How can we reduce the human impact of tourism in Honolulu?
There are ~250K tourists in Hawaii every single day. Tourism is a vital part of our economy. Let's make the impacts of tourism more sustainable for every person.Read more
Honolulu is part of an island community. We see the effects of climate change first-hand and are already adapting and developing solutions to make our community more livable in extreme weather and changing climate. Coastlines are visibly disappearing, plastics from Asia drift to our beaches, single use plastics and we are extremely dependent on fossil fuels in the event of a natural disaster.
As a community, we have the solutions available to us. We need to take action to implement the solutions on larger scale. Tourism is a natural place to start. If we can make headway in mitigating the environmental effects of tourism in our islands, educating tourists, and changing human behavior we can make climate action visible. We can be a model for the rest of the world in climate action that starts with communities.
To do this we need to work together on all levels: consumers, students, government and policy-makers, non-profits, educators, businesses, and families need to be engaged in this work!
Solutions could focus on campaigns to shift human behavior, tourism, mobility, and incentives to make more climate-friendly choices. Solutions do not need to be magic bullets, focus on what you're good at, it will take many solutions working in tandem to do this work.
Honolulu's economy thrives on tourism. In 2018, ~10M tourists came to Hawaii. What solutions can we come up with together to reduce the impact of tourism to Hawaii?See more from Honolulu