50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save Hawai'i

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Gail Grabowsky, written as an inspiration to take action to help the environment. 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save Hawai'i was published and released on Earth Day April 2007.

Book Description[edit]

For dedicated environmentalists as well as those who want to preserve Hawaii's resources but don't know where to start, this handbook provides specific information on meeting Hawaii's 10 major environmental challenges - the loss of pristine places, coral reef degradation, overharvesting of marine resources, solid waste management, hazardous waste management, water consumption, energy, pollution, global warming, and the loss of culture.

Hundreds of photos showcase Hawaii's natural beauty, inspiring readers to do a little - or a lot - to preserve it. For those who have ever wondered what they can do to preserve Hawai`i's beauty and vital resources, this handbook is a call to action as well as a sourcebook of information, agencies, and organizations. The book details actions to:

- preserve pristine places
- protect coral reefs and marine resources
- reduce and effectively dispose of solid and hazardous waste
- conserve water and energy
- prevent pollution and global warming
- promote a culture of loving the land

The Author[edit]

Gail Grabowsky, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Director of the Environmental Studies program at Chaminade University on Oahu in the state of Hawaii. A biologist from Duke University, she has served as a member of the State Environmental Council and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Council and as the associate director of the Pacific Symposium for Science and Sustainability.


Dr. Grabowsky is a well-decorated award winner for her efforts and achievements in teaching, research, community service, swimming, and outrigger canoe racing. She has swum in hundreds of open water swimming competitions including many years of winning her age group at the prestigious Waikiki Roughwater Swim.


Her special interests are developmental and evolutionary biology; invertebrate zoology, ecology, biomechanics and environmental science. She very importantly discovered the patterns of the box jellyfish which allows open water swimmers, fisherman and other marine enthusiasts to predict their appearance and schedule their marine activities accordingly.


B.S., B.A, Ph.D., Duke University

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