There needs to be a "Coalition" between OHA, DHHL, Kingdom of Hawaii to invest funds into community programs that will "malama our environment" and create jobs for our people in sustainable energy programs. With resources of wind, ocean currents and surf, sun, why aren’t we leaders in sustainable energy?
Why are we not designing Hawaiian homes that honor our environment? We need to be on the forefront of design and sustainability, and create Hawaiian Homes/Properties that are totally “self sufficient” with rain gutters and catchments that will “slow down run off” and collect rainwater for our family gardens, Solar panel roofs that will harvest the suns energy for hot water and wind generators for electricity, Compose toilet systems. These homes can be very beautiful and of the highest quality and leading in technology!
Getting off the grid is the ONLY way we will be independent of the U.S.A who CONTINUES to Oppress us with western conveniences that lure us away from the basics. Hawaiian homes and OHA has the resources to create and build the infrastructures that can be used to generate revenues that will lead Hawaii and its people away from being “dependent”. We (OHA/DHHL/ Hawaiian Kingdom) need to design, build, manage/control our resources; clean water wells, sewage systems, landfill sites, recycling plants, Solar/Wind energy…then we can sell our resources/services to the many resorts that are being built all over the islands!! If we can’t collect the revenues from the taxes that the USA Government steals, lets collect directly from the consumers (resorts, condos, public)
This will create lots jobs in various fields for KANAKA's who are seeking engineering, agriculture, aquatics, marine biology, enviromental, degrees and will open up an entire program in education, business management, etc...I feel its time t o get away from the Visitors Industry, and focus on "Nurturing our Golden Goose"
Denmark for centuries has been harvesting energy from wind and water with their windmills. Its time we look to our cultural history/past and our environment to take us into our future.