Imagine Hawaii without all the colorful fish. Imagine it without the clear blue waters. Imagine the beaches piled with dying birds.
Hawaii won't be the beautiful paradise it once was, or is, as long as people pollute its waters. Resident to the islands or not, everyone should have learned to malama, take care of the environment.
On May 1, a marine biologist examined how the plastic rubbish floating around could be the foundation of algae that attract marine life and birds and kill them.
Without the fish, birds, coral or sandy beaches, Hawaii will soon be a rock of trash. A place that will sit around and rot or will get swallowed up by the great ocean.
Who would want to live there? Would anyone be able to tell the next generation that it was their fault that what was once a paradise is now a wasteland? The right answer should be no.
Respect the land, care for it and enjoy it for many more generations.