Aloha+ in the Ala Wai

Aloha+ in the Ala Wai

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The Aloha+ Challenge was launched in 2014 and is a joint commitment to sustainability by Hawaiʻi’s leaders – the governor, the four county mayors, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the Hawai‘i State Legislature. The Aloha+ Challenge includes six 2030 goals on clean energy, local food, natural resource management, waste reduction, smart sustainable communities, and green workforce and education. All six goals are being implemented in the Ala Wai Watershed by AWWC partners:

In 2015, the State of Hawaiʻi set for the University of Hawaii System to become net-zero energy by 2035, including the UH Mānoa campus in the Ala Wai Watershed. Hawaiian Electric Company is a member of the AWWC, and you can see solar PV panels on rooftops throughout the watershed!

Want to know where to get local food in the watershed? Check out the farmers market map on the Aloha+ Dashboard!

See the section on community restoration, invasive species, and water sensor network for organizations and initiatives that steward the natural resources in the Ala Wai Watershed.

See the litter prevention and pickup section for organizations and initiatives working on waste reduction, and check out the map of Ocean Friendly Restaurants in the watershed that minimize plastic use!

For organizations and initiatives working to make our communities smart and sustainable, see the disaster resilience, climate change planning, green infrastructure, and design solutions sections.

The watershed includes two major universities as well as dozens of elementary, middle, and high schools who are using the Ala Wai Watershed as a case study for place-based learning. For more information, check out the storytelling, systems thinking, and place based learning sections.

Cover photo credit: Hawaiʻi Green Growth

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