A KAHEA (CALL OUT) FROM THE FAMILIES OF KAʻŪPŪLEHU ON THEIR PROPOSED MARINE RESERVE & PUBLIC HEARING 2-11-16

MESSAGE FROM AUNTY HANNAH SPRINGER: “The families of Kuki`o and Ka`upulehu, have resisted movement away from our `aina aloha, the region of North Kona, called Kekaha and further described as wai`ole (without water). A forever independent lot, we have been goat herders and ranchers, truck drivers and educators, always fishing our home waters and tending […]

Seaweed Greetings and a Happy New Year

SEAWEED GREETINGS! Aloha nui in this season for rest, reflection and rejuvenation. This time is important for building strong communities and families. We are honored to be able to do what we do, to work with you and appreciate all you have done for a vision of abundance and strong communities across Hawai’i nei. We […]

New Friends in North Carolina

A generous alumni grant from Audubon’s Toyota Together Green Fellowship program helped bring alumnus fellow Melanie Allen of the Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) together with KUA in a project to connect the communities in which they work and find potential opportunities to increase  diverse, grassroots participation in the upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress. Every four years, the […]

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The Enduring Song of Uncle Henry Chang Wo Jr.

By Kevin Chang ~ OCTOBER 9, 2015 · CIVIL BEAT · We’ve lost a man who inspired the old and the young to help Hawaii regain its environmental health. ~ Uncle Henry was a founding member of the E Alu Pū network, a 13-year-old statewide grassroots mālama ʻāina network with a vision to collectively build an environmentally abundant and healthy future for communities and the places they most depend on for sustenance.

PARKing Day September 18, 2015

Join the Trust for Public Land Hawaiian Islands Program (TPL), KUA and friends this Friday, September 18, 2015 for Worldwide PARK(ing) Day when thousands of public parking spaces worldwide will temporarily transform into public spaces, including nine “parks” in Downtown Honolulu and Kakaʻako. We will be with KUA staff at the PARK(ing) space in front […]

Lanaʻi Limu Restoration Project

Lānaʻi’s Uncle Allen Kaiaokamalie has dedicated much of his life to teaching young people of his community about land and ocean resources and how to mālama (care for) them. He remembers a time when fish and limu were abundant on the Maunalei shoreline and is saddened younger members of his community can’t fish and gather […]