site by supak
Volunteer on Vacation in Hawaii! Check out the big list of
volunteer opportunities in Hawaii. You can earn a 5% discount on
your stay at the Hale Hookipa, and a 5% donation to the organization for
which you volunteer!
visit out new environmental page at Hawaii-stuff.com!
help.... How many organizations and causes can you help? Fund raising obsesses
politicians and non-profits alike, because without funds, nothing happens.
Philanthropy ensures that even the things that are not instantly calculable as profit in
an ever capitalizing world receive money.
While ecotourism helps fund the preservation of threatened ecosystems, often
the money stays in the hands of large corporations more concerned with the quarterly
report than the preservation of the place they've chosen to exploit.
This short sightedness is what Jacques Cousteau lamented when he said:
"We are living in
an interminable succession of absurdities imposed by the myopic logic of short-term
Honu' Ea - The Hawksbill Sea Turtle
A very infromative site about the
comeback of this endangered species, thanks to the cooperative efforts of government and
private entities. Your help can lead to success! Nice job, Russ.
these organizations' web sites by clicking these links:
Mark Twain quotes
about Hawaii from Letters from the Sandwich Islands:
If the house would only burn
down, we would pack up the cubs and fly to the isles of the blest, and shut ourselves up
in the healing solitudes of Haleakala and get a good rest; for the mails do not intrude
there, nor yet the telephone and the telegraph. And after resting, we would come down the
mountain a piece and board with a godly, breech-clouted native, and eat poi and dirt and
give thanks to whom all things belong, for those privileges, and never house-keep any
more.... What I have always longed for was the privilege of living forever away up on one
of those mountains in the Sandwich Islands overlooking the sea.
Mark Twain, October 26, 1881,
from a letter to Charles Warren Stoddard
No alien land in all the world
has any deep strong charm for me but that one, no other land could so longingly and so
beseechingly haunt me, sleeping and waking, through half a lifetime, as that one has done.
Other things leave me, but it abides; other things change, but it remains the same. For me
its balmy airs are always blowing, its summer seas flashing in the sun; the pulsing of its
surfbeat is in my ear; I can see its garlanded crags, its leaping cascades, its plumy
palms drowsing by the shore, its remote summits floating like islands above the cloud
wrack; I can feel the spirit of its woodland solitudes, I can hear the plash of its
brooks; in my nostrils still lives the breath of flowers that perished twenty years ago.
Mark Twain, April, 1889, From an
address to a baseball team that returned home via the Sandwich Islands.
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