Saturday, November 22, 2008

Wai'anae Environmental Justice Working Group Meeting: Dec 12, 5pm

From: Kyle Kajihiro
Subject: SAVE THE DATE for the NEXT Wai'anae Environmental Justice Working Group Meeting

Aloha Kakou

Tonight's meeting focused mainly on the Wai'anae Environmental Justice fund, which was created out of fines paid by Waste Management for violations at Waimanalo Gulch. The community needs to come up with a proposal for a Supplemental Environmental Program that benefits the community environmental health and addresses or offsets the impacts of the Waimanalo Gulch landfill. Ideas we discussed included working to restore streams so that Wai'anae can regain its name (the water of the mullet). Another idea was to organize "bucket brigades" to sample air quality in affected areas. This would take on the high rates of asthma in Wai'anae. We need to finish and administer the community health survey obtain input for the proposal.

This is all on a very short time frame. PLEASE come to our next meeting: FRIDAY, DEC. 12 at 5:00 pm at the LCC Wai'anae office.


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