of Seed, Water and Women

Unlearn & Rewild is a forum where we discuss the critical ideas of our time and parlay them into action for the regeneration of natural communities. Key topics include the rediscovery of wild nature, ecological renewal and resistance, and healing from the trauma of individualistic society. We will travel deep into ancient forests, and enter […]

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