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The Reinvention of America

The country is quickly moving toward becoming a better version of itself.

New Zealand ban on foreign buyers

IMF says banning foreigner home sales discriminatory against super rich.

Storm damage on Kauai

Recent rain has done more damage to the northshore than in a generation.

Stop and Assess

Let’s pause for assessment of where we stand as Winter coils into Spring.

Discovering the Hutterites

What one of our most isolated communities can tell us about getting along.

Obscuring Nature

Cleanliness and energy efficiency are damaging our relation to nature.

The Empire's New Reality

From Skripal to Syria  our “New Realities” are at the end of the road.

Where's the "eco" in ecomodernism?

A techno-green future of abundance sounds great, but is  unsustainable.

Too Little Too Late

Coming out of the self induced coma of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Big Tech Backlash

Elizabeth Warren is with Trump on China, Bernie agrees on Amazon.

Futility of "Big Green" activism

Working locally to build resilience is the best strategy for the ecosystem.

Building your own internet

Digital justice is putting people online and providing training in Detroit.

Free Range Children

Utah just passed a ‘Free-Range Parenting’ law for child self-sufficiency.
Extending the Glide

In order give yourself more time to find a safer place for the crash landing.

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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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In the relation to...

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