Tribalism and Technology

Primitivism/Tribalism and Deep Ecology are important concepts to the sustainability movement in addressing rapid climate change, promoting a “back to the earth” naturalist lifestyle. But should low-tech lifestyles be mandated to of all humanity, and is “low-tech” always beneficial and ethical? This article is a dialogue sparked from the following articles on primitivism and social change….

Nature and Halloween

Have you ever wondered where Halloween came from? A mixed up cacophony of spiritual beliefs and practices, Halloween has a long and winding history that begins before written records, and will probably carry on with us throughout many generations across the world. Halloween, All Souls Day, Samhain, Dio De Los Muertos, and even perhaps Hawaiian…

The “Anti-Science” Argument- Hawaiian Culture and TMT

Recently I came across an article written by businessman Richard Ha criticizing Hawaiian activism regarding TMT, and related social-environmental movements in Hawai’i. After hearing similar arguments and rebuttals from friends, family, and acquaintances, this article is meant to provide context and to challenge these “anti-science” accusations, to illustrate how this argument perpetuates Hawaiian diaspora through…

When “Eco” is a Dirty Word

“I don’t want to scare anyone, scaring is not the solution” Martha Beck said during her interview as she touched on the topic of environment. And in 2013, when Elon Musk spoke at TEDx he had a similar obstacle. As his interviewer strongly challenged the realizability of green enterprises, Elon casually explained that without them…