(Honolulu, HI) – The Sierra Club of Hawai‘i has endorsed Governor David Ige for a second term. The announcement was made on Sunday, June 24 on the lawn of the Hawai‘i State Capitol. The Sierra Club, is dedicated to protecting public health and the environment, combating climate change, and connecting people to the outdoors. In the U.S., the Sierra Club is the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization with 3 million members and supporters.
Governor Ige attended the announcement and said, “It is truly an honor to receive an endorsement from the Sierra Club of Hawai‘i. We should all aspire to their 20,000 members’ hard work statewide to take care of our earth. The Sierra Club of Hawai‘i has been a leader for 50 years in caring for our ʻāina. From restoring our rainforests to enhancing our water to minimizing C02 emissions and preparing for climate change, I am committed to working with the Sierra Club to protect and preserve our environment for future generations,” said Governor David Ige.
The Sierra Club recognized Governor Ige for his commitment to protecting the environment, including his leadership on global climate issues by joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, adopting the Paris Climate Accord as state law, and actively championing Hawaiʻi’s goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2045. He has protected nearly 40,000 acres of watershed forests on four major Hawaiian islands, and preserved Turtle Bay Mauka from future development, which protects Hawaiian monk seal habitat and ensures public access to the shoreline.
As sponsor of the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress, Governor Ige brought together thousands of environmental leaders and decision-makers, government, indigenous peoples, business and academia from around the world to share best practices for protecting and improving the future of our shared planet. For
Hawaiʻi’s part, Governor Ige established the Sustainable Hawai’i Initiative, which sets specific and measurable goals through sound resource management to ensure Hawaiʻi’s natural environment is healthy for generations to come.
For details on Governor David Ige’s Sustainable Hawai‘i Initiative, click here:http://www.davidige.org/sustainable_hawai_i_initiative. For more information, visit www.davidige.org. The David Ige for Governor Headquarters is located at 1803 N. King St, in Honolulu.
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