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"As part of the first ever @OfficeofHawaiianAffairs Native Hawaiian Congressional Fellowship class, Katie worked to raise awareness in Congress around Native Hawaiian issues, helped to build bipartisan support behind my bill to combat invasive species & much more. Learn more about this excellent opportunity for Native Hawaiian leaders here https://www.oha.org/DCinternships" - TG
"#Hawaii leads the country in clean energy innovation and usage. Today, 15% of our state’s power comes from solar and wind. Now, we’re pioneering research into clean energy technologies to harness energy from ocean waves. We must continue to invest in green technologies that will transform our existing energy infrastructure. That’s why I’ve introduced HR 3671, the #OFFAct, to build off Hawai‘i’s 100% clean energy goal by creating a pathway for the United States to move off of fossil fuels toward becoming a 100% clean energy economy by 2035." - TG
"In Hawai‘i, caring for and respecting our planet not only improves our own health and environment, it also strengthens our communities. We are fortunate to have a home where innovative projects to achieve these goals thrive because of the love and support from the community. Organizations like Kona Pacific and The Kohala Center have used federal funds to bring healthy foods into schools in #Hawaii, encourage our communities to buy local, and support sustainable agriculture across Hawai'i.
"Small non-farm businesses in Kalawao and Maui counties are eligible for low‑interest federal disaster loans up to $2 million to offset economic losses caused by the drought in Maui County. More info: bit.ly/2iSewt9" - TG
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"The effects of climate change disproportionately devastate coastal and low-lying communities not only in the United States, but also around the world. Pacific Ocean island communities, like Hawai‘i are endangered by rising ocean tides and temperatures and intensifying storms.