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Public Policy & Government Relations Manager

Alison was honored to join the Down to Earth 'ohana in 2018. She represents Down to Earth at the Hawaii State Legislature, Honolulu City Council, and Maui County Council on issues that are important to our customers, like organic and local farming, GMOs, and animal rights, as well as other environmental and community health initiatives. Alison is always searching for sustainability solutions for the Down to Earth stores and loves sharing eco-friendly tips with our customers. She also assists the Marketing Team with merchandising, community outreach, events, and classes. Alison is a homeschooling mom with 3 daughters and loves hiking, yoga, ocean swimming, and organic gardening.

Recent Posts

The easy, healthy, climate friendly diet  

With the challenge to reduce our carbon footprint, we are happy to share this diet with you, especially during Earth Month! The Climatarian Diet has  dual benefits, not only for your health but for the planet and can reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and stroke because of the plant-based component. 

This diet includes low carbon options like: 

Plastic Pollution & Climate Change Conversation

Climate change and plastic pollution are catastrophic problems that seem overwhelming. Can ordinary people do anything to make a significant impact? Yes! There are simple sustainable swaps that really make a difference in our environmental and future well-being. 

Sustainable Starter Kit Shopping Guide - Earth Day 2021

April is here and Earth Day is near! Earth Day is recognized as the largest civic event in the world - a day to raise awareness and inspire action towards the protection of the environment and focus on the need for conservation. These are all very much incorporated in everything that Down To Earth does. Every year, we love celebrating Earth Day all month long! Plastic waste is a big topic in Hawaii because we see firsthand the effects on our very own beaches.