My Turn: We only have one home — Earth

I grew up in Pearl City, Oahu, and when I was young, my mother would take me to Ewa Beach to pick limu regularly. There was an abundance of limu that my mother would barely have to get wet as she harvested the limu on the shoreline. I remember picking limu manauea (ogo), limu lipoa, limu wawae ‘iole, and limu kala. Environmental damage from large-scale construction, improper or over-harvesting of limu, and climate change have all contributed to barren shorelines.