“How can we utilize our natural resources in a sustainable manner so that we are not exploiting them? That’s where traditional knowledge and Hawaiian culture will really benefit us,” says Keiki-Pua Dancil, vice president of Hawai‘i operations for Bio-Logical Capital in a video recently produced by Oiwi TV.
The video includes interviews with leaders of Hawaiʻiʻs sustainability movement, including: Keiki-Pua Dancil, Richard Ha, Kekoa Kaluhiwa, Darren Kimura, and Kaʻiu Kimura.
Ahu kupanaha iā Hawai‘i ‘imi loa – The Hawaiian value of pursuing new knowledge brings bountiful rewards – said Zepherin Kepelino Kahoali‘i Keauokalani
Speaking from the 1800s, Kepelino could not have envisioned the recent technological advancements taking place in Hawai‘i and across the world. He did, however, accurately describe the inclination of Hawaiians to pursue new knowledge. The ʻAha Pūnana Leo preschools follow in this tradition by providing the cultural and educational foundation for a new generation of Hawaiian language speakers. It is with this strong cultural identity that Hawaiians continue to push the bounds of modern technology to preserve our natural resources.