Volunteer to win Jack Johnson tickets

July 23rd, 2014
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Aloha Friends,

We are excited to announce two great opportunities for you to help us achieve our mission of protecting the North Shore while also giving yourself the chance to win two free tickets to Jack Johnson’s upcoming concerts at the Waikiki Shell on August 1st and 2nd.

Pūpūkea Paumalū Community Stewardship:

Please join us on July 26th from 9:00 to 11:30 am at the Sunset Beach Community Park (adjacent to Sunset Elem.) for a family-friendly community work day at the Pūpūkea Paumalū State Park Reserve.  Stewardship activities will include removing invasive species and rubbish, and planting over 300 native plants in some badly eroded areas.  Additionally, NSCLT will provide the necessary supplies for kids to decorate new picnic tables that will subsequently be placed somewhere nice in the Park Reserve. Please bring any tools that you think would be helpful for the activities we have planned (gloves, handsaws, pickaxes, shovels, weedwackers, etc.). We will provide light refreshments and snacks and a lucky volunteer will be randomly selected to win two tickets to Jack Johnson’s upcoming concert. If you would like to participate in this community workday please RSVP to tim@northshoreland.org.

Can’t make the Workday, but still want to support us and see Jack play?

Not to worry, you can still do so by participating in our upcoming Pledge Drive!

NSCLT is proud to share that we are teaming up with Jack Johnson on his 2014 From Here To Now To You Tour and All At Once, a social action network connecting nonprofits with people who want to become active in their local and world community. All At Once comes to life online at www.AllAtOnce.org and at the Jack Johnson concerts where you can get educated, get inspired, and connect face-to-face with us and other local and national non-profits. All At Once promotes sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives and encourages action through the Capture Your Commitment campaign.

Pledge Drive Details: Jack Johnson’s charity is matching donations contributed to us up to a total of $2500.  Make a contribution right now and your money will be doubled by the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation! You can also win two tickets to see Jack play by participating in NSCLT’s pledge drive from now through July 25th 2014.  The person who is able to secure the highest amount of pledged funds will receive two free tickets to the August 1st show and the person who is able to gather the highest number of pledges, regardless of the total dollar amount, will receive two free tickets to the August 2nd show.

Your Support Matters! Your pledges of support will help North Shore Community Land Trust’s exciting initiatives including the Second Annual North Shore Food Summit (September 11th and 12th 2014), Mālama Kawela-Kahuku Conservation Partnership, Pūpūkea Paumalu Community Stewardship, and

Land Conservation Throughout the North Shore Region.

For Pledge Drive Details or any questions please contact Tim Tybuszewski at tim@northshoreland.org.

Join our Sandy Beach Cleanup on Saturday, July 19 at 10:00am - 12:00pm

July 14th, 2014
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Join Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter, RevoluSun, and Hawaii Ecotourism Association this Saturday for a Sandy Beach Cleanup. Sign-ins beginning at 9:45 with awesome tshirts (see profile picture for design) going out to the first 100 volunteers. Spread the word, bring a group, and help us educate and reduce plastic use in Hawai`i!

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Check out our Ocean Friendly Gardens Program & partnership with Permablitz!

July 8th, 2014
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Aloha Surfriders, we are excited to announce that our Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG) program is joining forces with Permablitz. This amazing partnership will address pertinent issues of stormwater runoff, urban sustainability, and local food security. We are looking to sponsor a dedicated surfrider veteran for the upcoming Permaculture workshop from late July through early August (see attached flyer). We need leadership in this campaign and that could be you!


Additionally, with our partnership, Permablitz is offering hundreds of dollars off the design course costs for Surfrider members… contact us for details and questions (again, see the flyer). Have a great day!”

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Support Bill 40 & Please submit testimony

June 5th, 2014
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Pass Bill 40, which bans disposable polystyrene foam food containers and requires vendors to use compostable material, SIGN THE PETITION

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JUNE 21st - INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY

June 1st, 2014
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INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY BEACH CLEANUP ON JUNE 21st

In celebration of International Surfing Day (ISD), Surfrider Oahu Chapter will kick off the summer by hosting a beach cleanup at Diamond Head with First Hawaiian Bank, on Saturday, June 21st, 9:30am-11:30am.  Lunch, prizes and entertainment will be provided afterward at Kapiolani Park from 12:00-1:00pm.

Founded by the Surfrider Foundation and SURFING Magazine, ISD unites wave-riders worldwide and encourages ocean enthusiasts to help protect our oceans and beaches by participating in family-friendly events.  This year not only marks the 10th anniversary of ISD, with almost 200 events in 30 countries, but it is also the 30th anniversary of the Surfrider Foundation.  Since its inception, International Surfing Day participants have removed more than 70 tons of trash from our coastlines, and thousands have joined or renewed their Surfrider memberships.  This year, Surfrider is also hosting a My Special Place contest on Instagram. For more info on ISD and the Instagram contest, go to isd.Surfrider.org.

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Happy Independence Day!

May 11th, 2014
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A Tale of Two Futures:

The Choice Is Ours

As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, we hope you will support our Two Futures campaign to move our state toward more energy independence.  Hawaii is at a crossroads, and we have a choice to determine what kind of energy future we want.

Do we stick with the status quo and our continued Dependence on Oil? This will lead to more climate change, sea level rise and ocean acidification.  Or do we pursue Energy Independence and clean renewable sources like solar, wind and biofuels? This path will lead to less climate change, a more stable economy and a healthier environment.

Hawaii is particularly vulnerable because the state is the most dependent on fossil fuels and has the highest utility rates in the country (more than three times the national average).  The state consumes 5 million gallons of oil everyday, while spending $5-7 billion a year on imported fossil fuels.

On April 28th, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued a strong condemnation of HECO’s failure to plan a better transition to clean energy.  Saying the existing plan was “not in the public interest,” the PUC set a deadline of Aug. 26th for HECO to redesign a realistic strategy to decrease the use of dirty, expensive fossil fuels and allow for more clean, renewable energy.

To kick off the countdown, the Surfrider Foundation and a coalition of groups has joined the PUC in demanding HECO to come up with a better energy plan. We also came up with a provocative poster and campaign called “A Tale of Two Futures:  The Choice Is Ours.”

The graphic images show the stark contrasts between our existing “Dependence on Oil” (featuring world champion bodysurfer Mark Cunningham) and our potential for “Energy Dependence” (featuring world longboard champion Kelia Moniz).

What kind of future do you want to leave for your kids and what will you do to change our current course? The choice really is ours if we demand it.  As Gandhi once said, “When the people lead, the leaders will follow.”

Learn more and sign the petition at:  www.hawaiitwofutures.com

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Horray! HB 2434 was passed!

May 4th, 2014
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The Hawaiʻi State Legislature passed a bill authorizing the State to invest $40 million in the perpetual conservation of 665 acres of coastal lands on the North Shore of Oʻahu from Kawela Bay  to Kahuku Point.

The passage of HB 2434 by the State House of Representatives by a vote of 49-2 ensures that this priceless five-mile wild coastline will be preserved forever as a refuge for wildlife and future generations.
Perpetual public access to the shoreline and along an extensive network of coastal recreational trails will provide residents and visitors with the unique opportunity to enjoy and mālama this special place.
As always, there is more work to be done, but please join us and the State Legislature in celebrating this milestone.  Please take a minute to thank the our Senators and Representatives for helping make this happen by emailing “MAHALO for protecting Kawela to Kahuku” to reps@capitol.hawaii.gov and sens@capitol.hawaii.gov.
THANK YOU for dreaming big, working together, and believing with us . . . together we can accomplish amazing things.

A huge Mahalo to all the volunteers who attended our Kahuku Beach Cleanup in partnership with Sustainable Coastlines & Kupu

April 6th, 2014
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Join the Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter as we partner with Kupu, Sustainable Coastlines and Ki’ele for an Earth Day Mauka to Makai Cleanup 2014.  We will be cleaning Kahuku Beach on April 19th, 2014 from 9am to 11:30am.  Please park at Kahuku High School, cross the highway and walk to Puulana St. (as you follow the signs).

This will be a very fun event in the sun!  Please make sure to bring sunscreen, gloves and good energies!

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Hooray! HB 2554 has been deferred

March 27th, 2014
Posted in: Beach Preservation, Hawaii, Protecting Special Places,  •  No Comments

We have great news from our friends at the Save our Kaka’ako Coalition.  Please read below for their email blast :

Horray!, HB 2554 has been deferred by the Senate Hawaiian Affairs committee. I believe it was because of strong, and at times, passionate testimony. Friends of Kewalos placed a 12 inch stack of petitions from 2006 till now, right on the table along with a 6 foot long scroll of petitions which had a major visual impact. At the end of the hearing, addressing the crowd, 3 senators spoke with conviction supporting our cause. An uproar of applause followed each Senator. This is the first sign of a change of heart from the legislators. I hope it is a sign of more good things to come.
However, the other bill SB 3122 is still alive.  It is slated to be heard by the House Finance Committee any day now.  If it does occur, we need to have a tremendous turnout with the same passionate testimony to kill it just like HB2554. If we kill it here then we can breather a little easier. However, as you know anything can happen. Please check your email for the notice of hearing and make it a point to atend in your red shirt.
Preparing for the worst, we have already started to plan a Capitol Rally on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Please save the date. We are trying to see if we can bus people in.  If anyone can help with this please contact us @ info@kewalo.org.
The online petition is up to 991 and counting. Now is the time to push it even more.  Let us surpass the 1000 mark and more!

Mahalo for all your testimonies, signing the petitions, letters to your legislators, etc. and your committment to keep KM for all the People to enjoy. We can do this!

Mahalo,
Save our Kaka ‘ako Coalition


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Join us on March 22nd from 10am to 12pm at Kailua Beach Park for a World Water Day Beach Cleanup!

March 11th, 2014
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