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a self-sustaining system
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“For the love of our ‘āina! We need to mālama her!”

- Aunty Lehua
The Campaign

Our mission is to bring awareness to the importance of protecting the environment by showcasing real initiatives that community members on Moloka'i are doing. We want to encourage the future generation to be more aware of Native sustainable practice, advocate for these issues, and implement these efforts within their community. 

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One of the most urgent problems lies in trying to recover a trace of Hawai‘i’s sustainability. connecting to the land is an important part of the process of fostering sustainability. At the core of this deep connection is the enduring spirit of aloha ‘āina, or love for the land. Aloha ‘āina represents our most basic and fundamental expression of the Hawaiian experience.
Community Initiatives
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Ua lehulehu a manomano ka ‘ikena a ka Hawai‘i”
(great and numerous is the knowledge of the Hawaiians)
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The History

As the ancestors of the Hawaiian people moved across western Oceania, they consistently met the challenge of living sustainably on geographically limited islands by forming strong and enduring familial relationships with the lands and ocean that supported them. 


Over time, this developed into a worldview that required the careful protection of natural resources to perpetuate the life of the community. Hawaiian sustainability was founded upon this island worldview, which places a sacred and intrinsic value on the interdependence of all life. 


The Hawaiian connection to the land and ocean and their understanding of the sacred nature of this relationship fostered a sustainable culture in Hawai‘i for generations.

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Support Native Hawaiian Land rights

The Publication

Support Native Hawaii land rights by purchasing a copy of the Moloka'i: a self-sustaining system magazine. All proceeds will go towards culturally rooted ‘aina-based programs for youth and adults, such as Kahua Pa'a Mua, Kupu Hawai'i, and Molokai Land Trust.

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