Governor takes on social media challenge from Jason Momoa

Posted on Apr 27, 2022 in Capitol Connection, Featured, Main
Governor Ige checks out Jason Momoa’s social media challenge.

Governor Ige checks out Jason Momoa’s social media challenge.

People across the globe rallied during Earth Week last month – including Hollywood. Award-winning actor Jason Momoa issued a challenge to social media users to share what they’re doing to protect the planet. For some, that’s swapping single-use plastic bottles for reusable canteens or using a tote bag instead of a plastic bag.

As the leader of an entire state, Governor Ige has made large-scale efforts to protect the planet. One of those efforts includes pledging to grow, conserve, and restore one hundred million trees in the State of Hawaiʻi by the year 2030. It’s part of a larger project, called The Trillion-Tree Initiative, that aims to save one trillion trees worldwide. Hawaiʻi is fulfilling that promise by protecting already established forests, planting trees in those forests, and planting in urban areas, among other activities.

A hiker enjoys a tree-lined trail.

A hiker enjoys a tree-lined trail.

Check out the governor’s response to Momoa’s video here and see what other social media users are doing to protect the planet by looking up the hashtag #makewaves.

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