OUR MISSION :
Our Mission is to encourage and promote renewable energy and environmental solutions and through income derived from art, music and cultural projects create socially responsible solutions that deliver environmental and economic prosperity and PEACE worldwide.
We seek to inspire individuals and organizations to join together and
TAKE ACTION TO CREATE A BETTER WORLD AT PEACE that is economically stable, environmentally sustainable, and full of creativity.
Through the promotion of the arts, we, in turn, raise awareness and can raise revenue for environmental solutions and complimentary job creation. These goals are accomplished through two component parts - Maui Arts & Music Association (MAMA) and People Aligned in Positive Action (PAPA). Along with promoting music & arts and supporting the advancement of environmental sustainability and economic solutions, one of our main goals is to identify tasks that provide jobs! It is a worldview that we wish to see duplicated: positive directions and LIFEstyles.
Together Everyone Accomplishes More ... T E A M ...
"HOLD THE VISION"
Editorial opinion article as published in 1993; written by Jason W. Schwartz,
then Executive Director of MAMA, delivering the vision
Sharing the vision of the world in which we choose to live- this is the most important single answer we want to convey to the people of the world. If we choose to change the paradigm under which the political system exists, we MUST keep our sights on how we want the world to be and must work to take ideas for what the future can be, and act from this vision in all we do, no matter how challenging it may be to do so.
We hold a vision of a world where we have all the answers for all the people. We can have development and responsible environmental choices in the same programs. We can cooperate and make lots of money, so often the commodity we all need in this world, and bring the bickering to an end.
We can foster goodwill and economic assistance between the large economic powerhouses and environmental progressives, like me. We can marry the old and wise ideas and traditions of a past Hawaii with the high tech futuristic solutions of today...and tomorrow.
There can be answers to all of the problems we face. We simply must HOLD THAT VISION....and take ACTION!
Vision, desire and action all walk hand in hand. When there is vision, we create what we see! It is...NOW, not some future unreachable hope!
We offer to share a vision of a beautiful future, consciously creating and implementing an economic and environmental integrated action plan -
TO PROMOTE ART, MUSIC AND THE CULTURES OF THE WORLD TO FUEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, thereby creating jobs & effectively diversifying the economy.
Our goal is to link up individuals and non-profit companies, all making money AND helping us towards our goal : Our primary originally charted purpose is to promote the arts, music and cultures of the islands and through that promotion, create "sales" that inflow money to us to be used for the necessary research and development AND IMPLEMENTATION of important environmental programs and products and JOB CREATION, coupled with education;
to establish a major renewable energy demonstration project using CUTTING EDGE technologies HERE in Maui, thereby creating jobs through the process for the peoples of Maui AND for the peoples of the world, by actualizing a continued "real" paradise
...a perfect marriage of vision for a brighter future.
WE CAN BE A LIVING BREATHING GLOBAL EXAMPLE WHERE GOOD WILL AND COOPERATION HAS BROUGHT GREATER YIELDS THAN THROUGH COMPETITION.
A vision without action is a daydream.
Ideas are only effective when they are implemented.
It is only through cooperation and mutual benefit that we, as a local, statewide, national, and international community, can hope to grow and prosper:...with a balanced overall plan -
a plan to RE-GENERATE NEW LEADERS capable to continue the actions of that plan - a plan that requires the ACTION and DEDICATION of its people, a plan of VISION - a plan of PEACE - a plan of FAITH - a plan of COMPASSION - a plan of GOD -
in other words,
a plan of LOVE.
MAMA is a 501c4 nonprofit organization
established in April 1991 in Maui, Hawaii
by Jason W. Schwartz.
Jason Schwartz sings "Hero" at Unity Church on Maui 7-15-2018
Here we are TODAY, the dawning of a NEW DAY. We are aligned in direction and purpose at the moment of creation. Coordination of these words: PARTICIPATORY ACTION plan at the DREAMMAKERS FOUNDATION OF MAUI. We see and agree on common vision, and action is taken BY US- INDIVIDUALLY COMING TOGETHER and SHARING IDEAS and CREATING ACTION PLANS AND THEN TAKING ACTION on many things that we can accomplish IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, not the government.
Here's the wonderful symbiotic part of this: It elevates the GOVERNMENT to accomplish its role: creating legislation and THEIR action to support positive community-minded CO-OPERATION, as coordinated thru our integrated hub, MAMA & PAPA.
The TRANSFORMATION of this Maui Self-Sustainability Creation Model IS TIMELY.
We are beginning a NEW feeling of UNITY on Maui. Visions of environmentally healthy, economically robust LIVES for ALL of Maui's people, and adequate AFFORDABLE Rentals AND Homes AND, self-sustainability in our FOOD and WATER.
Technology has arrived at the doorstep. Ancient Local Custom and Wisdom can unite with potential integrated answers and desired outcomes to SOLVE ALL OF OUR PRESENT PROBLEMS here in these islands, starting with Maui County. The integrated wealth and action HAVE THE POTENTIAL to actualize this vision EVERYTHING IS IN PLACE right now. We HAVE ALL It Takes !
Our tourist industry can be supported and the local economy can thrive AT THE SAME TIME.
New governmental elections have brought a willing and sensitive group of women and men, both as Councilmembers AND Mayor, together to HELP US as private citizens to work together and flourish by their Regulatory Power and thereby expediting power to assist to fast-track needed OKs for ACTION and actual projects starting and completing ALONG WITH VERBAL SUPPORT so that potential advertising sponsors CAN SEE the Wisdom and economic sense to financially participate AND participating in ways they feel appropriate along the path towards our mutual agreed goal:
SELF SUSTAINABILITY for the island, islands and the world thru being an example of HOPE because of CO-OPERATION and meaningful discussion "in the Neutral Zone", where peace abides and wisdom comes through cooperation and love.
Profits and individuality can be plentiful, both for the community and other leaders in their financial, promotional, and personal support, but also in their PERSONAL PLEDGE to BE a PART of this great future VISION FOR ALL... actualizing NOW. Vision + Action = Dream Makers NOW.
With a gentle heart,