Let’s keep our priorities straight. A Native American prayer says it all:
You open your body and give us the food we eat, the water we drink, the clothes we wear, the shelter of our homes.
You give us teachings of how to walk upon you with harmony and balance.
You give us medicine when we are out of balance.
Thank you for your mysterious, beautiful, growth power healing energy.
I pray for your health and healing and that your sacred waters, body, air and spirit be clean and fresh, pure and strong.
Help me to open my heart to feel your heartbeat so I walk a healing path in harmony and balance with all of creation.
Thank you to my fellow Windward Climate Change Hui for a great Windward Summit and hopefully now there is some new momentum to change “business as usual”.
Almost 200 people packed into Kailua Elementary Cafeteria on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to hear 6 speakers and peruse tables set up by 10 different groups working on projects related to climate change. We are blessed to have political leaders that care about this issue — among the crowd were Representatives Cynthia Thielen, Representative Chris Lee, Senator Laura Thielen, and a staff person for Tulsi Gabbard.
Some of the information shared at the event – great resource for disaster preparedness and ways to reduce your carbon footprint – is available at windwardclimatechangehui.wordpress.com, and in the future a video of the talks will also be available at that site.
The first group of speakers talked about climate change impacts and vulnerabilities. Dr. Camilo Mora and Dr. Dolan Eversole from UH shared their own research on temperature change, the impact on plants and on sea level rise. Stuart Scott shared data from scientists working on…
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