Happy Earth Day! Here in Hawai‘i, we are lucky to live in a place with diverse ecology and unique environments. As such, we must actively strive to be stewards of our ‘aina and protect our islands for the future.
Celebrating Earth Day at the State Capitol, students from Farrington High School, Waialua High and Intermediate School, Nanakuli High and Intermediate School, Leilehua High School, Hawai‘i Pacific University, Hongwanji Mission School, ‘Iolani School, and Le Jardin Academy rallied to support a clean energy future and an end to Hawai‘i’s dependency on fossil fuels.
Students sign waive for clean energy along Beretania Avenue in front of the State Capitol
Students display their homemade rallying signs supporting clean energy
Senator Mike Gabbard, Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment, addresses students at the rally
Senator Roz Baker encourages students to support clean and renewable energy
In addition to rallying for clean energy, students also participated in the legislative process. They visited Senate and House galleries to see legislators at work during the legislative floor session, and urged lawmakers to support clean energy policies under current consideration.
Students fill the Senate visitors’ gallery during the Senate floor session
The event was organized by the Blue Planet Foundation, a local nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the quality of life for Hawai‘i residents by supporting a clean energy future.Posted by Hawaii Senate Majority Caucus | 0 comments