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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Interpretive materials available to guests aboard Trilogy V

An example of a positive practice to highlight here on Hawaii EcoTube: Educational and interpretive materials available to passengers aboard Trilogy Excursions' sailing catamaran.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Photos of marine life souvenirs in Maui shops

These photos were taken over a year ago at two different shops in Lahaina, Banana Wind (Lahaina Cannery Mall) and Cool Maui Stuff (Kahana Gateway Shopping Center), after a concerned resident observed marine life and coral for sale at those locations. This is another example of a usage for Hawaii EcoTube as a forum to initiate dialog and raise awareness about retail practices.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Runoff and sedimentation from 2007 storms

These photos are from storm events in 2007, documenting runoff and sedimentation around Wailuku and West Maui. Hawaii EcoTube now has created a forum to post photos such as these; please submit your photos and videos to us and note the specific location, sites and areas.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

How to Contribute to Hawaii EcoTube

We are seeking your input to compile content for Hawaii EcoTube. Please email us your submissions at Submissions can be in the form of photos, or a link to an online photo album, or a link to a YouTube video you have posted. You can also use online uploader services such as YouSendIt to send us larger photo and video files. Please also include a description of your images or video, which may include: location, date, time, and identification of parties involved.

Please be advised that we only intend to publish descriptive information that is objective and factual, and serves as an unbiased documentation of the occurrence. We have created Hawaii EcoTube as a place where questions and concerns about sustainable practices can be raised and discussed, in a mutually respectful setting. Please be aware of the difference between observation, inference, and factual statements that can be objectively documented through photo, video and audio. This site is not attempting to serve as a forum for opinions, inferences, personal attacks and the like. In addition, this site does not seek nor condone altered images or video, and will not publish any such submissions, or those that are questionable in nature.

Please note that the Hawaii EcoTube team will review submissions to confirm that they meet the site’s guidelines stated above prior to posting. We would also like to draw a distinction between what will be posted as an initial entry and the comments linked to those posts. The comments section was created to serve as a means of promoting dialog among all parties on any given issue; this component is more open to individuals’ opinions, perceptions and emotional response, whereas an initial post should be based on objective documentation. Any referenced data presented within the post should cite the primary source where the information was obtained. Preferred submissions will be of a photo or video format, with text to explain what is shown.

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Thank you for contributing to Hawaii EcoTube!

Fun Legal Stuff

All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Hawaii EcoTube makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.
You agree that when you send a Submission via email, you grant and its owners a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use the work. We may use, copy, sublicense, adapt, transmit, distribute, publish, display or otherwise use it as we see fit, in our sole discretion. By making a Submission, you waive the right to make any claim against, its owners or any of its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders relating to the Submission, including, but not limited to, unfair competition, invasion of privacy, negligence, breach of implied contract or breach of confidentiality.
Without limitation of the foregoing, we shall exclusively own all now-known or hereafter existing rights to the Submissions of every kind and nature and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without any compensation to the provider of the Submission.
You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not us, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available to us. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for the Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the website.

About Hawaii EcoTube

Hawaii EcoTube was created by a group of Hawaii natural resource users who care about our environment and want to help ensure the sustainability of these resources for future generations. In a desire to help facilitate positive practices, we created Hawaii EcoTube as a means of showcasing examples of the usage of Hawai‘i’s natural resources in a venue that everyone is allowed access.

This site is your chance to contribute your own content consisting of issues that concern you. The intent is to raise awareness through objective documentation of various types of resource impacts by empowering YOU, the community.

It is our hope that by creating a platform for everyone to use, all parties have a chance to become informed, engage one another in a respectful manner, and learn from what is presented here. This is a platform where positive practices can be highlighted, and serve as a model to others.

By creating awareness through documentation of less sustainable practices, we hope to incite a dialog that facilitates positive change.

If you would like to contribute, check out this post that provides guidelines on how to do so. For more about this site’s terms and conditions, please read this important post.

Hawaii EcoTube was made possible in part by a community-based microgrant from the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL).

Also please be advised that the information contained in Hawaii EcoTube is provided only as general information for education purposes. Information on Hawaii EcoTube is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up-to-date. The opinions expressed on Hawaii EcoTube are not necessarily those of the site’s administrators, coordinators, sponsors or partners.