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Finding Honolulu’s Helpers: Josie Howard, Advocate for Pacific Islanders, is Reaching a Community in Crisis
April 29, 2021

Fellows mentioned in this story: Josie Howard, Cohort VIII
Projects mentioned in this story: Chef Hui

From Honolulu Magazine:

When the coronavirus claimed the lives of many in the Pacific Islander community, We Are Oceania’s CEO, Josie Howard, witnessed distress, fear and confusion. She knew one family that lost four members to COVID. “Over 50% of [the Pacific Islander] death rate were Micronesians,” Howard says. “That really broke my heart. And I don’t want that to happen again. And it inspired me to work harder.”

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Driving Change Around Clean Transportation
April 28, 2021

There are nearly 14,000 registered electric vehicles in the state. Drive Electric Hawai‘i and Cohort VI Fellow Aki Marceau are hoping to grow that number by changing the way residents think about electric cars.

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