Pollution from single-use plastics harms our planet, our wildlife, and our own health. Much of this pollution comes from plastic items we don't need in our lives at all - from plastic grocery bags to polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) takeout food containers. The plastics project aims to push forward both local and statewide legislation to ban single-use plastic bags. Currently, we are focused on forming key partnerships with other organizations, such as ANJEC and the Plastic Pollution Coalition, & taking action for a state plastics bill to pass through the state Assembly.
For the past 17 years, Ka Honua Momona has led the conservation of two ancient Hawaiian loko i’a on the southern shore of Moloka’i - harnessing the #aloha of thousands of volunteers into the removal of metric tons of invasive species, the repopulation of native plants, and the perpetuation of the cultural 'ike (knowledge) of our kupuna (wise elders). I have interned with Ka Honua Momona for the past summer, and still keep in touch! A big difference between mainland and Hawai