Great news! Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary (WAM/JDC) are holding decision making on our Green Constitutional Amendment bill Thursday at 10:30. Please testify in writing by 10:30 Wednesday 3/2/22 in support! Just check SUPPORT if that’s all you have time for. Or sample text: “The Hawaii Constitution’s Bill of Rights should protect the people’s fundamental right to clean water and air, healthful environment and climate, healthy ecosystems, and beaches.” CLICK HERE to send in testimony – takes one minute!
You may not be aware, HIROC was instrumental in making this bill happen! Mahalo to Governor Ige for signing the Hawai’i sunscreen legislation banning the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate in 2021. Until then, we have lots of educational work to do!
Governor Ige will be signing SB2571 to ban sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate proven to be toxic to corals. This was one of the first bills HIROC as a group worked on, and we are very proud of its success. The bill signing ceremony will occur on July 3rd at Hanauma Bay (exact time to be announced). Mahalo to everyone who helped make this happen.