March 3, 2020

Beyond Pesticides recently embarked on an 11-day educational tour of the Hawaiian Islands, making the Big Island their final stop last week.

Pahoa parks crew learn about soil health from Chip Osborne

of Beyond Pesticides. Pahoa district park goes herbicide free March 10...

January 8, 2020

The following was sent to the members of The Hawaii County Council:

The Hawaii Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is strongly in favor of the county of Hawaii’s Bill 101.

In 2012, the National AAP essentially changed the way pediatricians around the worl...

January 4, 2020

The Hawai'i County Council has one chance to override Mayor Kim's veto of Bill 101, prohibiting the use of toxic herbicides on county owned parks and roadways. It is important that supporters of Bill 101 show up at the Council Chambers to show their concern that Mayor...

The Hawai‘i County Council voted Wednesday afternoon to ban the use of herbicides on any County managed or maintained property — including parks, roadways and waterways — beginning in 2024.

Bill 101, sponsored by Councilwoman Rebecca Villegas, includes a list of soon-to...

The Hawai‘i County Council Committee on Agriculture, Water, Energy and Environmental Management voted 7-0 today to advance Bill 101, a pesticide ban in Hawai‘i County, with a positive recommendation to the Council late Tuesday night.

The bill prohibits the use of toxic...

October 7, 2019

The safety of glyphosate herbicides (one common brand name is Roundup) and others used by the county became a much-discussed topic after a visit to Hawaii in June by Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, who won the first lawsuit against Monsanto after contracting non-Hodgkins lympho...

September 25, 2019

Finally, all the hard work we've done in maintaining parks without Roundup is bringing the desired results. In Honoka'a and Waimea, the county will be taking over the maintenance of the parks from the volunteers and continue doing it without chemical herbicides! And in...

June 22, 2019

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Hawaii County directors of three agencies — Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and Finance — met Friday with a man wh...

May 19, 2019

Kapoho Beach Lots on the Big Island had seven miles of private roads, paved with Chip & Seal. For decades, the Road Board believed they needed to spray the edge of all the roadsides with Roundup to keep weeds from growing into the road and cracking it. This included la...

May 15, 2019

If you are an administrator, public or private, you are liable for the workplace practices that occur under your supervision or authority. Likewise, if you are an employer, public or private, you are responsible for the actions and inactions of your administrators/man...

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