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Sterling Higa: Building Hawaii’s Housing Future with Local Leaders

Sterling Higa: Building Hawaii’s Housing Future with Local Leaders
Sterling Higa: Though Hawai‘i is often stereotyped as paradise, it comes at a price. The cost of living in Hawai‘i is more than many locals can afford. Housing is the largest expense for most families. The underlying economics of building in Hawai‘i, a burdensome system of regulations, and NIMBY ("not in my backyard") opposition groups combine to create a system where not much housing is being built at a price that local families can afford. Housing Hawaii's Future rallies students and young locals to educate themselves, get civically engaged, and take action to address the housing affordability crisis in Hawai‘i.

Jeffrey Prosserman: Charging Forward for Climate Action at Voltpost

Jeffrey Prosserman: Charging Forward for Climate Action at Voltpost
Jeffrey Prosserman: Gas cars and trucks are making our world hotter and air dirtier. Everyone must switch from gas to electric transportation for our planet to stay safe and healthy. Many people want to make this change, but they are worried about where to charge cars. We started Voltpost to provide everyone with easy and affordable electric vehicle charging access. We do this by transforming lampposts into electric vehicle chargers. Our goal is to get more electric vehicles on the road, so we can help our shared home.

Caroline Kolta: Ensuring Sustainable Food Access for Growing Populations

Caroline Kolta: Ensuring Sustainable Food Access for Growing Populations
Caroline: Glad to be with you, Spiffy! Traditional, animal-derived food products are highly desirable to most of the world population. Did you know that, in 2020 alone, 574 million metric tons (the weight of or 50,000 Eiffel Towers) of meat, fish, dairy, and eggs were consumed?