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Lt. Governor Doug Chin

It has been my honor to answer questions from the media and participate in a thoughtful discussion about the April 25th U.S. Supreme Court Trump v. Hawaii argument with the American Constitution Society. #travelban #ltgovdougchin

ACS: www.acslaw.org/node/923820185
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1 week ago

Lt. Governor Doug Chin

A big shaka for these intelligent and insightful teens. They're members of the Student Senate at Mililani High School, where students and staff have embraced the Aina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School program.

MHS school cafeteria provides scratch cooking, bakes its own bread and uses fresh, locally grown ingredients instead of canned, processed food. Students eat more and waste less, which can result in cost savings.

That's just some of the reasons why these students are championing the Aina Pono program. They came to the State Capitol today to share their enthusiasm for this program with legislators.
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Lt. Governor Doug Chin

The Kapiolani Park Preservation Society (KPPS) invited me to speak Monday evening at their annual meeting.

KPPS is a nonprofit devoted to informing the public of the unique public charitable trust of the Park and to its mission to keep the Park free and open to the public.

The trust dates to 1896, and was essentially lost to the public until KPPS formed in 1986 to prevent park land being taken for a Burger King and a construction equipment yard.

KPPS prevailed in court and revived the trust, which is now overseen by the Office of the Attorney General. KPPS is a watchdog group and sometimes litigant to protect the park.

We discussed the challenges KPPS faces because of how the trust is managed as mandated by a probate court judge 27 years ago.

But KPPS has a great opportunity next week when it goes before a new probate court judge who may agree that it's time to consider a new way to manage the trust.
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Lt. Governor Doug Chin

I participated in a celebration Monday morning for the West Loch Photovoltaic Project between the U.S. Navy and the Hawaiian Electric Company.

Our state continues to be a global leader in renewable energy and the rest of the country is following suit. In June 2015, Governor Ige signed into law four energy bills – to strengthen Hawaii’s commitment to clean energy and Hawaii became the first state with a legislative goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.

This commitment to clean energy has raised the bar and transformed how entrepreneurs and businesses from around the world look at Hawaii as they seek opportunities to test new technologies right here in our back yards.

Innovation and collaboration will continue to steer us in the right direction toward our shared goal of reaching 100 percent renewable portfolio standard by 2045.

I commend HECO for achieving a consolidated 27 percent RPS in 2017. That means about 27 percent of utility electricity sales and carbon emissions from power plants are down by more than 750,000 metric tons.

That is why partnerships like the one forged between the US Navy and HECO are vital for Hawaii to continue toward clean energy and independence from fossil fuels.

This Photo Voltaic Project is a great example of a win-win, working together – energizing stakeholders to find a common goal and benefit for the greater good.
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1 week ago

Lt. Governor Doug Chin

It was my pleasure to kick off the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Maui Soccer Clinic this past Saturday at the Maui High School soccer field.

The free clinic was a fantastic opportunity for almost 300 Maui youth who love soccer. Not only did they get to see the UH Rainbow Wahines in action, but they got to run and go head to head with the highly skilled athletes in a scrimmage game. Afterward, the players signed UH team posters for the keiki in a fun autograph session.

A big mahalo to our great sponsors who helped us launch this wonderful event:
- University of Hawaii at Manoa
- UH Rainbow Soccer Team
- HMSA
- Texaco Hawaii
- Beyond Green Partners
- The County of Maui
- The Hawaii State Department of Education

Go Rainbows!
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‘Aina Pono Farm to School

Lt. Governor Chin, DOE & Legislators Celebrate the ‘Aina Pono Farm to School ProgamPosted on April 5, 2018
‘AINA PONO FARM TO SCHOOL LOGO CELEBRATION  March 29, 2018 HONOLULU — Students at Mililani High School today celebrated the State’s ongoing ‘Aina Pono Farm to School Program. Nearly 3,000 meals are prepared in the school cafeteria and also delivered to the students at Mililani Uka and Mililani Waena Elementary Schools. Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin […]
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Lt. Governor Chin Samples Local Beef at Mililani High SchoolPosted on February 7, 2018
MILILANI – Lt. Governor Doug Chin and Senator Michelle Kidani met with Mililani High School Principal Fred Murphy, administration and cafeteria staff, as well as members of the Student Senate to discuss the recently launched Aina Pono Farm to School Initiative at Mililani High, Mililani Uka Elementary and Mililani Waena Elementary Schools.  Lt. Governor Chin […]
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Hawaii Farm to School Initiative: Local Beef Featured in School LunchesPosted on December 15, 2017Teri Loco Moco lunch
HONOLULU —  As part of the Hawaii Farm to School Initiative, local beef is being featured in Hawaii Department of Education’s (HIDOE) school lunches during the month of December.   Elementary schools will be served teri hamburger steak, while high school students will enjoy teri loco moco lunches.  HIDOE’s School Food Services Branch purchased 14-thousand pounds of […]
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