Hawaii & Alaska
HNN Staff

HI - Initiative aims to boost Hawaii’s economic recovery by focusing on long-term sustainability

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - As Hawaii prepares to open back up to visitors, a grassroots movement is working to help guide state leaders in making sure that is done responsibly. The Aina Aloha Economic Futures initiative was created by a group of community collaborators from many different walks of life.

They’ve developed a four-step community engagement process including a number of guiding principles.

According to the group, the first principle is prioritizing our responsibility to the land and natural environment.

They also want to remind our leaders that the privilege to lead is dependent on those they serve.

Another important principle is a focus on creativity and finding solutions to problems in innovate new ways.

Finally, a focus on managing resources in a way that allows us to fulfill our roles as hosts while redeveloping a healthier relationship between residents and visitors.

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