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State Launching Online Tool to Monitor Sustainability Initiatives

March 30, 2015, 3:02 PM HST
* Updated March 30, 3:44 PM
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Government officials including Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi will converge at the state Capitol on Wednesday, April 1, for an event launching the Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard.

The dashboard is a new online tool enabling the public and decision makers to track state and country progress on six sustainability initiatives called Aloha+ Challenge targets.

The targets include: clean energy, local food production, natural resource management, solid waste reduction, smart growth and climate resilience, green jobs and education.  The State intends to have each of the six programs up and running by 2030.

The first targets that will be accessible through the Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard will be clean energy and solid waste reduction.  Indicators for all six Aloha+ targets are expected to be available by 2017.

The event will be held at the Hawai‘i State Capitol Auditorium from 4:30  ̶  7 p.m.  Officials in attendance will include Governor Ige, the four County Mayors, Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) leadership, University of Hawai‘i President David Lassner, and Hawai‘i Green Growth.

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The Aloha+ Challenge program was unanimously supported by the 2014 Legislature in SCR69, and signed by Hawai‘i’s Governor, Mayors, and OHA.

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