I’ve always said that one of the things I love about living in Hawai`i is its activist mentality. When people want something done, they take action. Likewise, when they don’t want something to happen, they step up, as well. Hawai`i is a place where people raise their voices. I dig that.
Last week, a story of mine published on The Atlantic’s CityLab.
It recounts the kind of community spirit I often run across in these Islands, when people say, “No more. Not in my backyard.” In this case, the way to save a North Shore reef and its fisheries for future generations is a return to traditional subsistence-based values. The movement is a nod to the wisdom of ancestors and the longtime ways of a place.
I hope you’ll give it a read. Just click on the link above. Or here.