Huakai Kakoo No Waianae Environmental Justice Bus Tour: April 4, 2015

Please see the invitation below from KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance:


You are invited to a cultural and environmental justice tour of Wai‘anae Moku, focusing in on Lualualei Valley.

So many people on O‘ahu have seen little of Wai‘anae except what flies by the window as they drive down Farrington Highway. In fact, Wai‘anae is home to a complex and thriving family of communities who are today striving to defend a uniquely Hawaiian rural way of life. Witness the birth of Māui, see where some of O‘ahu‘s trash is landfilled, learn about illegal sludge dumping, hear first-hand residents‘ concerns over health problems related to dust from the landfill and the development of agricultural lands, learn about the history of land struggles against a golf course and a light industrial park, and take a tour of a working organic farm that helps to grow youth leadership.

Hosted by members of the Concerned Elders of Wai‘anae: Lucy Gay and Alice Greenwood.

This is a unique, first-hand opportunity to see cultural sites, hear traditional mo‘olelo (stories/histories), and visit environmental justice hot spots of the Wai‘anae Coast. Learn about the concerns of communities seeking solutions to protect agricultural and preservation lands, promote healthy and sustainable lifestyles, protect water from mauka to makai, heal houselessness, perpetuate cultural traditions, and promote truly sustainable economic development for Wai‘anae.

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Time: Arrive by 8:30. Introductions.
Bus boards at 8:45 AM
Bus departs promptly at 9:00 AM
Bus returns at 12:30

Place: Meet at LCC-Wai‘anae. Enter Wai‘anae Mall after the Tesoro Station. LCC-Wai‘anae is behind Cathay Inn Chinese Restaurant. 86-088 Farrington Highway, Wai‘anae, HI 96792.

Register: Please register by visiting our Huaka‘i Kāko‘o No Wai‘anae Environmental Justice Bus Tour Event Page. Feel free to circulate this invitation to your friends and family!

More people seek to attend our bus tours than we can accommodate. Let us know as early as possible if you cannot honor your reservation.


Cost: Our tour is free but we appreciate contributions of any amount to off-set costs and to help keep these tours running. If you could like to donate online, no problem! You may safely and securely donate now on our web site.

Bring: Please bring your own lunch, a water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, shoes. Lualualei is known for the sun that has teeth, so it can get hot.

This tour is a collaboration of the Concerned Elders of Wai‘anae, Nani o Wai‘anae, and KAHEA: The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance, with the generous support of the Atherton Family Foundation.

Hoomau Ke Ola Drug Treatment Program Featured on ‘Olelo: March 20 and March 21

Email message to Patti Isaacs, executive director of Ho’omau Ke Ola:

Aloha kaua e Patti,

Your interview on Voices Of Truth – One-On-One With Hawai`i’s Future, “Back From The Brink” is now online.

You may view it anytime here –

Be sure and watch all the way to the end past the credits for a special treat!

It will also soon be on all our various other sites all over the Internet – You Tube, Facebook and Pinterest to name just a few.

You may also see the ‘Ōlelo and neighbor island broadcast schedule by going here –

The first time it will air on O`ahu will be this coming Friday, March 20th at 8 PM and again on Saturday, March 21st at 5:30 PM on `Ōlelo Television, Channel 53.

Additionally it will air in over ninety various cities across the US and internationally.

And a “behind-the-scenes” photo shoot of our taping will appear tomorrow, Monday, Match 16th on our Voices Of Truth Facebook page.

Again mahalo Patti for being on Voices Of Truth – One-On-One With Hawai`i’s Future.


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The Koani Foundation
Visit http://FreeHawaii.Info
“Voices Of Truth” –
Winner 2010 Digital Halo Media Activist Award
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