A running list of the organizations/projects/companies I’m involved with:
Department of Geography, UH Manoa: Pursuing a PhD researching climate change, agro-food systems, and land use in Hawaii.
Sierra Club Oahu Group: A volunteer-run grassroots group focusing on sustainability issues on Oahu ranging from renewable energy to waste management to agriculture.
Plasch Econ Pacific
And some I was involved with:
HI SOUP: Periodic crowdfunding micro-grant dinner supporting community projects.
Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design: A non-profit focused on regenerating degraded lands and supporting sustainable development through Permaculture based education and consultation.
Urban Farm Hawaii: A non-profit focused on creating opportunities for social and ecological interaction through agriculture in Honolulu’s urban corridor.
Farm Link Hawai’i: An online marketplace and back-end logistics service connecting Oahu’s organic growers with commercial buyers.
Permablitz Hawaii: A reciprocal gardening network with the goal of restoring Hawaii’s food security one backyard at a time through free monthly community workdays transforming home and institutional landscapes.
Pono Permaculture: ‘Ecosystem engineering’ to wed people and place through consultation, design, and education for ecological, social, and economic systems.
Roth Ecological Design International: A company providing design and installation of systems using the power of biology to remedy issues of chemistry in soil and water.
Barter Butcher: Exchange based dispatch of small game.
The Green House: A sustainability learning center with an emphasis on environmental and family education.
Hina`i Network: A network of institutions, organizations, and community groups working on building a health food system from Waianae to the Ewa Plains and the North Shore of Oahu.
Hinai Network Map
Sustainable Hawaii: A weekly talk show about the transition from being individual consumers with rights, to building communities of producers with responsibilities.
- Stormwaters and Surfriders with Rafael Bergstrom
- From the Classroom to the Campus: Sustainability in Higher Education with Matthew Lynch
- Mean Streets to the Green Streets: Exploring Bikeways in Honolulu with Daniel Alexander
- Energy, Entrepreneurship and Economies with Samantha Ruiz
- Crafting Living Communities with Elliot Van Wie
- Eating Local at School with Lydi Morgan Bernal
- Land Stewardship to Lawmaking: Cultivating Civic Engagement with Sarah Leone
- A Natural Way with Allen Fanning
- Bikes, Books and the Volunteer’s Heart with Justine Espiritu
- Designing Smarter Growth: Community Planning & Better Blocks with Matthew Gonser
- Refusenik: the State of Waste with Nicole Chatterson
- Environmental Equity Planning with Annie Koh
- Foraging, Farmers and Future Foods with Nat Bletter
- Culturing Good & Fermenting Change with Rob Barreca
- From Wai to Waiwai: Hydropower in Hawaii with John Wehrheim
- Coordinating a Culture of Change by Debbie Millikan
- Community Supported Fisheries: Fresh, Local & Pono with Jason Chow
- People, Place and Possibility with Brent Kakesako of HACBED
- CoWork for Collective Futures with Rechung Fijuhara
- Food, Justice, Equality with Amanda Shaw
- Making Civics Sexy Again with Stuart Coleman
Hawaii Food Policy Council: A hui of food system fanciers supporting effective policy to make you healthier and better fed.
Manoa Valley Neighborhood Board: Where participatory democracy meets representative democracy each month, in a school cafeteria.
Oahu Farm To School Network: A network of entities supporting school gardens and local food procurement across the island through relationship building, professional development, and policy advocacy.
Oahu Farm to School Network Map