Luke Evslin

Luke Evslin is the co-owner of the Kailua-based outrigger canoe manufacturing company, Kamanu Composites. Follow him on Twitter @LukeEvslin.
Luke Evslin: Think All Is Lost? Listen To The Hope In A Child’s Laugh PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Luke Evslin: Think All Is Lost? Listen To The Hope In A Child’s Laugh

We worship the past because it’s easier to understand what we’ve lost than to contemplate what’s next. But the future holds hope.

Luke Evslin: Now The Climate Change Battle Belongs To All Of Us Flickr.com

Luke Evslin: Now The Climate Change Battle Belongs To All Of Us

The only way to combat denialism is to reach out to our friends and neighbors and have a frank conversation

Luke Evslin: Don’t Ignore The Latest Version of Kauai’s ‘Bible’ Courtesy: NASA

Luke Evslin: Don’t Ignore The Latest Version of Kauai’s ‘Bible’

The island’s proposed new General Plan is required reading for anyone truly interested in the future of the place.

Luke Evslin: What Trump And Hitler Have In Common Flickr.com

Luke Evslin: What Trump And Hitler Have In Common

Our president-elect isn’t like the Hitler of the 1940s, but his rhetoric has a lot in common with the Hitler of the 1920s.

Luke Evslin: Yes, Trump Is A Disaster, So What Do We Do Now? Darron Birgenheier/Flickr.com

Luke Evslin: Yes, Trump Is A Disaster, So What Do We Do Now?

I understand the anger of his supporters now, because I’m angry too. But we have to move beyond that to meet the challenges ahead.

Luke Evslin: How Rampant Distrust Derails Good Government Luke Evslin

Luke Evslin: How Rampant Distrust Derails Good Government

An angry protest shutting down a public meeting is just as bad as state officials choosing to have no meeting at all.

Luke Evslin: Planning Conference Wasn’t About Freebies And Booze Kauai County

Luke Evslin: Planning Conference Wasn’t About Freebies And Booze

The media didn’t actually cover the Hawaii Congress of Planning Officials. Too bad, because important work was done.

Luke Evslin: Time To Put The Brakes On Tourism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Luke Evslin: Time To Put The Brakes On Tourism

With an economy predicated on the unlimited growth of tourism, we will never be able to take the hard steps necessary for economic diversification.

Luke Evslin: Excessive Tourism Seems To Be A Taboo Topic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Luke Evslin: Excessive Tourism Seems To Be A Taboo Topic

Just one person — and not who you might expect — seemed willing to address the issue at the World Conservation Congress.
Luke Evslin: Reflections On The World Conservation Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Luke Evslin: Reflections On The World Conservation Congress

There was so much more to the huge gathering of environmentalists than what you read about in the media.
Luke Evslin: Managing Growth Isn’t As Simple As It Seems Google maps

Luke Evslin: Managing Growth Isn’t As Simple As It Seems

Zoning codes may be in place to help neighborhoods, but they sometimes hurt people who can least afford it.
Luke Evslin: The Living Victims Of Kauai’s Tourism Economy Carolyn Coles/Flickr.com

Luke Evslin: The Living Victims Of Kauai’s Tourism Economy

The battle over a resort in Nukolii remains a potent reminder of the divisive and complex nature of development.