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Environmental Heroes for Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine

March 5, 2013

This was one of my favorite assignments. I got to meet five interesting, kind, passionate people who are all making mother nature smile. From managing thousands of acres of the Haleakala Ranch land to preserving the native ecosystem of the Pu’u Kukui Watershed, to educating kids about important environmental issues using video production as their voice, to curriculum development and being involved with every aspect of engaging students with their personal connection to ecology and marine biology, to finding the best ways to manage and treat Maui’s wastewater. Each shoot day was a new adventure and welcome education for me. Each person was obviously working from a place fueled by their heart. Sorry to get mushy on you, but it’s true. That’s why these people are so inspiring when you spend a little time with them.

Thank you Maui No Ka ‘Oi for the assignment.

(Technical side-note and opinion request: Click on the thumbnails to see larger images. It takes a few seconds for images to come up, but I like the format once they’re up. Do you viewers like this? Or do you prefer smaller, on the same page images for viewing?  Get at me y’all.) (P.S. No, I’m not from the south.)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Laurie permalink
    March 5, 2013 3:05 pm

    What a great opportunity for you to meet some interesting people who are so dedicated to this island; and to keeping it beautiful and vibrant for generations to come. I have met Scott Meidell -the ranch does a guided tour of the Haleakala Bridle Trail. It was really a great opportunity to find out how much goes into ranching and how much environmental consideration goes into it as well. It is free but reservations are required. Thanks so much for the post and I do like the way you posted the photographs.


  2. March 6, 2013 10:39 am

    Yes, it’s encouraging to see how thoughtful planning can create healthy relationships between ranching and the environment; between the environment and everything for that matter. Education, awareness and creative problem solving are key. Seems that Scott Meidell is the perfect guy for that job. Thanks so much for the feedback Laurie – appreciate it!


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