Category: Hikes

California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA), a Tongan perspective

By Sina Uipi Attending CEJA was my second visit to the state capitol and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was excited to learn more about environmental justice. I appreciate the fact that the majority of… Read More

Mr. Kyle Goes to Washington

Kyle was in Washington D.C. at the first International Environmental Partership (IEP) conference hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Environmental Protection Administration Taiwan to share about the air quality workshops APIOPA is running with youth… Read More

Asian Am Environmental Leadership Academy Graduation Hike

Over the past 8 weeks APIOPA has been co-leading the Asian American Environmental Leadership Academy. This past weekend, the youth, many of whom we have worked with in the past, led an awesome graduation hike at Switzer Falls… Read More

APIOPA Intern Blog: Say NO to the Rail in Hawaii!

By Nathan Lee There has been some heavy controversy and debate about constructing an elevated rail system on the island of Oahu in Hawaii ever since it became a dominant issue for local politics in 2008.  Along with… Read More

If you’re API, does LA County care what you think of park access?

By Scott Chan As I have shared, I sit on the steering committee for the LA County Parks Needs Assessment. Yes, this group comprised of 30+ leaders from all parts of the County (hand-selected by the Board of… Read More

Nathan Blog Post #2: #WeAreMaunaKea

Back home in Hawaii, there is a very serious debate and controversy over the $1.4 billion TMT, or Thirty Meter Telescope, that is being constructed on the slopes of the million-year old Mauna Kea.  It is a dormant… Read More

Hike to Chantry Flats

By Scott Chan “Places like Chantry Flats way up here in the San Gabriel Mountains…they’re not accessible to kids in my neighborhood.” Last week, Kyle and I led a workshop/hike with high school and college students on what it means to… Read More

Bike Tour of Claremont Colleges!

By Scott Chan To start off our Cycle for Change month, APIOPA took our bikes to the Claremont Colleges.  In partnership with Pitzer students from the Center for Asian Pacific American Students (CAPAS), APIOPA did a bike tour… Read More

Keppel Students Take a Field Trip to the Claremont Colleges

By Kyle Tsukahira On February 21st, Mark Keppel students who are involved with Promoting Youth Advocates (PYA) took a field trip to the Claremont Colleges. The day was a mix of leadership/communication workshops led by Leadership Education for… Read More

Glen A Wilson Air Quality Update

By Scott Chan   There have been some big and exciting developments on our air quality project with Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights. Similar to our air project at Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra,… Read More