My cousin Jane is married to Glenn Teves, a professor of Agriculture at the University of Hawaii and a staunch defender of Molokai’s sustainable agriculture. Glen is also a former board member of the Hawaii Rural Development Council, and appears in the trailer for the HRDC documentary film “Seeds of Hope – Na Kupu Mana’olana” a vehicle for promoting the policy discussions affecting the sustainability of agriculture in Hawaii and its rural communities.
The film will be screened at Hawaii International Film Festival later this October and has already been nominated for the Golden Orchid Award, for narrative and documentary films that best express the artistic and technical excellence, and promote cross-cultural understanding.
The “Seeds of Hope” movie is all about the concerns and pressures that exist with the local population throughout the state of Hawaii. It’s a real life snapshot of a sustainable Hawaii, and steps that need to be taken to start moving in that direction. All the natural resources are there and available. It’s just a matter of coming together and making it happen.
Awareness through education is as important as the actions themselves. My company, ROC (realofficecenters.com), is currently in talks with the State of Hawaii, vocal proponents of a sustainable Hawaii, and financial partners focused on Clean and Green initiatives. These talks are yielding great progress for initial steps required to foster awareness and action towards this sustainable effort for Hawaii.
We are working with both the film group and the powers that can allow for sustainable measures, and I expect that within a short period of time my company Real Office Centers (ROC) will be in a position to drop its footprint on Oahu, Maui and Molokai. Providing these core connections in Hawaii to ROC’s existing footprint throughout southern California will give Hawaii direct access to an already vibrant community of startup activity. “The technology is here, the reasons are clear, and now-finally the Venture Capital is accessible.”
The general motivations of the people and Government are now growing in a parallel direction. Consensus building and solidifying is the next ingredient to making a sustainable Hawaii a reality…it is here now, ready for the taking…”Seeds of Hope” is a beautiful film that captures the spirit and story of the real Hawaii!
Causes Ron McElroy Supports
Surfrider Foundation, LA Mission, World Vision,Green peace, UCSB.