Over the last few years I have worked tirelessly in an effort to improve our island home and protect our community, environment, culture and unique way of life here on Kaua'i.
I have engaged the community and organized multiple protests relating to biotech GMO experiments on Kaua'i. I have spoken to countless individuals about the concerns, organized door-to-door campaigns, developed flyers and campaigns, and extensively engaged the public and media regarding this issue.
I organized permitting and approvals for both the March in March and the Mana March.
In November of last year I started meeting regularly with Gary Hooser to help develop Bill 2491 - relating to pesticides and GMOs. Since that time I have continued to support and defend Bill 2491 and the community on this issue.
I helped to establish and develop "˜Ohana o Kaua'i as a productive and respected community involvement organization and obtained funding for "˜Ohana o Kaua'i to continue growing and working in our community. We are committed to using 100% of these funds for projects, campaigns and our community and will not be taking salaries direct from the organization. This allows for all "˜Ohana o Kaua'i donors and supporters to be confident that their entire donations have been and will continue going directly to serve our community. Please check out our campaigns and projects at ohanaokauai.org
I have engaged our community on important issues relating to development, water and resource management and access, agriculture, waste management, transportation and many other areas. Throughout this time attending as many meetings and community outreach opportunities as possible.
There are countless people that have expressed support for the work I have done, the media and press releases I have produced in relation to Bill 2491 and the marches, the community organization, radio involvement and more. I am so grateful for all of them! I have not had some specific way to accept this offered help, until a very dear uncle and friend gave me this idea...
If I could find 250 people/families in our community that would commit to $10 a month donation, for 6 months, then I could pay my bills and get by over the next 6 months and keep working overtime towards our goals of health, sustainability, ample clean food and water and the protection and support of our community.
I will never stop, but these donations could allow me to obtain a lot more in a lot less time and continue this community engagement full time, while sharing these milestones with you.
Donations will allow me to continue attending, engaging and responding to all relevant council and county meetings, developing materials and teaching as a guest lecturer at our high schools and educational facilities, developing media and press about the issues we face here on Kaua'i. Funding will allow me to follow the bills being introduced on a state level this legislative season.
It will also allow me to dedicate more time to developing our water rights campaign to help restore flowing water to important stream systems and agricultural locations. Donations will allow me to seek more funders for "˜Ohana o Kaua'i projects (including 'Ohana Gardens) and community work and continue building the framework of our organization and write grants for other community projects we want to develop.
I will be your on contract environmental scientist/officer working with the support of and for the people!!
Your support would be greatly appreciated and would support a brighter and more abundant future for our island and community.
- Karen Sherwood
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