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The Hawai’i 2050 Sustainability Plan, published in 2008, was the state’s first long range plan in 30 years. It was created by the Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Task Force, a group of 25 Hawaii citizens with a diverse range of experience in planning, community, business, the environment and government. Although created by the task force, the plan involves heavy community participation. A two-year planning process engaged thousands of residents through multiple rounds of community meetings on every island, Internet outreach through a website and online surveys, and dozens of focus group meetings with stakeholders and experts. More than 10,500 participants provided input on the Hawai‘i 2050 Plan. It includes the State’s first definition of sustainability and that is A Hawai‘i that achieves the following:
- Respects the culture, character, beauty and history of our state’s island communities
- Strikes a balance among economic, social and community, and environmental priorities
- Meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
5 Goals The Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan identified five goals as integrated philosophies that express the sustainable future of Hawaii to reflect a sense of where Hawaii should be headed.
- Sustainability as a Way of Life: Living sustainably is part of our daily practice in Hawaii.
- Sustainable Economy: Our diversified and globally competitive economy enables us to live, work, and play in Hawaii.
- Sustainable Environment and Natural Resources: Our natural resources are responsibly and respectfully used, replenished, and preserved for future generations.
- Sustainable Community and Social Well Being: Our community is strong, healthy, vibrant and nurturing, providing safety nets for those in need.
- Sustaining Kanaka Maoli Culture and Island Values: Our Kanaka Maoli and island cultures and values are thriving and perpetuated.
10 year measurement update http://files.hawaii.gov/auditor/Reports/2018/2018H2050.pdf