Felicia Alongi Cowden
Kauai's need for sustainability and resilience is striking; thus a run for county council to assist the future direction. Whether home-scale agriculture, education, grassroots media or local government participation, it all begins with self-reliance.
Felicia shares continuing pathways that have been effective at strengthen life on Kauaʻi. Every community has its own unique qualities that provide the foundation of locally-based living solutions that help not only their own localities but the whole world by requiring less from a distant area or marginalized peoples.
The indigenous Hawaiian practices were extraordinary at resilient living as was necessary in this most isolated island chain in the world. Akamai practices are efforts at adaptations of traditional wisdom applied to our modern life.
Resilience - the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
Sustainability - how biological systems endure and remain diverse and productive within parameters necessary for both the human race and planet Earth to survive.
Akamai - intelligence and common sense
In Life is the School, Love is the Lesson Felicia and her son, Ian, help the novice or the reluctant mind to understand the fun adventure of effective home schooling.
Our broader Akamai Learning school message is about how we learn best through following our passions and recognizing the capacity of a community to effectively educate their people; young or grown.
Kauaʻi is faced with important challenges as the global economy seeks to put its footprint on our jewel of an island. We are a microcosm of the issues faced across the planet. There are many paths to creating a better future.
This is a statement from the 2014 County Council Run.