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Another Lap Around the Sun

A half century since "The Limits of  Growth" we long for a regeneration.

Past the Limits of Growth

A half century since "The Limits of  Growth" we long for a regeneration.

One more lap around the Sun

Whatever seemed normal, is about to vanish in the rear view mirror.

Summer's Over

And as it fades past fall we have entered the darker side of the year.

Revisiting an old friend

Coming back to this website is like returning to Kauai after an absence.

Your Value Added Products

Make lasting value, turn berries into jam, or a piece of wood into a bowl...

Getting Through Collapse

Things are unwinding, but there are things you should begin immediately.

Whitewashed Hope

Indigenous leaders say on permaculture and regenerative agriculture.

Making Biomass Sustainable

Coppiced woodlands and hedgerows provided sustainable energy.

Gaia's Response to Us

The Earth is not dying, Gaia is reacting to our mistakes. Can we change?

When Consensus is Fractured

We find ourselves in a world where we can not agree on what is reality.

The Great Unravelling

Discussion on adapting to the environmental crises we have created.

Winning the Trifecta

We must solve our problems together... health, wealth and environment.

Re-opening won't fix our economy

It is now too fragile, brittle, bankrupt, corrupt and hopelessly perverse.

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Linda Pascatore: Editor



2009 and on.


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Island Breath is an online publication dedicated to people interested in the well being of the island of Kauai.  For us sustainability is crucial.

Kauai is often called the "Garden Island". It is lush and fruitful - yet threatened. If this island cannot be self-sustaining there is little hope for the rest of this world.

We define sustainability as:

• Using nonrenewable resources no faster than they are recycled.

• Using renewable resources no faster than they are regrown.

• Restoring the variety and balance of living species.

• Enhancing the art and knowledge of human cultures.

Sustainability is not, however, a means for the continuing the status quo.

We have named our website “Island Breath” or “Breath of the Island” because in Hawaiian that phrase would be...

“Ea O Ka `Aina”

"The Spirit, Life and Sovereignty of the Land”

In fact, for many years the motto of Hawaii has been...

"Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono"

"Sovereinty of the Land
is Perpetuated in Righteousness"

There will be focus on...

Peace •
Environment • Justice • Regionalism • Sustainability • Culture

In the relation to...

Industrialism • Militarism • Corporatism • Collapse • Peak Oil • Climate Change

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