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Big Island climate survey available online

A survey seeking community input on climate change is now open.

Hawaii County is developing an integrated climate action plan to identify how to address climate change causes and impacts to the Big Island.

The survey is the first step in a more extensive process to broadly engage communities, specifically vulnerable communities, in developing this plan, and aims to help the county better understand communities’ points of view on climate change to inform future engagement opportunities.

This survey will also give the county a better understanding of how effective outreach efforts are and where improvement is needed to ensure that perspectives of underrepresented communities are included.

The next step in the planning process is to work with communities to identify values, actions, and implementation strategies that make sense for Hawaii Island.

“Ensuring our island’s sustainability is the head cornerstone of our administration, and we understand that the only way we will be able to get there is if we all work together,” said Mayor Mitch Roth. “That is why it is of the utmost importance that we continue to seek community input on how we tackle some of the toughest issues of our time, like climate change. Our community is our biggest resource, and we look forward to finding solutions together.”

The 10-15 minute survey can be found online at

For more information on the action plan process and timeline, contact
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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