Hawai‘i’s beautiful natural environment is a treasure that must be preserved for future generations. I have been an outspoken advocate for recycling and energy conservation. I successfully fought to bring curbside recycling to Oahu and called for reductions in the City’s energy usage. As a councilmember, I fought for expansion of the City’s use of solar energy and established an annual audit of the City’s energy consumption.

I am committed to a long-term energy strategy for Hawai‘i that brings us independence from foreign oil resources.