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Life after economic growth

We are remembering how to build a world in which there will be music.

The Failure of Farming

Excerpt from “The Failures of Farming and the Necessity of Wildtending”

In the Face of Extinction

We must use our time wisely in the most monumental test we have faced.

How do you degrow?

Facing obstacles, consequences, humbling lessons with mixed feelings.

Direct Air Carbon Capture

Combining renewable energy with DAC for ‘Net Negative’ CO2 emissions.

Time's up! - Cease and Desist!

Be carbon neutral, & shelter in place. A storm is about to descend upon us.

Hawaiian Island swallowed by sea

Hurricane and rising seas claim island in Marine National Monument.

Marshall Islanders H-Bomb Victims

The Bravo test had an unexpected wind shift contaminating many atolls.

Rewilding Your Lawn

In Anthropocene you need to do your part in supporting the  environment.

Living in a Shitstorm

Get over despair.  A planetary adjustment is at hand. There's lots to do.

Uncomfortable Truth about Hawaii

The takeover of the Hawaii was an act of war never resolved with peace.

'Scientists outline paths to survival

World greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2020 in just 15 months.  

Adapting to the End of the World

Researchers are thinking about social collapse and how to prepare for it.  

Puerto Rican local food revolution

Farmers to envisage agriculture not reliant chemicals and fossil fuels. 

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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"

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Peace •
Environment • Justice • Regionalism • Sustainability • Culture

In the relation to...

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

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