Life Of The Land (Hawai`i)

Life of the Land (1970-) Hawai`i non-profit environmental and community action  group  public interest.

Executive Director:
Henry Curtis

Assistant Executive Director:
Kat Brady,

Life of the Land
P.O. Box 37158
Honolulu, Hawaii  96837-0158

Board of Directors
Art Mori - President
David Henkin - Vice President
Miwa Tamanaha - Treasurer
Anne Sturgis - Secretary
Lynette Cruz
Carrie Ann Shirota



Life of the Land
Logo by Pegge Hopper

“Life of the Land is waging a vigorous fight against polluters in and out of court.”  Stewart Udall. 1970.  [U.S. Secretary of the Interior (1961-1969)]

“Direct, aggressive action based on fact. Most active environmental group in the state.”  Conservation Directory.  National Wildlife Federation. 1977.

Key leaders left mark on the state during Hawaii’s growth years.
“The effect a person can have on a place is immeasurable. Here are the 10 people or organizations who, from 1965 to 1975, helped make Hawaii what it is today”. There list contained 6 individuals and 4 organizations: The state Land Use Commission; Bishop Estate; the Labor Unions; and Life of the Land. Honolulu Star-Bulletin March 14, 1995.

”Life of the Land has become synonymous with environmental activism in Hawaii.” Honolulu Weekly. Earth Day edition. April 1996.

Quotes  re Executive Director Henry Curtis:  "a veteran of the RPS [Renewable Portfolio Standards] fight in the Legislature" and an "energy wonk" (Honolulu Weekly, November 29, 2000) "Henry Curtis of the energy-watching group Life of the Land" (Environment Hawaii, January 2001)  "a frequent HECO critic" (Pacific Business News, June 21, 2004) "closely follows and participates in Hawai'i energy issues" (Environment Hawaii, September 2004).

... Life of the Land's
Youtube Channel


Hawaii Governor Ben Cayetano on Same Sex Marriage

Hawaii Governor Ben Cayetano on Civil Unions

Land Use


Toxics, Pesticides, Clean-up

Genetic Engineering

Good Government


Community Alliance on Prisons

Hawaii Climate Change Blog

Hawaii Biofuels (Ethanol, Biodiesel) Blog

Hawaii Energy Blog

Hawaii Energy Self-Reliance

Palm Oil for Electricity Generation

HECO Proposed 2009 Power Plant

HECO's Biofuel Docket re 2009 Power Plant and HECO-Imperium Contract



Please support our work

Life of the Land is a 501(c)3
Charitable Organization.

Life of the Land Comments re ICF Report on Greenhouse Gas Emission Options

Oceanic Time Warner Franchise Renewal: LOL Comments (September 30, 2009)

Senate Energy and Environment Committee testimony (October 1, 2009) re Hawai`i Environmental Council. Testimony by Henry Curtis, Kat Brady

Integrated Resource Planning - Clean Energy Scenario Planning  Preliminary Statement of Position   (Ocober 2, 2009)

Hawaii Biofuel Master Plan: LOL Comments (Ocober 2, 2009)

Hawai`i Public Utilities Commission Regulatory Proceedings (Dockets)

American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009
Waxman-Markey HR2454

Environmental activist honored By Will Hoover  (Honolulu Advertiser, March 30, 2009)

Penguin Bank project called off By Rob Perez (Honolulu Advertiser, April 21, 2009)

Hawaii looks at taxing miles traveled By Mark Niesse, Associated Press Writer (USA Today, April 16, 2009)

Henry Curtis: From land issues to civil rights, the nonprofit director keeps an eye on Hawaii
(Honolulu Star Bulletin. May 15, 2009)

Ocean Power
(New York Times. May 3, 2009)