• News for Advocacy

    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Kahalu‘u Bay, a small, 4.2-acre county park, attracts more that 400,000 visitors a year to enjoy its calm, clear waters and vibrant, colorful reef ecosystem. Like many coral reefs in Hawai‘i, this special place is facing many threats. Research confirms that chemicals found in most sunscreens, such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, are contributing to coral decline. These chemicals affect coral growth ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Aloha, Community, Education, Health & Wellness, Sustainability
    Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    For sustainability, the phrase “Think global, act local” has come to mean more with each year of the Ige administration. It means growing more of our own food, focusing on clean energy solutions and nurturing a new generation committed to protecting our islands and island Earth from climate change. Hawai‘i’s leadership has been recognized worldwide for its commitment to sustainable values and ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Sustainability
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    By: Maunakea Observatories   On April 10, 2019, Governor David Y. Ige of the State of Hawai'i issued a proclamation declaring the day "Pōwehi Day" in recognition of the release of the world's first-ever image of a black hole by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration. The proclamation also noted the critical role of two Maunakea Observatories -- the James Clerk Maxwell telescope (JCMT) ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Education
    Thursday, April 18, 2019
    HONOLULU – Hawai‘i Island will be home to a new aquaculture accelerator that aims to attract startups that focus on sustainable solutions for the aquaculture industry. Solutions include innovative feed solutions, breakthrough technology in animal health, and farm and water management.  The new accelerator and its associated investment fund were established by the Natural Energy Laboratory of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Sustainability, Advocacy, Economy
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed HB1180 Act 009 that appropriates funding for Hawai‘i County’s disaster relief, recovery, mitigation, and remediation activities in the wake of the Kīlauea volcanic eruption. Last year’s eruption had an enormous impact on Hawai‘i County, with the cost of public and private economic disruption estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. More than 700 ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Aloha, Community, Economy
    Sunday, January 27, 2019
    ADVOCACY - Chambers from across the State of Hawaiʻi converged on the Capitol for Chamber Week – a week-long series of events designed to encourage chambers of commerce and their members to become more involved in the legislative process plus provide the opportunity to meet legislators. Headed by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaiʻi (COCHI), chambers from Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, Kauai and Oahu joined ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
    Thursday, January 10, 2019
    Chamber of Commerce executives and board leaders from across the state of Hawai‘i headed to the state Capitol on Wednesday, January 9 for a Chamber Week proclamation ceremony with Governor David Ige. Included in the ceremony were the Chamber executives from the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, Kauai Chamber of Commerce, Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and Maui Chamber ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community, Advocacy, Chamber, Networking
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