Maui County bill designed to gut Community Plans

This Thursday June 18th at 9am the Maui County Council Planning Committee will hear PC-021 Amending Chapter 2.80B entitled “A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2.80B, MAUI COUNTY CODE, RELATING TO GENERAL PLAN AND COMMUNITY PLAN.” This bill will remove the force of law from the community plans, making the plans irrelevant and your voice irrelevant. If this passes, all of the time that people have put in over the years on developing these community plans … Read more

Sign Petition: Fund reclaimed water infrastructure

Dear Maui County Mayor and Council, We the undersigned urge you to dedicate sufficient funds in the upcoming budget to fund needed infrastructure at our wastewater plants to transport and store treated water for irrigation use wherever possible. Our Maui Island Plan calls for phasing out of injection wells and the ocean pollution they cause by 2020. Please help us all meet this goal. [emailpetition id=”3″]

Uphold Our Vote

From the Shaka Movement: Yet Again! Justice Delayed is Justice Denied! The Tuesday hearing on Oahu is cancelled. Yes really. We will instead meet in front of the Maui County Building at 11:30am. We will have a major press release, our attorney and the Five Citizen’s will speak. We have 100 of these shirts to fill and banners to hold. Help be there to defend our vote! Mahalo

Panel on Hawaiian Bees

Join the Friends of Haleakala National Park on Thursday, January 29th to hear the latest buzz about Hylaeus, native Hawaiian bee species. Panelists Karl Magnacca and Raina Kaholoa’a will discuss the significance of Haleakala as a refuge for our endemic pollinators and the challenges posed by new invasive species. About the speakers: Karl Magnacca received his Ph.D. in insect systematics in 2005 from Cornell University, based on his study of the evolution of the Hawaiian … Read more

Sierra Club Annual Meeting

Sunday, February 8 Maui Group Annual Meeting – Kaunoa Center (Spreckelsville) Food, fellowship, short inspirational talks and Environmental Heroes Awards. FREE. 11 am to 3 pm. Kaunoa Senior Center. Main dish provided. Please bring side dishes for a great picnic lunch. Theme: “Maui Rising”- a dialogue about the great issues affecting Maui’s future. For email reminder about our annual meeting, go to and click on “Join Our Email List” in left column of our … Read more

Dr. Vandana Shiva Talk on Maui

Tickets are available online for $16.82 up until Jan 20. Description of the event from Center for Food Safety: Dr. Vandana Shiva and Center for Food Safety Executive Director Andrew Kimbrell will join community leaders from across Hawaii on Oahu and Maui to share stories from the frontlines of the global movement to empower community food systems. From Hawaii to India, these stories capture the importance of home rule in the future of food. #VandanaHITour JAN … Read more

6-Story Medical Plaza at Kanaha

AKAKU Crossroads Show Tuesday 6-Story Medical Plaza at Kanaha Tuesday, August 5th.    Irene Bowie, executive director of Maui Tomorrow Foundation, joins host  and Sierra Club Board member, Lucienne deNaie on cable channel 55 from 7:00 to 8:00pm to discuss this controversial project and the state of Hawaii’s wetlands.