Tied to the Sea
Hawaii’s culture traditions and our island way of life are intimately tied to the sea.
When we allow our reefs to degrade, we lose the important ecological and economic services they provide, as well as a big part of the collective natural and cultural heritage of our islands. The quality of our environment and the quality of our own lives are diminished. So, too, is the quality of life that we pass on to our children.
It is time we take care of our ocean, and not just take from it. Healthy, living reefs are in everyone’s best interest. We all have a stake in their future, for in many ways, they determine ours.