We call upon the Congress of the United States, the Legislature and local governing bodies in the State of Hawaii, immediately to pass and carry out legislation which will result in a reduction of the consumption of all fossil fuels including but not limited to: petroleum, coal and natural gas.
We call upon all government entities, corporations, communities (including our congregation) and individuals to create and live out long-range energy reduction measurements while maintaining sensitivity to environmental impacts, such a policy shall:
- Promote the development of alternate sources of energy including, but not limited to: solar, wind, geothermal and biomass.
- Cease the extraction of natural gas by the method known as fracking.
- Promote grassroots efforts to live sustainable lifestyles that lessen energy consumption and reduce carbon footprints. Collectively and individually this would include mindful daily living with an emphasis on the reuse, recycling, and repurposing of consumer goods and services; eating responsibly that could include the cultivation and consumption of locally grown food; choosing a plant-based diet; utilizing “libraries” such as tool and instrument libraries and other methods/decision-making options that reduce the amount of personal consumption and promote the sharing of goods and services.
Passed January 20, 1991 Reaffirmed: November 18, 2012 Edited and Proposed: November 6, 2017