SUST AINA BLE MOLOKAI

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$4,780

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  • John and Lupe

    $95

  • The Wehn Family

    $25

  • Kaya

    $90

  • Jon S

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  • Jon Daniels

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  • Niraj & Hyeon

    $200

  • Charlotte

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  • The Sweeney Family

    $100

  • Christine Fugate & Jeff Jacobs

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  • Tricia Williams

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  • Renee Stauffer

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  • Lesylee Hodge

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  • Mary Ann De Jesus

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  • Anonymous

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  • sue hall

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  • Marc Sternbaum

     

  • Nick and Whitney

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  • Kat Williams

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  • Gabriella

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  • Elizabeth Huxtable

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  • mom

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  • Lori Lerner

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  • lady di

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  • J. Ott

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  • Sarah Atwell Williams

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  • Anonymous

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  • Maxxe Sternbaum

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  • erin stumpf

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  • John Grooms

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  • Rachel Edelman

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SUST AINA BLE MOLOKAI
SUST AINA BLE… SAYS:
Malia Akutagawa, President o…
Malia Akutagawa, President of Sust `āina ble Molokai, earned Bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Biology from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. She was one of eight students selected nationwide to participate in the Multi-Cultural Initiative in the Marine Sciences – Undergraduate Participation (MIMSUP) funded by the National Science Foundation and recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math, and Engineering Mentoring. Malia received a Juris Doctorate and Environmental Law Certificate from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She worked for the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation as an attorney before returning home to Molokai to engage in community-based economic development work. Malia volunteers on a number of boards, commissions, and community groups on land and water use issues, caring for `iwi kupuna (ancient Hawaiian burials), education, and cultural and traditional stewardship. She is currently the director of the Molokai Rural Development Project, which provides workforce training and supports rural economic development initiatives in collaboration with the University of Hawaii Maui College – Molokai and various partners in the public, private, and nonprofit sector. She will be joining the WASI initiative as a delegate from the Hawaiian Island, Molokai.
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SUST AINA BLE MOLOKAI
CROWDRISE : Oct 12, 2011
EIN: 27-3261673
BASED: Kaunakakai, HI, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: sustainablemolokai.org

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We are the people of Moloka'i maintaining our island's rich culture and historic legacy of aina momona (abundant land) and embracing modern pathways to a sustainable future.  Our objectives include creating an environmentally, economically, and culturally sustainable and self-sufficient island that serves as a model for Hawaii and the world. We focus on education and advocacy.

As a strong native community, we take kuleana (responsibility) as the architects of our own destiny, knowing that homegrown solutions work best. Although we are a relatively new organization having officially incorporated in early 2010 and received our 501(c)(3) certification in December 2010, we've operated since 2008 as an "ad hoc" group with over 100 volunteers passionate about protecting and finding sustainable solutions for our island. 

 

Activities and Partnerships: 

Permaculture Research Institute USA (PRI USA) and Alu Like Ho`ala Hou Culture-based At-risk Hawaiian Youth & Families Program.  PRI USA offered a "train the trainer" series to substance abuse counselors providing therapeutic farming as part of their youth treatment program with Hawaiian educators, Homestead farmers and other residents.  Together, they formed a local network of permaculture teachers transferring knowledge to others, a youth mentoring program, and managed major environmental restoration and earth repair projects.  

Aloha Honua Summer Institute.  A 3 week intensive summer program with middle and high-school aged Hawaiian youth with the purpose of inspiring the next generation of Earth Stewards to develop a love and appreciation for their island home as well as their planet.  Our youth were taught a combination of traditional Hawaiian land stewardship and modern permaculture principles in a site specific learning environment.  They were given tools to navigate these two worlds successfully: (1) their one hānau (birthplace) for which their piko (umbilical cord) is attached - an island with a rich heritage and legacy left by their kupuna (ancestors) to guide them still in the ways of living pono (upright, in harmony, balanced with the natural world; and (2) a modern age facing unprecedented global challenges (e.g., climate change, world hunger and poverty, threats to food and energy security, degraded land and watersheds, etc.) for which all must respond collectively and creatively to resolve.

Partnership with local businesses, schools, and the Blue Planet Foundation to swap out incandescent light bulbs for CFLs in 100% of Molokai's households for a 16,000 ton reduction in release of greenhouse gases.

HUI UP! Partnership with Blue Planet  helping families replace their old refrigerators with energy efficient units. Youth interns were trained to mentor and lead their peers in conducting energy audits in 56 Molokai homes participating in the project. Where Moloka’i residents have paid the highest electricity bills in the United States, participating families can save between $150 to $500 annually in utility costs.

Affordable Homes Moloka’i Partnership.  Work with families who are constructing their own homes to implement sustainable practices in their homesteading.

 

EIN: 27-3261673 • sustainablemolokai.org

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Amount Raised:

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91% Raised of $5,400 Goal