As we prepare for the arrival of 2015, Focus Maui Nui takes a detour from featuring local people, students, teachers and businesses. Today we revisit its roots by urging everyone to recommit to Focus Maui Nui’s five key strategies for action – Improve Education; Protect the Environment, including our water resources; Address Infrastructure Challenges, especially housing and transportation; Adopt targeted economic development strategies; Preserve local culture and address community health concerns such as substance abuse.
Give to Maui Nui
❄ adopt a Robotics team ❄ volunteer as a tutor in science, technology, engineering and math ❄ read a book to your child ❄ provide a teacher with supplies for students ❄ volunteer at a school or a nonprofit ❄ support a Hawaiian language immersion program ❄ become a “big” and adopt a “little” ❄ tutor a child in an after-school program ❄ clean up a roadside ❄ recycle ❄ take a reusable shopping bag for your purchases ❄ donate gently used items to a rummage sale ❄ walk ❄ ride a bike ❄ plant a tree ❄ turn off unused lights ❄ ride the Maui Bus ❄ attend a public hearing of your choice ❄ write or call your elected representative ❄ mentor a small business ❄ eat Maui-grown onions ❄ take a ‘staycation’ ❄ buy a locally made jam ❄ seek out Made on Maui products ❄ buy a book by a local author ❄ learn to hula ❄ speak Hawaiian ❄ track key decision making on a policy ❄ participate in a public hearing ❄ watch public TV ❄ donate to a fundraiser ❄ schedule an annual checkup with your doctor ❄ treat your guests to an agri-tourism site ❄ attend a cultural event ❄ quit smoking ❄ exercise 30 minutes per day, five days a week ❄ eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables ❄
Some ideas from us…Share yours with us below!