Blue Zones Project – Creating a Healthier Leeward Coast

BZP

 

The Blue Zones Project is a community-wide well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes in environment, policy and social networks.

 

As a part of their shared commitment to improve the well-being of the state of Hawaii, Blue Zones is now beginning a second wave of community selection, which includes the Kapolei, Makakilo & Ewa area.

 

Blue Zones Project recently connected with Councilmember Pine’s office to round up community support for their initiative to launch in the Leeward Coast. Councilmember Pine and BZP organizers hosted a meeting at Island Pacific Academy to inform residents, community leaders, and volunteers about how we can get people, places, and policy in our City engaged and informed about this exciting movement.

 

Councilmember Pine is happy to announce that the Phase 1 application to have Kapolei and Ewa designated as Blue Zones Project areas was recently accepted. The Blue Zones Project is now moving on to Phase 2 of their initiative, which involves a comprehensive site visit of the areas. The community will know in October if we are selected as a Blue Zones Project area.

 

Councilmember Pine is hosting a community presentation for the Blue Zones Site Selection Committee on Monday, September 26, 2016 at Island Pacific Academy’s Multi-Purpose Room, taking place at 6:00 p.m. All residents, ohana and keiki are encouraged to attend and get involved in this project that is happening on our Leeward Coast.

 

For more information, feel free to reach Councilmember Pine at kmpine@honolulu.gov or visit www.BlueZonesProject.com.