Environment and Climate Change
Kirk’s team has made huge strides to make Honolulu a greener city, including bans on single-use plastic items, reducing landfill waste, making H-Power the Oahu’s largest provider of renewable energy, installing energy-saving street lighting, and planting tens of thousands of trees. The City acquired miles of shoreline in Kahuku to protect coastal sand dunes. His administration sued to hold major oil companies accountable for climate change impacts that threaten O‘ahu. Miles of protected bike lanes have been created to make cycling safer and easier, and the City partnered to create Biki bikeshare as a new form of public transit for locals and visitors.