Ashley Lukens

Ashley Lukens is an independent philanthropic and development advisor in Hawaii and Oregon. Her current passion project is Clarity Project, a citizen-driven initiative to expand access to psilocybin.
It’s Time For Safe, Legal Access To Psychedelics Ana Yala

It’s Time For Safe, Legal Access To Psychedelics

We need new tools to address the mental health challenges we face.

An Open Letter To The Millionaires And Billionaires Of Hawaii Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2020

An Open Letter To The Millionaires And Billionaires Of Hawaii

To do the right thing, consider these 10 recommendations on philanthropy as you arrive and take up residence.

Philanthropy’s Critical Role In Times Of Recession Flickr: Cohen Van der Velde

Philanthropy’s Critical Role In Times Of Recession

With the COVID-19 crisis upon us, those who can give more must give more.

20 Reasons To Be Hopeful At The 2020 Legislature Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2018

20 Reasons To Be Hopeful At The 2020 Legislature

There’s innovation around climate adaptation, for one, and more community-led stewardship of public lands.

Kavanaugh? I Want To Talk About Alcohol Instead Flickr: Rick

Kavanaugh? I Want To Talk About Alcohol Instead

The fight over the Supreme Court nomination raises questions about substance abuse and dumb decisions.

Food Self-Sufficiency Doesn’t Have To Damage Environment Flickr: Justin Cravalho

Food Self-Sufficiency Doesn’t Have To Damage Environment

Despite the rhetoric of Big Ag, small-scale diversified agriculture is neither a joke nor a pipe dream.

The State’s Latest Pesticide Initiatives Miss the Mark Yet Again Zeynel Cebeci/Wikimedia Commons

The State’s Latest Pesticide Initiatives Miss the Mark Yet Again

The state’s initiatives address acute exposure to pesticides, but long-term exposure to low levels poses the greater risk.

I Must Finally Stand Up and Speak Out on GMOs Nick Grube/Civil Beat

I Must Finally Stand Up and Speak Out on GMOs

The time has come for transparency and accountability for chemical companies and their agricultural operations in Hawaii.