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.


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