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Thinking Like an Island: Navigating a Sustainable Future in Hawaii

Jennifer Chirico and Gregory S. Farley


Hawaiʻi is a rare and special place, in which beauty and isolation combine to form a vision of paradise. That isolation, though, comes at a price: resources in modern-day Hawaiʻi are strained and expensive, and current economic models dictate that the Hawaiian Islands are reliant upon imported food, fuels, and other materials. Yet the islands supported a historic Hawaiian population of a million people or more. This was possible because Hawaiians, prior to European contact, had learned the ecological limits of their islands and how to live sustainably within them. Today, Hawaiʻi is experiencin ... More

Keywords: Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian Islands, sustainable living, native agriculture, traditional food, local farmers, green homebuilding, local food

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780824847616
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824847616.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Chirico, editor
Susty Pacific LLC

Gregory S. Farley, editor
Chesapeake College

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