Mālama i ka ʻāina

To care for the lands

Mālama i ka ‘Āina – To respect and care for the land. This proverb serves an important pillar of reminder to the Native Hawaiian culture and is the exact care we look to model and exemplify through our climate and environmental justice work here at UTOPIA Washington. This program exists to raise awareness in the evolution of issues around the cause and effect of climate change. Creating a platform for Queer Transgender Pacific Islanders, BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals to voice concerns, take actions, and claim their inclusivity in the process of political reformation. 

As frontline communities facing the multifaceted consequence of climate change, we continue to care for the lands we as an organization work and pull resources from. Mutually sharing an output of concerns regarding the accessing of developmental programs in the state of Washington, with food insecurities, housing concerns, and most importantly environmental productivity. 

This page is solely available for educational referencing of environmental guidelines, containing infographics, interactive materials and resources that will assist in encouraging our communities to continue the practice of environmental sustainability. We have also included a comment section for you to ask questions or if also have any concerns and/ or comments please voice your thoughts in the space provided. Your feedback will help strengthen Malama I Ka ‘Āina do better in caring for lands. 

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