January 30, 2009 08:00 AM Eastern Time
— One serving has more antioxidants than five servings of vegetables —
KAILUA KONA, Hawaii--(BUSINESS WIRE)
(Nasdaq: CYAN), a world leader in producing… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on January 31, 2009 at 11:30am —
Group 70 International, Inc.
has opened the state's first sustainable design center
, a comprehensive resource center and showroom, providing clients and select community groups with direct access to sustainable technologies, a multitude of… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on January 30, 2009 at 8:30am —
Assessment under way to measure resources
The operator of Hawaii's only commercial geothermal power plant is exploring Hualalai
as the Big Island's next potential hot spot for alternative energy.
Puna Geothermal Venture last month celebrated 15 years of electricity production at its $150 million Pohoiki plant.… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on January 22, 2009 at 2:30pm —
##THIS IS HOW WE WANT TO EAT
KAANAPALI, MAUI Craving something new for lunch? Then satisfy your appetite and break away from the norm at Hula Grill Kaanapali's Barefoot Bar, which recently unveiled a delicious, lunch menu featuring new salads and sandwiches made from locally grown produce.
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on January 21, 2009 at 5:01pm —
The 5th Annual Environment and Natural Resources Conference
was hosted by the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce on January 16, 2009 at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel.
The "summit to the sea" meeting focused on the mauka watershed and the coastal marine environment of West Hawaii, through the lens of the… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on January 21, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Hawai‘i Superferry and environmental groups react to the release of a draft Environmental Impact Statement measuring the effects of harbor improvements and ferry operations. “… this draft EIS is a ‘pseudo’ EIS document.”
After several months of smooth sailing in island waters, the dawn of a new year has brought a new set of challenges for Hawai‘i Superferry. From calming the jostled… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on January 20, 2009 at 11:00am —
Tuesday night's bioenergy meeting
held in Honokaa seemed at times like an election season candidates forum, as six companies hoped to win the public's confidence by presenting their plans for renewable energy at different locations along the Hamakua Coast.
A Senate committee hearing held last month in Hilo on… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on January 16, 2009 at 10:00am —
A group of state leaders, in the middle of a dirt field, with a bunch of oo sticks. After more than 30 years, UH broke ground Wednesday on its West Oahu campus
, which will welcome its first class in 2011.
"We've had a few bumps in the road. A few boulders in the road," said Chancellor Gene Awakuni, to the laughter of the… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on January 15, 2009 at 10:00am —
The bright blue ReefTeach T-shirts will continue to be a familiar sight at Kahalu'u Beach Park this year, thanks in part to a State grant for preservation and marine conservation education programs at the bay.
The Kahalu'u Bay Project received its third Hawaii Tourism Authority's (HTA) Natural Resources… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on January 14, 2009 at 11:30am —
WASHINGTON, DC, January 12, 2009 (ENS) - The federal government today issued authorization to the U.S. Navy to impact whales and dolphins while conducting sonar training exercises around the main Hawaiian Islands for the next five years. The letter of authorization and accompanying rules allow for injury or death of up to 10… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on January 13, 2009 at 11:30am —
Members of the environmental group Blue Planet Foundation told lawmakers during a Monday briefing that Hawaii could become completely energy self-sufficient in the next decade.
"We want to put together some policy tools that really make a difference at home for people, affect people's pocket books, reduce energy costs and get Hawaii off oil,” said Jeff Mikulina, Blue Planet’s executive director.
While members of the state House and Senate were receptive to many of the… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on January 13, 2009 at 10:45am —
Here are a few definitions and explanations of words one will commonly run into while researching sustainability and green initiatives.
These are units of energy typically found in a utility bill. It will tell you how much power you are using and of course how much it’s costing you to use that power. Usually, kWh are used to measure electrical power or natural gas use.
Why it’s important:
Coal is what’s used most to create electrical… Continue
Added by Samantha on January 12, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Halau Hoolako is Hawaii's first green educational facility
guided by design principles that are at once ancient and modern, aligned with Hawaiian values, as well as the latest high performance facility standards.
Halau Hoolako is located in Kuhio Village (Hawaiian Homes) on the corner of Hiiaka and Hale Alii streets in Waimea on Hawaii Island and is part of Kauhale Oiwi o Puukapu, a 30-acre intergenerational cultural… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on January 12, 2009 at 12:31pm —
The Marines are going green.
The base exchange, or department store, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe stopped using plastic shopping bags starting on New Year's Day, encouraging patrons to use reusable bags.
CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES
Marine Corps Base Hawaii renewable energy and water conservation projects:
» Adapting aircraft hangars… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on January 12, 2009 at 12:28pm —
Building a multimillion-dollar solar farm in Europe over the next two years is part of Honolulu-based Sopogy’s strategy
to get its solar technology deployed around the world.
The company announced last week that it will build a 50-megawatt system in Toledo, Spain, using its proprietary technology in partnership with a German… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on January 11, 2009 at 11:16am —
If you read my last blog about Wal-Mart going green you probably read the part about them using solar power to power some of their stores. You're probably thinking, awesome! But really, how exactly does solar power work? What are those black things on top of the buildings and how exactly is it generating energy?
To fully understand how solar power works you need to have a basic understanding of how electricity works. Electricity starts with electrons. Atoms contain one or more… Continue
Added by Samantha on January 10, 2009 at 11:00am —
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is going green on a giant scale, with some of those efforts being spearheaded in Hawaii. Besides a pilot solar project, which will outfit 22 Wal-Mart stores, Sam's Clubs and a distribution center in Hawaii and California with solar power systems, the big-box corporation based in Bentonville, Ark., is also stepping up its recycling efforts. All Wal-Mart stores in Hawaii - eight discount stores and two Sam's Club - have set up recycling bins for plastic bags that it takes… Continue
Added by Samantha on January 9, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Going Green is more then just a trend, it's a way of life! Okay, so maybe not everyone is ready for the green lifestyle but there are a few simple things we can all do in our daily lives to help make a difference.
Unplug unused electronics
- Even when electronic devices are turned off, they still use energy.
Don't buy bottled wate
r – Most bottled water is actually tap water, and there’s nothing healthy about plastic waste, instead buy a reusable stainless… Continue
Added by Samantha on January 9, 2009 at 9:30pm —
There is no doubt that we are now living in a world where green efforts are being taken more seriously. With the effects of global warming being more apparent, initiatives have been made to help stop it, and Hawaii may just be able to help save the world. Okay, well maybe Hawaii can't save the world, but they're definitely doing their part.
The state of Hawaii and the U.S Department of Energy have signed off on a Memorandum Of Understanding. (read more… Continue
Added by Samantha on January 9, 2009 at 9:00pm —
With General Motors having supposedly bet its future on the development of the Volt electric vehicle, the company's dire economic straits raise questions regarding whether the car will ever come to market. But GM isn't the only electric game in town; a startup called Better Place
is taking a radically different approach to the electric vehicle problem, and the company is cutting partnerships with a number of governments in its efforts to put the infrastructure… Continue
Added by Samantha on January 9, 2009 at 8:30pm —