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Activism in the Anthropocene

To withstand the waves, winds & wars we must address our incoherence.

FCC trashes net neutrality

FCC ignored 18 state attorneys general asking that the vote be delayed.

Meeting on Wailua Diversions today

Kapaa Neighborhood Center about the KIUC diversions of Wailua River

waters.Top 101 healing herbs and spices

Herbs and spices that can be consumed or used topically for healing.


Shazzam! I give you the one-percenters. And a bankrupt United States. 

Climate Change and our children

How to help my daughter face Climate Change with an open heart.

Stafing run at Salt Pond Beach

Lifeguards said military helicopters were a clear danger to the public.

Stop Navy killing marine mammals

Tell them to examine alternatives limiting harm to marine mammals.

The Archipelago of Hope

The “complete rebirth on the land” becomes a real option for all of us.

Human well-being vs GDP Growth

We must increase human well-being and reduce our impact on Earth.

AI already has taken over

Artificial Intelligence now dominates modern corporate "personhood".

Exit sign? Bitcoins!

Techno-Narcissism... Tech is so magical that it trumps the laws of physics.

Tesla and the Laws of Physics

Reality prevents Elon Musk's lies about new vehicles from being true..

Lesson from Costa Rica

Want to avoid apocalypse? This is the place that's found some solutions.

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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 • Activism • Culture

In the relation to...

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

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