WATCH: ‘Climate for Change’ documentary explores Hawaii’s food system vulnerabilities

A two-hour special that explores how the COVID-19 pandemic exposed Hawaii’s food insecurity concerns.
Published: May. 17, 2021 at 9:01 PM HST|Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 9:05 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The final documentary in HNN’s “Climate for Change” series premiered Monday night with a focus on the vulnerabilities of Hawaii’s food system.

The two-hour special explores how the pandemic exposed Hawaii’s food insecurity concerns and the consequences of a system that requires almost all the state’s food to be shipped in.

It also highlights how climate change stands to worsen the situation and profiles community leaders and organizations sounding the alarms — and looking to make wholesale changes.

The documentary was by produced by Anthony Aalto and Green Island Films.

Its message: Fixing food systems is a convergence point for action on climate, environment, poverty, development, disparities, public health and equity and is essential to fulfilling Hawaii’s commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and state’s 2050 Sustainability Plan.

With a long list of community partners, HNN embarked on its “Climate for Change” series more than a year ago with the goal of spotlighting the unique challenges Hawaii faces from climate change.

The series also sought to explore potential solutions, from sustainable farming to a project to plant millions of trees in the coming decade.

For more stories in the series and to watch the first two “Climate for Change” documentaries, click here.

The series was made possible by these corporate sponsors:

  • Bank of Hawaii
  • DTRIC Insurance Company
  • Hawaii Dental Service
  • Y. Hata & Co.
  • Harold Castle Foundation
  • PAR Hawaii
  • The Queen’s Health Systems
  • Hawaii Gas
  • Kamehameha Schools
  • First Insurance Company of Hawaii
  • Stanford Carr Development
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Hawaiian Telcom
  • KTA Super Stores
  • Hawaiian Electric Company
  • Maui Ocean Center
  • Alexander & Baldwin
  • American Savings Bank
  • Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters

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