How to avoid 5G and EMF Radiation in Honolulu and Beyond

We Surveyed Honolulu for EMFs

We measured Honolulu area for EMF radiation in the VHF-RF range to find EMF free zones, determine background levels, and locate worst sources of EMF electrosmog pollution in Hawaii.

Why? Simply because EMFs (especially in the high frequency range such as cell, wi-fi, 4G, etc.) have been shown to cause various health problems, as documented in the following scientific studies presented by the Bioinitiative Report.

EMFs are virtually undetectable by any of the five human senses, so specialized equipment is needed to locate and measure EMFs.

The results of our survey showed that EMF free zones in Honolulu are virtually non-existent. Which makes sense, since it’s a very urban area with lots of cell-phone towers, wi-fi, and now 5G on Oahu and some of the outer islands.

Honolulu background levels were mostly from “Yellow to Orange.” On a scale presented by EMFields “Green” being best (0.01-.02 v/m) and “Red” being worst at 3 v/m and above. Some areas were “Red”, usually directly dependent on our proximity to a mobile cell-phone tower, as we drove through Honolulu.

Acousticom 2 EMF Levels Chart
This is how Acousticom 2 RF Meter displays EMF Levels. ES stands for “electro-sensitivity” (of a person)

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“Green” areas were almost non-existent.
But, luckily we found some!

We used the Acousticom 2 EMF pocket meter to see actual exposure levels in our immediate environment. It’s extremely easy to use and it fits in the pocket.

The Acousticom 2 measures high frequency EMFs in the RF (radio frequency) microwave range from 200MHz – 8GHz. This range catches cell phone towers, Wi-Fi, smart meters, radar, cell phones, and common 5G frequencies. It even lets you hear these dangerous EMFs, which is helpful in determining its source. The audio function can be turned on and off.

Best EMF-Free Zones

1. Best EMF free zone we located in Honolulu was at Lyon Arboretum in Manoa Valley. Tucked away from cell towers, protected by lots of big trees and vegetation, and less people (with cell-phones!) than the adjacent Manoa Falls hike are main factors that make Lyon Arboretum a great place to escape the EMFs and get in touch with Nature!

Here we found it important to put our cell phones on airplane mode, so that they don’t emit EMFs we’re trying to escape from in the first place!

Halona cove had very excellent results too.

2. Second best was Diamond Head beach area between the beach and the cliffs. Although it was not completely free of EMFs, this area showed very low levels.

3. Third best was Makapuu beach, which had more EMFs than Diamond Head lookout area, but had much less EMFs than the background levels of Honolulu.

Worst EMF Zones

Worst areas for EMFs in Honolulu are generally any location close to a cell phone tower. The closer to a cell phone tower – the more radiation. This article has maps of cellphone towers.

High traffic areas such as Kapahulu Ave. and McCully Ave. showed above average readings for EMF exposure. These streets are lined with cell phone towers. Most of these cell phone towers are on top of apartment buildings!

A disturbing find is a cell phone tower on top of the Moili’ili Community Center which has a daycare inside. The cell tower is on the roof directly above children’s heads! Of course, staff, and visitors who frequent this area are exposed, as well.

We noticed that many cell-towers in Honolulu are also placed right across from public schools and pre-schools! This is disturbing, since children are more susceptible to EMF radiation than adults.

A child’s skull is thinner than that of an adult, so more radiation reaches their brain directly. Also, a child’s body is less developed to deal with the stress from the EMF radiation.

Conclusion: How to Avoid EMF Exposure

To avoid or reduce the potential damage from EMF radiation (including 5G) you have to leave the urban area to an area where your mobile cell phone has little or no cell signal.

For example, an isolated beach protected by a mountain/cliff or a deep valley tucked away in the mountains. (Some examples are described above under “Best EMF-Free Zones.”

When your mobile phone has no or little signal means that the closest cell tower is far away (and so is the radiation that it emits). Then, mobile phone should be on airplane mode or turned off so that it’s not radiating it’s own EMF frequency. Wi-fi and bluetooth should be off, as well.

For maps of most cell phone towers and maps of 5G towers in Hawaii check out this article.

It’s great to meditate, reflect, breathe deeply and slowly in this EMF-Free Zone Natural Environment.

ENJOY WHILE WE HAVE IT!

SINCE TECH GIANTS ARE PLANNING TO LAUNCH 5G DRONES OVER HAWAII (LANAI AND MAUI) AND AND THOUSANDS OF 5G/4G SATELLITES OVER THE ENTIRE WORLD IN EARTH’S ORBIT (STARLINK SATELLITE PROJECT).

WILL WE BE ABLE TO ESCAPE THE COMING EMF DOSING?

YES! BECAUSE WE THINK AHEAD AND CAN ADAPT TO A RAPIDLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENT!

Check out this in-depth article on how you can further reduce harmful EMF radiation.

Dangers of 5G and EMF Radiation

Physical health symptoms associated with EMFs and 5G

EMFs are dangerous to health

EMFs (Electro Magnetic Frequencies) including 5G are invisible, untouchable, and virtually undetectable, but they pose significant health risks to humans and other living beings according to many leading health experts of today and numerous scientific studies throughout the years.

Scientific studies on EMF exposure have shown DNA damage, Blood Brain Barrier damage, and a multitude of health symptoms ranging from fatigue to sleep disorders, headaches, skin conditions, and nausea just to name a few.

(Source: Bioinitiative Report)

Public Safety Limits on EMFs

Exposure limits in the US, Canada, and Japan only protect the public from death from overheating, not accounting for health risks mentioned above.

EMF public safety exposure limits vary greatly from country to country. The worst EMF public safety limits are in the US, Canada, Japan, and Israel.

Best EMF public safety limit is in Salzburg, Austria and few other European countries.

Types of EMFs

Non-ionizing EMFs are categorized by different frequency groups, for example: RF (Radio frequency), PF (Power Frequency) from power lines, electricity in the walls, sub-stations, etc. HF (High frequency), and VHF (Very High frequency) – a microwave frequency such as 3G, 4G/LTE, and 5G are part of.

Ionizing EMFs are UV (ultra violet), x-ray, infra-red, gamma rays, etc. are not the focus of this article.

Sources of EMF (VHF) Radiation

Very High Frequency microwave EMFs including 5G are the one we’re concerned about the most, since it’s so prevalent in today’s urban high-tech environment.

Some of the worst EMF sources include: cell phone towers, wi-fi routers, smart meters, cell phones, bluetooth signals, cordless phones, and microwave ovens.

These devices operate in a very high frequency range of 800 MHz – 8 GHz. That is 800,000,000 Hz (800 million Hz) to 8,000,000,000 (8 billion) Hz!

5G stands for 5th generation (after 4G/LTE). 5G frequencies are expected to be at least 10 times higher than 4G frequencies mentioned above. Up to 86 GHz (86 billion Hertz).

For comparison, the human brain oscillates in the range of 1 to 30Hz range. (30Hz being a stress response/anxiety and 10Hz being an calm Alpha brain wave of creativity, reflection and mediation.)

Since these artificial EMF frequencies easily penetrate the human body and especially the brain, it’s no wonder top 10 symptoms of (ES) electro-sensitivity are related to areas of the mind such as mood, learning, and feelings (of anxiety/depression).

Conclusion

To reduce the health risks associated to continuous exposure to EMF radiation (including 5G), it may be wise to avoid it as much as possible.

After learning that EMFs and 5G are dangerous to health we decided to write an article on how to avoid or reduce this type of EMF radiation.

In the following article we give practical advice on how to reduce and avoid exposure to harmful EMF waves and 5G. We surveyed Honolulu area in search of low to non-existent EMF (VHF) environment.

Our conclusions are presented in the next article.

GMO Potatoes and How to Avoid Them

GMO potatoes: the latest. As of May, 2017 there are at least 9 approved varieties of genetically engineered potatoes in the US. The GMO potato made it to #4 (out of 15) on our updated list of GMO foods.

The potato is a major staple in the Western diet and source of energy through carbohydrates. Indeed, potatoes are very popular, therefore patenting them through genetic modification is highly lucrative.

Genetically modified potatoes are engineered to withstand bruising, viruses, fungi, and bugs. GE potatoes are also expected to exhibit low levels of acrylomide – a carcinogenic toxin produced by cooking potatoes. (Source: www.innatepotatoes.com)

J.R. Simplot is one of the largest suppliers of potatoes in the US. J.R. Simplot’s new generation of GMO potatoes is expected to be more marketable. It’s called “Innate.” In the Summer of 2014 about 400 acres worth of Simplot Innate GMO potatoes sold at Midwest and Southeast grocery stores.

Simplot aims to significantly increase it’s output of genetically engineered potatoes in 2017 by planting more than 6000 acres. These GMO potato varieties come from: Russet Burbank, Ranger Russet, Atlantic, and Snowden potato cultivars. (Source: USDA APHIS)

Genetically engineered potatoes don’t bruise or turn brown when cut, unlike non-gmo potatoes. GE potatoes will be marketed to grocery stores and restaurants due to their longer shelf life and “prettier” appearance. J.R. Simplot has been the main supplier of potatoes to McDonald’s. Even so, McDonald’s made a pledge that it won’t be buying Simplot’s Innate GMO potatoes.

Special Note: Potatoes, just like tomatoes are part of the Nightshade family. People who follow AIP (Autoimmune Protocol diet) or people with leaky gut tend to avoid members of the Nightshades, since they are thought to be irritating to the gut regardless of GMO status.

Different varieties of potatoes. Image credit: Scott Bauer, USDA ARS

How to Avoid GMO Potatoes?

  1. Buy certified organic potatoes. The surest way to avoid the GMO potato is to make sure your potatoes are organic. Organic farming specifically prohibits use of GMOs. The other benefit is that your potatoes won’t be grown in artificial chemical concoctions of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, bio-sludge, irradiation, and other unhealthy farming methods.
  2. Avoid non-organic processed food with potato ingredients. This includes frozen meals with potatoes, powdered potatoes (including mashed potato powders), canned soups with potatoes, potato chips, etc.
  3. Avoid Russet-looking potatoes when eating out. Unless the company or the food prep manager can tell you with 100% certainty that the potatoes they use are 100% non-gmo. This includes restaurants (big and small, fast and slow), deli departments, ready-made-meals at grocery and convenience stores, gas stations. The amount of Russet, Snowden, and Atlantic varieties of potatoes being GMO is increasing over time.
  4. Switch to sweet potatoes. If organic potatoes are not available or the non-gmo potato status cannot be verified, opt-in for the sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are healthy and delicious. Currently there is no GMO sweet potato on the market. There are several varieties of sweet potatoes. They can be identified by their color on the inside such as the purple “Okinawa,” the orange sweet potato, the yam, and the white sweet potato. Our personal favorites are the purple and the orange organic sweet potato.
  5. Switch to non-Russet potatoes. If organic potatoes or sweet potatoes are not available or the non-gmo potato status cannot be verified you can reduce your chances of bying GMO by getting potato varieties that haven’t been genetically modified. So, stay away from: Russet Burbank, Ranger Russet, Atlantic, and Snowden potato cultivars. These can be identified by light brown skin and off white inside.
  6. Switch to other sources of non-gmo carbs. Potatoes are carbs. Carbs are required by our bodies for energy production. Too much or too little carbs is not good. Other sources of non-gmo carbs, other than the sweet potatoes mentioned above include: rice, carrots, pumpkin, beans, pasta, bread (if made with non-gmo ingredients) etc. Basically any carb or starch that’s not on our list of GMO Foods.
  7. Grow your own! Gardening is fun, grounding, and connects us directly to what sustains us: our food, water, the Sun, nature. Potatoes are relatively easy to grow. There are techniques using barrels or large pots that allow you to really multiply the harvest substantially by adding more and more soil into the container as the potato grows. You can even go to a grocery store or farmers market to get your initial potato starters. Just make sure you start with fresh organic potatoes.

Organically grown Russet Burbanks potatoes. Image credit: Steve Caruso

Organically grown Russet Burbanks potatoes. Please note: GMO version exists. Image credit: Steve Caruso

Blue Swede (non-gmo) purple potato variety. Image by Paebi

Blue Swede (non-gmo) purple potato variety. Image by Paebi

ALERT: Hawaii Bees Huge Decline, Now Endangered Species

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Recently Hawaii experienced it’s worst honey bee die-off since the survey began seven years ago. It’s estimated that a total of 38% of Hawaii honey bee colonies collapsed according to the latest 2015-2016 annual survey by the Bee Informed Partnership. California honeybee loss was at almost 40%. Highest honey bee loss in the entire US was in Mississippi at over 71%!

This is a sharp rise in honey bee die-offs from the previous survey year. In 2014-2015 only 14% Hawaii bee colonies experienced collapse. That year Hawaii had least die-offs in the entire US. We wrote about it because it was significant and very positive news. But, unfortunately things changed for the worse very quickly.

The Yellow-Faced Bee: Now Endangered Specie

For the first time in US history bees were added to the Endangered Species list. Seven species of yellow-faced bees native to Hawaii were added to the Endangered Species Act in 2016. Although, this protection came right after the recent 38% honeybee die-off, it took the Xerces Society almost a decade to convince the government to protect these Hawaiian bee species.

Potential Causes of Bee Deaths

The million dollar question is: “What caused a 2.7 time increase in Hawaiian honey bee deaths in just one year?” Indeed, there are numerous factors that can hurt the bees: pollution, toxic agricultural chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, loss of habitat due to development, as well as biological enemies such ants, mites, and viruses like varroa and nosema.

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Luminous vapor trail of tri-methyl aluminum (TMA). Credit: NASA

One less-talked-about potential bee-killer is Geoengineering. Geoengineering is also known as Weather Modification – a form of climate control practiced all over the world, including Hawaii. It’s ironic that the scientific community often dismisses it as “chemtrails conspiracy theory,” while on the other hand it promotes it as areal atmospheric spraying and cloud seeding.

For example, NASA admits using atmospheric “tracers” containing aluminum, lithium, barium and other particles. Lithium is also used in batteries and as an anti-psychotic drug. Aluminum is a neurotoxin with strong links to Alzheimer’s and nerve damage. Aluminum is also toxic to plants. Barium is toxic, as well.

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Image of a daytime lithium trail from a sounding rocket launched from Wallops Island, Virginia, in July 2013. Credit: NASA

Another example is straight from Harvard University. In 2018 Harvard scientists are planning to spray an aerosol into the stratosphere to reflect the Sun’s heat to combat global warming. These researchers want to test several undisclosed materials. However, from our own research aluminum oxide particles are one of the main ingredients used for this purpose due to their reflectivity and low weight.

Furthermore, a 2015 research study on wild bumble bee population and aluminum exposure found that the bumble bee pupae were heavily contaminated with Aluminum in the UK. According to the study: “The significant contamination of bumblebee pupae by aluminium raises the intriguing spectre of cognitive dysfunction playing a role in their population decline. (…) colonies with high concentrations (of aluminum) in the pupae tended to have smaller pupae.”

Considering all of the above causes behind bee deaths it is our conclusion that it is not a single cause, but rather a combination of above causes responsible for collapses in bee populations.

Fake Substitutes Instead of Real Solutions?

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RoboBee. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Tech companies and researchers are rushing to capitalize on the sharp decline in bees and other pollinators. After all, humanity and plants’ lives have depended on real living pollinators for thousands and millions of years, respectively. Why not replace them with artificial robots.

So now, instead of finding real solutions, some are quick to offer fake substitutes in the form of robot bees. or Autonomous Flying Robots is not science-fiction, they are tiny insect-like-drones developed by Harvard University.

It’s ironic that Harvard is also behind the proposed 2018 geoengineering experiment (mentioned above), which could harm real bees with aluminum oxide aerosol. There are other similar bee-robot developments taking place around the world, including Japan.


Real Solutions to Save the Bees

  1. Live the Organic Life. As much as possible, buy organic food, naturally derived household and personal care products. Organic farming specifically prohibits the use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides and many other agricultural chemicals that are harmful to the bees and other beneficial insects, such as the Monarch butterflies. In addition, conventional, non-organic agricultural chemicals wreak havoc on our own health through toxic residues in food. So it’s a win-win for the bees and for our own health when we buy organic.
  2. Start an organic garden. Turn that plain-old boring lawn into a mini-biosphere where bees can thrive. Bees need flowers to pollinate. Grow bee-friendly plants. Where there are no flowers, there’s no sustenance for the bees. In addition, your family can harvest healthy, ultra-fresh organic produce without having to go to the grocery store every time. Organic gardening is very grounding and a great way to connect to nature, while making a difference for the bee community.
  3. Awareness and sharing. Keep it simple. Share this knowledge with everyone and anyone. If everyone on Earth followed the first two steps outlined above the whole world would change and transform into a welcoming habitat for the bees and other beneficial pollinators. The whole world would heal and become harmonious once again.

The following photos are from our visit to an organic honeybee farm on the Big Island in 2016.


Article sources:

Bee Informed Partnership
OrganicHawaii
Natural Society
Xerces Society
GeoengineeringWatch
NASA
Dr. Mercola
NaturalNews
PLOS.org
Harvard University

Earth Day 2017: Hawaii Events

Earth Day 2017 Hawaii

Earth Day 2017 is on Saturday, April 22. There will be lots of fun, family friendly Earth Day events in Hawaii to celebrate and raise the awareness of environmental preservation. We will be adding more events to this list, as information becomes available. If you know of an Earth Day event that’s not listed, please let us know and we will be happy to add it! 🙂

Oahu

Waikīkī Beach Clean-Up
Cost: FREE: Validated Self Parking at the Hyatt Regency for Beach Clean Up participants.
FREE Continental Breakfast provided
When: APRIL 22, 2017 Saturday 7am – 9am
Where: Meet at Dukeʻs Statue Kūhio Beach Park in Waikiki
More info

Mauna to Makai Earth Day at Waikiki Aquarium
Cost: FREE
When: Saturday, April 22, 9am-2pm (Free Admission!)
Location: The Waikiki Aquarium
Description: Guests will take part in interactive booths, entertainment and a variety of hands-on learning activities and displays that showcase preservation and protection of Hawaii’s environment. Among the activities will be a fish release and native plant giveaway. More info

VSH Earth Day Celebration
Cost: FREE
When: April 22, 1-6pm
Where: Banan
1810 University Ave.
Honolulu, HI
Description: Vegetarian Society of Hawaii event with lots of live music, t-shirt giveaways, special speakers/presentations, plant sale, delicious treats, fundraiser, and more. More info

Plant it Forward 2.0
Cost: $5 donation. Snacks and water provided.
When: Sat, April 22, 2017. 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: KEY Project
47-200 Waihee Road
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Description: Learn and Help Restore the Waihe‘e Lo‘i. Join us for our Earth Day service project torestore the Waihe‘e Lo‘i and learn about the history and importance the lo‘i plays in our current local culture.
More info: Society of Young Leaders

Earth Day After pARTy!
Cost: $10 donation
When: Sat, April 22, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Arts At Marks Garage
1159 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96817
Join us for an engaging night of art, activism & environment gathered around the idea that we can create progressive positive change through passion, creativity & activated community! More info

Earth Day at the North Shore Country Market
Cost: FREE
When: Saturday, April 22 at 8 AM – 2 PM
Where: Sunset Beach Elementary School
59360 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712
Description: Live music, Yoga, community plant and seed swap. The market will have produce, flowers jewelry, art, kids clothes, succulents, jard drinks, healing ointments, photos, and much more. Everything is made in Hawaii. More info

Optimysstique Earth Day (North Shore)
Cost: Donation
When: Saturday, April 22. 10 AM – 9 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Erdman
Mokuleia Forest Reserve, 69-385 Farrington Hwy, Waialua, HI 96791
Description: Hosted by Optimysstique. Live music, djs, yoga, bodywork, clothing swap, seed swap, vendor village, and more. More info


Big Island (Hawaiʻi)

Earth Day 2017 Fair & Conservation Career Day
Cost: FREE
When: Friday, April 21st, 2017 • 9am – 2pm
Where: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
200 W. Kāwili Street

Description: “2017 Earth Day celebration boasts educational videos, informational exhibits and science demonstrations, expert guest speakers, a food sustainability panel, environmental science skill-building workshops, marine touch-tanks, dance troupes, HICCUP Circus performance, hula, storytellers, face-painting, campus garden tours, an environmental career fair, unmanned aerial vehicle flight simulators, and many other engaging activities. Free plants, fruits, and other giveaways will be available throughout the day.” – Source: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/earthfair/


Maui

West Maui Greenway Earth Day 2017 Celebration
Cost: FREE
When: Saturday, April 22 at 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Where: Lahaina Civic Center
Phone: (808) 661-4685
Website: http://www.westmauigreenway.org/events.html

Description: First kick-off event to help raise awareness for the West Maui Greenway project, a proposed 25-mile, multi-use pathway along Maui’s Western shore. Lots of activities such as yoga, hula, keiki activities, arts, Greenway exploration rides, and music entertainment.

Organic Hawaii Part of Good Food Org Guide!

Organic Hawaii Good Food Org Guide

OrganicHawaii is honored and excited to be selected as part of the FoodTank and James Beard Foundation 3rd annual GOOD FOOD Org Guide featuring organizations creating a better food system across the United States! You can download the guide for FREE here.

Food Tank is a leading organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. FoodTank spotlights environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty and creates networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change. (Source: FoodTank.com)

The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. A cookbook author and teacher, James Beard was a champion of American cuisine who helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. (Source: jamesbeard.org)

Anointed the “Dean of American cookery” by the New York Times in 1954, James Beard laid the groundwork for the food revolution that has put America at the forefront of global gastronomy. He was a pioneer foodie, host of the first food program on TV in 1946! (Source: jamesbeard.org)

We at OrganicHawaii firmly believe that the best kind of food is local, organic, non-gmo, and wholesome.

MAHALO for your support!!!!

Kauai Canoe Plant Festival 2016

Canoe Plant Festival Celebrates National Farm-to-School Month

KALIHIWAI – On October 16th, 2016 Malama Kauai will host a Canoe Plant Festival gathering to celebrate National Farm-to-School Month and the fall harvest at their Community Farm in Kalihiwai Ridge from 10am to 5pm.

A wide variety of activities and workshops will be offered, including chef demonstrations and cooking workshops, as well as agriculture and growing-focused workshops, all centered around canoe plants, such as taro/kalo, coconut/niu, breadfruit/ulu, and others. There will also be music and vendors.

Adult tickets are $15 and those who purchase advanced tickets online will receive a special gift upon check-in at the event. Children 18 & under are free and there will be a variety of keiki activities offered.

The event is brought to you by Malama Kauai, a local nonprofit celebrating its 10-year anniversary of focusing on sustainability and food production issues for Kauai. Their programs include the 7-acre Community Farm that this event will be held at, as well as the Kauai School Garden Network, Hawaiian Charter School Food Program, Village Harvest Gleaning Project w/Kauai Master Gardeners, Kauai Ag Internship Program, and more.

This event is sponsored by Hawaii Tourism Authority, The County of Kauai, and KauaiFestivals.com. For more information on the event, including schedule of activities or to purchase tickets, visit www.MalamaKauai.org or call 828-0685 x12.

Mahalo!

Canoe Plant Festival

Action Alert! Support Hawaii Organic Farms

Action Alert Support Organic Hawaii farms

Recently Hawaii became the first state in the US to pass legislation providing tax breaks for local farmers to offset the cost of getting certified organic! This bill would allocate up to $50,000 to each qualifying farm operation to cover such expenses as organic certification costs and equipment, for example.

Hawaii governor David Ige hasn’t yet decided whether he will sign it into law. You can take action and tell governor David Ige why it’s a great idea to have more organic farms in Hawaii, so he can sign this bill into law!

Here are some good reasons to support this cause, which would create: #1. more availability of certified organic/healthy food! #2. cheaper/sustained prices on organic (more supply = price goes down) #3. better for the environment and health!! These 3 reasons alone are a huge incentive to sign this legislation into law!

TAKE ACTION! Submit your comments to Gov. David Ige by June 27 deadline IN SUPPORT of “HB1689” HERE!

Mahalo to Hawaii representative Chris Lee, Hawaii Center for Food Safety and all those who support these positive changes!

Updates on this measure are published here

Earth Day 2016 Events in Hawaii

Earth Day 2016 is officially on Friday, April 22nd. Additionally, many Earth Day events in Hawaii will take place on other days during the second half of April. This year’s Earth Day theme is Trees for the Earth! Here’s a growing list of Earth Day events scheduled to take place across Hawaii. If you know of another event that we missed, just let us know and we’ll add it! 🙂


Oahu

UH Mānoa Earth Day

Friday, April 22 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: University of Hawaii Mānoa Campus Center and Legacy Pathway

Annual Earth Day Celebration at UH Manoa including food, activities, live music, and information, all in the name of sustaining our planet! An annual tradition promoting sustainability efforts on-campus and in the community to foster networking, involvement and inspiration.

Mauna to Makai Earth Day at Waikiki Aquarium

Saturday, April 23 9am-4:30pm (Free Admission!)
Location: The Waikiki Aquarium
This event will highlight the impact we make on water sources from Mauka to Makai. The Waikiki Aquarium and 15 other organizations will provide educational activities for both children and adults on how to preserve and protect our diverse environment.

The North Shore Country Market

Saturday, April 23rd, 8am-2pm
Location: Sunset Beach Elementary School
The North Shore Country Market is a non-profit market dedicated to sustainability and community. NSCM will be hosting an Earth Day celebration on April 23rd from 8-2pm across from Pipeline at the Sunset Beach Elementary School. NSCM will be having a plant and seed swap for community members to bring and trade seeds, plants and cuttings with others. NSCM also have organic plants for sale from Lokahi nursery, local produce, food, live music, yoga at 11am, keiki activities and more!

Yoga for Earth Day

Saturday, April 23 at 2pm – 4pm
Location: Still & Moving Center
1024 Queen St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Cost: $30 or $50 for two if you bring a friend. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter.

In celebration of Earth Day, join us in an exploration of how the teachings of yoga can guide us to be better stewards of the planet and help us to acknowledge both our love and pain for the world. We will also learn about and honor threatened and endangered native Hawaiian animals through a short asana practice and cultivate interconnectedness and loving kindness towards the world through guided meditations. This workshop is for anyone who would like to become more empowered to become better activists on behalf of our island Earth. Native plants sale provided by Hui Ku Maoli Ola.

Waimanalo Beach Park Earth Day Cleanup and Ultimate Sand Sifter Competition

Saturday, April 30, 9am-2pm
Location: Waimanalo Beach Park

9:00am – check in, 9:30am-12:00pm – Clean Up, 12:00pm-2:00pm – live music, games, and more!
Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and Partners bring you the 2016 Earth Day Cleanup and Ultimate Sand Sifter Competition. Everyone is invited! Check in is at 9AM at Waimanalo Beach Park. Winners receive a $1,000 prize and all entrants get a goodie bag!


Maui

2016 Maui Earth Day Festival

Sunday, April 17, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Cost: $7 entrance fee, kids free
Location: Ke‘opuolani Park Amphitheater, behind the Maui Nui Botanical Garden
19th annual Maui Earth Day will be celebrating with two stages of live music, information booths and a silent auction. There will be food booths providing delicious, healthy foods and vendors offering all kinds of eco friendly products and a healing zone with massage therapists, intuitive healers and body workers. There will be a Keiki Parade and much more!


Kauai

Earth Day Rising VI

Sunday, April 24, all day
Location: Malama Kauai Community Farm in Kalihiwai Ridge
Cost: $15 advanced donation online, $25 donation at door, keiki 16 and under FREE

The 6th annual Earth Day Rising Festival will have workshops and panels on sustainable living, agriculture, and conservation, farm kids activities, clothing swap tent, seed and plant giveaway, music, food, and more!


Big Island

Earth Day at Kahakai Elementary Kona Hawaii

Friday, April 22nd

Painted Trees of Hawaii will be planting 250 eucalyptus trees to celebrate Earth Day. Special guest, Kelly Dunn, fine art photographer will give a presentation to the students about these beautiful trees.