Mike Gabbard

Mike Gabbard is a state senator representing District 20 (West Oahu) and is chair of the Agriculture and Environment Committee.

Victory (Lanakila) Gardens: A Way To Thrive During A Crisis Flickr: Britt Fuller

Victory (Lanakila) Gardens: A Way To Thrive During A Crisis

To be pro-active and self-sufficient, the people of Hawaii should grow more of their own food.

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We Must Act Now To Save Endangered Wildlife

The author introduced a bill, now close to final passage, that would ban trafficking in Hawaii of parts or products made from endangered wildlife species.
It’s Time To Fix The Hawaii State Capitol Reflecting Pools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It’s Time To Fix The Hawaii State Capitol Reflecting Pools

The latest estimate puts fixing the 45-year-old pools at $15.2 million. But it doesn't have to cost that much if we find creative solutions.
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Everybody Must Get Hemp

In many ways, hemp is like a miracle crop and yet we can't grow it in Hawaii because it is related to marijuana. That needs to change.

Solutions to Up-Front Costs for Energy Efficiency

Hawaii Senate Energy Committee chair says state needs to lower initial costs for solar water heating and energy efficiency.