Rafael Bergstrom, Executive Director of Sustainable Coastlines HI, breaks down the recently-passed Bill 40, a monumental measure banning single-use plastic in Hawaii, and details the efforts it took to push it through and how it will impact the state going forward.
You can learn more about Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii here http://sustainablecoastlineshawaii.org/ and Bill 40 here. https://www.kitv.com/story/41454281/bill-40-signed-into-law-banning-most-disposable-plastics-on-oahu-by-2022
Also check out our other partners working to protect Hawaii.
This week's Flotsam + Jetsam!
Thanks to Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johsnon (https://www.instagram.com/ayanaeliza) (https://twitter.com/ayanaeliza) for her work to promote a "Blue New Deal." Check out her op-ed summarizing it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/10/green-new-deal-has-big-blue-gap-we-need-protect-our-oceans/
Our friends at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/ have some exciting research re: coral and how it helps us understand our past, and our future available here: https://graphics.reuters.com/CLIMATE-CHANGE-CORALS/0100B33V2CC/index.html
Take a deep dive into Neal Agarwal's "The Deep Sea" https://neal.fun/deep-sea. Finally, if interested in the UNFCCC's Sports For Climate Action Framework, you can learn more here: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/sectoral-engagement/sports-for-climate-action
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