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State’s Sustainability Plan Receives National Award
May 4, 2022

Fellows mentioned in this story: Danielle Bass, Cohort VIII

From the Governor's Office News Release:

The State of Hawai‘i’s Office of Planning and Sustainable Development (OPSD) announced the state’s Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan: Charting a Course of the Decade of Action (2020-2030) — received a national Merit Award from the American Planning Association. The association’s Sustainable Communities Division recognized the plan’s excellence in sustainability.

The American Planning Association presented the award during a reception and awards celebration on Monday at the San Diego Central Library in California. The state’s Sustainability Coordinator Danielle M. Bass accepted the award on behalf of Gov. David Ige and the State of Hawaiʻi.

 “It is a tremendous honor for the State of Hawaiʻi to be nationally recognized for its commitment to a more sustainable future – sharing a collective vision to protect our islands through climate adaptation, resiliency, and sustainable practices,” said Gov. Ige. “The Hawaiʻi 2050 Sustainability Plan is the state’s first nationally recognized sustainability and climate plan.”

 “Hawai‘i has long been at the forefront of sustainable practices from our Native Hawaiian worldview to mālama ‘āina and mālama Honua,” said Bass. “This ten-year plan for the 2020-2030 decade brings us all together, as the people of Hawai‘i — across sectors, governmental agencies, and communities with a shared vision, strategies, and actions to build a sustainable Hawai‘i. We are greatly honored for this national recognition.”

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