Senator Mike Gabbard to pitch ‘Green Amendment’ to Kaua‘i
Hawai‘i State Senator Mike Gabbard (D-20) will join the Kaua‘i Climate Action Form for its latest virtual monthly meeting, scheduled for this week.
Gabbard, who is chairman of the Hawai‘i Senate Agriculture & Environmental Committee, will be joined by activist Maya van Rossum. They will discuss the “Green Amendment” Gabbard will sponsor in the next state legislative session.
Gabbard has pushed for such a bill for years. A 2021 version of the legislation, which died when passed to the Hawai‘i House of Representatives that year, guaranteed individuals the right “to a clean and healthy environment, including pure water, clean air and healthy ecosystems, and to the preservation of the natural, cultural, scenic and healthful qualities of the environment.”
Local environmental groups Zero Waste Kaua‘i, Kaua‘i Climate Action Coalition and Surfrider Kaua‘i, which together form the Kaua‘i Climate Action Forum.
The event is slated for Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. A short presentation will be followed by a Q&A and community discussion via Zoom. Register to attend online at https://bit.ly/greenamendmentforum.