Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.
— Evo Morales


The purpose of the Environmental Justice Committee is to foster a healthier environment and more active environmental community. The committee seeks to engage collaborative efforts between state health and environmental agencies, the federal government and nonprofit organizations to tackle the intersection of environmental, public health and social challenges. 


Committee priorities include: fighting for climate and environmental justice through reforms such as banning oxybenzones from sunscreen, plastic bags and polystyrene containers; moving out state toward a renewable future through the encouragement of micro-grid systems, clean transportation initiatives and ending our reliance on fossil fuels; protecting our state from the effects of human-caused climate chaos through resiliency planning, and sustainable urban planning; fighting for water and food security by protecting our aquifers from pollution threats, protecting our soil from degradation and chemical saturation, protecting and expanding our diversified agriculture industry; and advocating for resource sovereignty, whereby the resources necessary to survive here in Hawaii are controlled by the people, not corporations, and held in trust for future generations.

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