Monthly Archives: July 2019

‘Earth Overshoot Day’ is Earlier Than Ever in 2019

We are using our ecological resources 1.75 times faster than the planet can regenerate them, according to the Global Footprint Network. That international nonprofit organization has been calculating “Earth Overshoot Day,” the date at which we start consuming natural resources … Continue reading

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How Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden Observes World Nature Conservation Day

Today is World Nature Conservation Day. While it’s great to have a day calling attention to Earth’s natural resources, we should all be doing whatever we can year-round, too, to increase awareness of nature conservation and ensure the long-term protection … Continue reading

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Tropical Hawaiian Flowers: the Heliconia Plant

When you visit Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, you’ll notice the showy, brilliantly colored flowers called heliconia. Heliconia are exotic and dramatic, and they scream TROPICS! The Garden has an excellent collection of species and hybrid heliconia and you’ll see them … Continue reading

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