In collaboration with the Board of Water Supply and City & County of Honolulu, Living Life Source Foundation and Albizia Project coordinated the removal of 15 massive albizia trees, which had been previously felled on the proposed site. With plans to regenerate native ecosystems and expand the existing native food forest, join us as we discuss the cultural and ecological impacts of this restoration work with Matt Lynch from Albizia Project and Kahu Bruce Keaulani from Living Life Source Foundation.
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About the Speakers
Kahu Bruce Yoshio Keaulani is a direct descendent of King Kamehameha I and Kauhilanimaka and was born and raised in Waikīkī. Uncle Bruce carries the legacy of Aunty Morrnah Simeona, Honpa Hongwanji Living Treasure of Hawaiʻi, and her practices of hoʻoponopono, lomilomi, laʻau kahea, and laʻau lapaʻau. As the spiritual and secular head of Living Life Source Foundation (LLSF) and Kaito Gakko School of Peace Martial Arts, he nurtures the spirit of peace and Aloha throughout Hawaiʻi and beyond, from his dojo at the Mānoa Chinese Cemetery. LLSF fosters transformational work in the ‘ili of Puʻulena, Mānoa, Pāʻaiau, in Pearl Harbor, and Wailea, on Hawaiʻi Island and has been regenerating an indigenous food forest in Waiakeakua, for the past 8 years.
Matthew Kamakani Lynch is the Director of Sustainability Initiatives for the ten campuses of the University of Hawaiʻi System. He currently serves as teaching faculty on Harvard’s Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program, as well as Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Kahumana Organic Farm. Matt’s work is focused upon 1) creating conditions to catalyze institutional transformation; 2) developing new business models which restore ecological systems and planetary life support systems that our existing business models have so badly damaged; and 3) creating authentic human connections and beauty in the face of accelerating environmental degradation, technological advances, and social unrest.
Kahaukani Conversations is made possible with support from:
Atherton Family Foundation