A Hawaiian Renaissance That Could Save the World

UH Biocultural Initiative faculty Sam ‘Ohu Gon and Kawika Winter recent published an inspiring essay in American Scientist discussing how the Hawaiian biocultural renaissance can be a model for worldwide sustainability goals.

“If we choose to live in a world where indigenous cultures not only survive but thrive, and their perspectives on resource management are honored and embraced, we can couple that with the best that Western science can offer, reestablish caring reciprocal relationships between people and nature, and remain hopeful for the future of our grandchildren’s grandchildren.”

Image credit: National Tropical Botanical Garden