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Establishment of a University of Hawaii Environmental Center

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Title: Establishment of a University of Hawaii Environmental Center
Authors: Cox, Doak C.
LC Subject Headings: Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Environmental degradation.
Sustainable development.
Waste disposal -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Hawaii.
Issue Date: Jul 1970
Publisher: Environmental Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation: Cox DC. 1970. Establishment of a University of Hawaii Environmental Center. Honolulu (HI): Environmental Center, University of Hawaii.
Abstract: Knowledgeable people everywhere are now concerned about the degradation of the environment that has resulted from the existence, increase, and activity of their own species. Most widely felt is a concern for the environmental effects of human wastes, both biological and technological. However, students of natural resources find reason for concern also in the effects of our draft of critical raw materials from the environment and in the interactions between raw material draft and waste disposal. Hawaiians are unavoidably involved with world-wide environmental problems but have special reasons for concern with their immediate environment. Because of ecological and socio-economic peculiarities associated with the geographic historical and setting of the Islands, special local solutions will have to be provided for these problems. Recognizing the importance of environmental concerns in Hawaii, the 1970 legislature has passed and the governor has signed a bill (SB 1132-70) that adds to the statutes of the state a new chapter on "Environmental Quality Control.” The new act calls for the creation of an Office of Environmental Quality Control within the Office of the Governor to be headed by a Director of Environmental Quality Control, an Environmental Council to provide liaison between the Director and the public, and an ecology or environmental center within the University.
Pages/Duration: [8] p.
Appears in Collections:Environmental Center Special Reports

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