Mahalo ʻĀina is a 13-week series of reports designed to raise awareness of the many environmental, economic, social and cultural benefits provided by Hawaiʻi's forests and the need for human responsibility in protecting and perpetuating these ecosystems.
The 90-second Mahalo ʻĀina vignettes air each weekday on Morning Edition (HPR-1) at 8:18 a.m. The 65 episodes will re-run on HPR-2 starting August 3, 2015 at 3:58 p.m
The series is hosted and written by Christopher Phillips, a science communication and education specialist whose work focuses on scientific issues affecting society in the 21st Century. His work has been featured in diverse fields, such as astronomy, climate change, and technological development.
The series is a collaboration between
Hawaiʻi Forest Institute
Hawaiʻi Forest Industry Association
County of Hawaiʻi Department of Research and Development
State of Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources – Division of Forestry and Wildlife
Atherton Family Foundation
State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture
and Hawaiʻi Public Radio.