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Sierra Club Hawaiʻi Director Marti Townsend steps down

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Wayne Tanaka (left) and Marti Townsend (right)

The Sierra Club Hawai‘i chapter will have a new director after seven years of leadership under Marti Townsend.

The environmental organization’s new director is Wayne Tanaka — an attorney, engineer, and environmental advocate.

The Sierra Club is the largest and oldest environmental education and advocacy group in the country. Under Townsend’s leadership, the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi focused on environmental protection and social injustice.

Tanaka will officially start on Oct. 18.

He was most recently the manager of the Public Policy Program at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Zoe Dym is a news producer at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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