HWMO's Executive Director, Elizabeth Pickett, is co-authoring a book about environmental education and climate change as part of her Community Climate Change Fellowship with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), which was funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and EE Capacity.
On the weekend of August 5th, Elizabeth sat down and worked with another fellow at a coffee shop next to the Point Townsend (Washington) ferry dock to have the book illustrated as one of the final steps toward publication. In the book, Elizabeth highlights the community-based work of HWMO as making important strides towards local hazard resilience.
As the climate changes and drought episodes increase, wildfire mitigation is becoming increasingly important in Hawaii. HWMO is prioritizing its programming accordingly.