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Posted byon July 25, 2014 at 12:46 PM EDT
Federal agencies are making significant progress in meeting President Obama's ambitious goals to reduce energy use, pollution and waste, and save money in Federal operations.
Posted byon June 2, 2014 at 5:35 PM EDT
For decades, state, city, county, and tribal leaders have led the way in reducing pollution, making our communities healthier and cleaner. The EPA's new carbon pollution standard proposal puts tools in the hands of each state -– there’s no one-size-fits-all approach here.
Posted byon May 28, 2014 at 4:56 PM EDT
Arne Duncan celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by celebrating the accomplishments of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) and their contributions to this great nation.
Posted byon May 6, 2014 at 5:18 PM EDT
In the year since the President first called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, 10 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws to increase the minimum wage. Without waiting on Congress to act, Connecticut, Maryland, and Hawaii are lifting their minimum wages to $10.10 an hour, and other states and localities are considering similar legislation.
Posted byon May 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM EDT
The Third U.S. National Climate Assessment confirms that climate change is affecting Americans in every region of the United States and key sectors of the national economy.
Posted byon May 1, 2014 at 9:35 AM EDT
Today marks the first day of this year’s AAPI Heritage Month. This month, hundreds of community and government leaders will join to celebrate and re-dedicate themselves to the ongoing work of improving the well-being of the AAPI community.
President Obama at YSEALI Town Hall: "Young People Like You Have to Be the Ones Who Lead Us Forward"Posted byon April 28, 2014 at 12:36 PM EDT
During his visit to Malaysia, President Obama participates in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall, hosted by the University of Malaya.
Posted byon April 14, 2014 at 9:28 AM EDT
With this in mind, the Hawaii Regional Interagency Working Group (RIWG) hosted its first AAPI community roundtable on April 8, 2014.
Posted byon April 10, 2014 at 6:02 PM EDT
Posted byon April 4, 2014 at 9:45 AM EDT
Herb Lee, Jr., is the Executive Director of the Pacific American Foundation (PAF) and a Native Hawaiian that has led multiple, highly successful youth leadership programs, career planning and development, environmental education and culture-based curriculum projects including the award winning “ Kāhea Loko and the Aloha ‘Āina” projects. His programs have trained over 3,500 teachers and benefited over 70,000 students throughout Hawaii, spanning grade levels K-12. PAF has been recognized as one of the leading non-profits in the development and training of rigorous culture-based education programs for both Native Hawaiians and non-Hawaiian students.