Hawaii Environmental Court Update

On 7/1/15, Hawaii will become only the second state to launch an Environmental Court. More than 350 Environmental Courts now exist in 41 countries.

On 6/26/15, a symposium was held at UH Law School regarding this exciting launch.   This event was co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Program of UH School of Law, Outdoor Circle, the Natural Resources Section of the Hawai’i State Bar Association, and others.  Symposium materials can be found at these links:

https://www.law.hawaii.edu/environmental-law-program-elp

http://blog.hawaii.edu/elp/

Photo caption:  Environmental advocates for the Wai'anae Coast, Johnnie-Mae Perry and Lucy Gay, attended the Hawaii Environmental Court Symposium on 6/26/15.

Environmental advocates for the Wai’anae Coast, Johnnie-Mae Perry and Lucy Gay,
attended the Hawaii Environmental Court Symposium on 6/26/15.

Inaugural Spinners Café Ahi Shootout a Big Success!

The inaugural Spinners Café Ahi Shootout was held on 6/20/15 at Waianae Boat Harbor.  The tournament is a community event, which raised $2,000.00 for the Hawai`i Children’s Foundation, and provided 4 scholarships for the 2015 Makaha Jr. Lifeguard Program.  Kama`aina Kids hosted a fun zone at the event for the families waiting at the harbor, with all proceeds supporting the many services they provide for the community.

Mahalo to the generous sponsors who contributed great prizes for the tournament teams, and to the volunteers who helped put on the event. Special mahalo to Victor Lozano of Spinners Cafe, and the Waianae Boat Fishing Club and its president, Norman Swift, whose leadership was critical to making this tournament possible.

Spinners Café has been in the Waianae Boat Harbor for the past 3 years.  It is a division of Dolphin Excursions Hawaii, Inc., which has been in business for the past 18 years. Spinners Café has 27 employees, more than half of whom hail from Waianae. For more information, visit: www.spinnerscafe.com

Results of the 2015 tournament, photos, the souvenir booklet, and other tournament information can be found here:

http://www.spinnerscafe.com/ahi-shootout/

Photo caption:  Shayne Sakoda and Sen. Shimabukuro posed in front of the trophy at the inaugural Spinners Café Ahi Shootout, which was held on 6/20/15 at the Waianae Boat Harbor.

Photo caption: Shayne Sakoda and Sen. Shimabukuro posed in front of the trophy at the inaugural Spinners Café Ahi Shootout, which was held on 6/20/15 at the Waianae Boat Harbor.

Free SAT Prep Classes on the Waianae Coast Offered by Nahoku Ala

Nahoku Ala, a 501(c)3 non-profit, offers free SAT preparation classes at Kamaile Academy, Waianae High, Roosevelt High, and Farrington High.  These classes are graciously donated by Cassandra Tokars and the Accelerations Learning Center.  For more information, call 808-741-8390, or email info.nahokuala@gmail.com.

Sen. Shimabukuro posed with Waianae High student Elasha Lowry, who delivered a speech at a fundraiser for Nahoku Ala on 6/26/15.  Elasha talked about how grateful she was for the SAT preparation and life lessons she received from Nahoku Ala founder and instructor Cassandra Tokars.

Sen. Shimabukuro posed with Waianae High student Elasha Lowry, who delivered a speech at a fundraiser for Nahoku Ala on 6/26/15. Elasha talked about how grateful she was for the SAT preparation and life lessons she received from Nahoku Ala founder and instructor Cassandra Tokars.

Plastic Bag Ban: July 1, 2015

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/29407505/businesses-prepare-for-the-plastic-bag-ban-on-oahu

Army hosts hiring fair and military transition summit at Schofield, July 7-8

From: Bugala, Amy L CIV USARMY USAG (US) [mailto:amy.l.bugala.civ@mail.mil]

Aloha Community Leaders – For your awareness and sharing with interested constituents: 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 23, 2015

 Army hosts hiring fair and military transition summit at Schofield

 SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The Army is hosting a free military transition summit and hiring fair at Schofield Barracks, July 7-8, as part of a nationwide initiative to assist veterans, transitioning service members (those

leaving the military), and military spouses find meaningful employment.

 The summit will feature panel and networking events, recruiter training, workshops, and facilitated discussions focused on improving competitive employment for service members, veterans, and military spouses.

 Special guest speakers include the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Mr. Thomas Perez, and the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Mr. Robert McDonald, as well as other national and local business leaders.

 The summit is being coordinated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s

Hiring Our Heroes program, which has been organizing these events at military installations worldwide since 2014.

 A second summit is being held in Hawaii at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 8-9.

 Event details and registration are available online:

http://www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/hawaii-transition-summits.

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History of the Service Member Transition Summits:

Developed in 2014 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the White House’s Joining Forces initiative, these transition summits are designed to educate recruiters and community leaders on best practices in hiring and retaining military employees, while also helping service members and military spouses prepare for the civilian workforce.

 For more information:

http://www.uschamberfoundation.org/sites/default/files/Summit%20Brochure%202015_0.pdf

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U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and U.S. Army Hawaii

Public Affairs Office

p:808-656-3158/3159/3160

usaghi.comrel@gmail.com

 

Learn more at:

www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil

www.hawaiiarmyweekly.com

PVT Land Company, Ltd. Draft EIS Available

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Bike Safety & Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop @ Waianae Public Library: Wednesday June 24

2015 summer biking session