|Lynette Paglinawan, center, wife of the author of|
|Rep. Kai Kahele participated in Capitol Hill Ocean |
Week, which was sponsored by National Marine
Earlier in June the U.S became the newest member of the UN Environment Program’s Clean Seas Campaign. Launched in 2017, the Clean Seas Campaign serves as a voluntary, multi-stakeholder platform
The U.S. also announced the Ocean Conservation Pledge, by which countries commit to take voluntary actions to conserve, protect, and restore at least 30% of waters under their national jurisdiction. "The pledge is non-binding, but aims to catalyze political action to significantly enhance ocean conservation efforts," says a statement from the White House.
JEANNE CAPELLA RELEASED A STATEMENT about her recent endorsement from the Hawai'i State Teachers Association to represent all of Ka'ū into Kona in the state House of Representatives. Her district, where she now serves, from Kona to Honu'apo is expanded to cover all of Ka'ū through reapportionment. Here is her statement:
"West Hawai'i is hard hit by our state's teacher shortage. Our classrooms are in disrepair, leaving our children without adequate spaces in which to learn. We lack the resources given to more affluent communities.
State Rep. Jeanne Kapela sent out a message on Sunday regarding her HSTA
endorsement to represent all of Ka'ū and beyond in the state House
of Representatives. Photo from Kapela campaign
"I will fight to increase education funding, so that our schools have the resources they need to help our children achieve their dreams. I will support legislation to replace testing with arts, cultural, vocational, and place-based curricula. And I will champion community schools that offer social services on campus."
"Our schools should be a sign of our commitment to our children. To champion a well-rounded education for our keiki, donate today to our campaign for change. Every dollar you contribute will support a brighter future for our children."
"Education is the pathway to a more compassionate and prosperous society. For that reason, I will work each day to deliver the schools our keiki deserve."
EXPERIENCE VOLCANO IS OFFERING SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. Organizers of the July 30 and 31 event provide four sponsorship levels: Apapane Sponsor $300; Lehua Sponsor $500; Kilauea Sponsor $800; and Mauna Loa Sponsor $1,000 (only one available).
Experience Volcano 2022 relies on no County or State funding and is sourcing support from the Volcano business and residential community and beyond.
Sponsors are highlighted on the map and list of events with approximately 5,000 printed out each year. See www.experiencevolcano.com.