Enough With The Deferred Maintenance: Time To Reinvest In Environmental Infrastructure

The wisdom of Hawaii communities and families can lead, as they know best the places they call home intimately. A culture that supports and promotes co-stewardship and community-based management is at the core of KUA’s work.  Uncle Mac Poepoe of Mo’omomi, Molokaʻi, one of our founding kupuna, was ahead of his time when in 2002—two decades ago—he expressed the view that communities around Hawai’i could benefit from learning directly from one another how to better mālama ‘āina. And they have. They also learned they need to build their capacity and support the capacity of responsible, accountable, resourced partners and relationships.