This event serves as a delivery mechanism for important education and awareness. Presenters spoke on subject matters relating to water, trash, energy, community organizing and cultural resources. We featured speakers that address contentious issues with vigor and resolve, environmental and social impact campaigns that boast direct action rather rhetoric and repeated failure. Bringing attention to the issues and identifying action steps help people become aware and thus begin to care and then take direct action.
Maui needs to make serious considerations on managing resources. This break in tourism gifts this county the time to stop and reconsider directions to go in.
Resource Recovery Maui works to complete important conversations and move towards solutions application. Last year the event was streamed on the internet as it will be this year. Perhaps this down time we are experiencing will garner more Resource Recovery Maui 2020 event participants.
Here are the Resource Recovery Maui 2019 featured expert speakers and presentations:
Simon Russell from Hui O Malama ‘Aina makes presentation regarding East Maui water:
Mahina Martin from Maui Electric Company speaks to Maui County’s energy status and needs:
Georgia Pinsky from Maui Food & Farm Alliance shares information about the Farm Apprenticeship Mentoring Program:
Founder of Share Your Mana, Lisa Darcy shares her perspective on Maui’s homeless and unsheltered. She shares presentation time with a homeless Maui island resident who had experienced a “sweep”:
Shay Chan Hodges and Ian Hodges from Responsible Markets share ESG models (Environment, Social and Governance) of investments and give a glimpse to the 2020 Ahupua‘a Summit:
Donna Sterling of Helekuni Cultural Foundation shares her timeline of rural Kahikinui Hawaiian Homestead living:
Travis Leggitt from Reef Power Maui shares research on using limu or seaweed as a means to deal with Maui’s sewage waste. The recent Supreme Court ruling on the Lahaina sewage injection wells makes this presentation timely with solution possibilities:
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Iowa Albert Ratner PhD presents on the down draft gassifier, a trash to energy solution:
Napua Hueu and Kamalani Pahukoa speak about East Maui water reclamation and how the Honomanu Restoration project and the East Maui Water Study play a pivotal role in regaining water after over 100 years of diversion for sugar cane:
Mahalo to Resource Recovery Maui 2019 Sponsors:
Sustainable Agriculture Committee
Resource Recovery 2020 Maui: Let the Solutions Flow is scheduled in two parts. Part One is on July 11, 2020 and you can register here: Resource Recovery Maui 2020 Invitation