Earth Day / Talk to UH Manoa Students
Earth Day / UH Manoa newest student group “One Health Pacific” will host gubernatorial candidates at the UH Manoa ballrooms 2 and 3
The event will be split up into a 3-minute presentation from each of the candidates on how they will make a more sustainable Hawaii and then a Q&A between the candidates and select representatives from student groups in the audience.
Why are we holding this event? In January 2008, the 2050 Sustainability plan was submitted to the Hawaii legislature. To achieve sustainability, the plan proposed 5 main approaches:
1. A sustainable way of life – Spread sustainability ethics to promote a new way of living.
2. Economy – Make Hawaii’s economy diversified and competitive.
3. Natural resources – Respectfully and responsibly use Hawaii’s resources.
4. Community and social well-being – Strengthen Hawaii’s communities by improving public services and safety.
5. Kanaka Maoli and Hawaiian values – Preserve Kanaka Maoli and Hawaii’s indigenous values.
To OHP, sustainability means that the beauty and culture of Hawaii are maintained and respected, that Hawaii will become less reliant on imported goods and that the resources of Hawaii are used responsibly and conserved for future generations. With ongoing events like COVID-19 and Red Hill, the future and safety of Hawaii fall in the hands of Hawaii’s upcoming government officials.
OHP and the other UH student groups represent the newest generation of voters in Hawaii, and we want to know who we can trust to make Hawaii sustainable for generations to come.