The New York Times has added a section in their web based edition specifically for news on energy and the environment. It can be found at the follow web URL: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/business/energy-environment/index.html
Added by Tom DeWitt on February 27, 2009 at 8:53am —
Noted environmentalist Steve Holmes is running again for the Honolulu City Council after serving 12 years previously.
He was term limited, but sat out a term and can now run again to represent Windward Oahu. He has a remarkable record of achievement. He added over 1,000 acres of land into park and preservation on the Windward side. He wrote and passed bills expanding recycling, saving energy, water conservation, and more.
Holmes For City Council
111 Hekili Street Suite A… Continue
Added by Steve Holmes on February 26, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Maui could learn a lesson from Kauai's sustainable-food movement
by Rob Parsons
February 26, 2009
As a longtime Maui resident, it’s impossible to travel to a neighbor island without recognizing subtle and distinct differences, not only in the natural topography and developed landscapes but in the community vibe as well. A long weekend jaunt to Kauai offered the opportunity to… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 26, 2009 at 6:37pm —
February 23, 2009 - Captain Cook, Hawaii
Live music and local vendors gathered to honor the diversity and heritage of the avocado in Captain Cook on Saturday.
The third annual Hawaii Avocado Festival
, held at the Amy BH Greenwell Ethno-botanical Garden, celebrated the love of the butter pears as… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 25, 2009 at 8:00pm —
WAIKAPU — Taste Education will be a festival highlight of the Maui County Ag Festival, which is scheduled at the luau grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation on Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Taste Education will run from noon to 2 p.m.
With purchase of a ticket, $25 for adults or $12 for keiki ages 7-18 (children six and under are free), participants will enjoy more than 15 food stations devoted to bringing forth locally grown food and non-alcoholic beverages under… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 25, 2009 at 4:42pm —
Windward Community College
was recognized as “Exemplary” in two areas of the 2008 report, Campus Environment 2008: A National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education.
Conducted by the National Wildlife Federation and Princeton Survey Research Associates International,… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 25, 2009 at 4:30pm —
By Andrew Gomes
Advertiser Staff Writer
Pineapple farming in Hawai'i declined sharply in the past few years at the hands of two agribusiness industry giants, but increasing numbers of small farmers see sweet opportunity in the crop long associated with the Isles.
"Call us crazy, but let's hope we're crazy like a fox — not crazy crazy," said Craig Bowden, a farm industry veteran who partnered to start two local pineapple farm ventures three years ago and has rapidly… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 23, 2009 at 2:42pm —
Hawaiian Electric Co.’s commitment to use only “green” fuel to run its new power plant at Campbell Industrial Park will cost Oahu residential customers up to $2 more a month.
Left without a local source of biodiesel after its supplier scrapped plans to build a fuel plant here, HECO now has to pay more to have the fuel shipped from the Mainland, stored in a tank and trucked to the power plant.
The change to HECO’s fuel supply contract was submitted this month to the state… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 22, 2009 at 4:17pm —
By Joel Guy and Judy Sokei - Special to The Garden Island
Published: Sunday, February 22, 2009 3:13 AM HST
On Kaua‘i alone we send more than 70 percent of our “gray water” down the pipes every day. Are we wasting a precious resource?
Rep. Jessica Wooley, D-47th District, has introduced House Bill 763, which aims to conserve potable water. The bill requires the… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 22, 2009 at 4:07pm —
“Green” topics, including ways to make businesses sustainable, will be the focus of summer sessions at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
The “Sustain Your Brain” program will include free lectures, workshops, noncredit courses and a film festival focusing on sustainability concepts.
Ann Brandman, spokeswoman for UH… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 22, 2009 at 3:30pm —
from Pacific Business News (Honolulu)
Many Hawaii businesses have already grabbed the low-hanging fruit of energy conservation —- switching light bulbs, turning off the air conditioning, recycling and reusing office products.
Often the next steps toward going “green” are more complex and expensive. The recession has discouraged some cash-strapped businesses from… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 19, 2009 at 6:47pm —
University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension to Offer Respected Training April 1-June 24, 2009
A Master Gardener training will be offered by University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension (College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources-CTAHR office, Kahului) for Maui County residents, beginning April 1, 2009 and ending on June 24, 2009.
Master Gardeners are volunteers trained in horticultural education by University of Hawaii Cooperative… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 17, 2009 at 4:33pm —
Would you like to "go green" while looking at real estate? John Stallings, "Hawaii's Green Realtor" with Keller Williams Realty, is now exclusively conducting regular real estate bike tours in Kailua, Hawaii Kai, & Ocean Pointe. John claims there is no better way to learn a neighborhood than to ride a bike around with a neighborhood expert as your guide. While these bikes tours are considered "eco-friendly" or "green", there are many advantages to riding bikes. Some of these advantages… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 17, 2009 at 4:19pm —
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February 17, 2009 11:31 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard is making great strides this spring in an effort to green its main base here.
The service's base exchange at the Integrated Support Command (ISC), Honolulu, will begin phasing out plastic bags and incandescent bulbs in March. It will convert to cloth and paper bags, and will only stock high efficiency light bulbs. Consumers… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 17, 2009 at 4:16pm —
The NOAA Marine Debris Program today recognized 13-year-old Gina McGuire for her efforts to raise awareness of the harmful effects of marine debris on Hawaii's marine environment during a special ceremony at NOAA's Mokupapapa Discovery Center in Hilo, Hawai'i
"The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to honor Gina's efforts in raising awareness to help protect Hawaii's marine environment, especially… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 17, 2009 at 4:00pm —
As most already know, the Hard Rock Cafe in Waikiki is this first restaurant in Waikiki to hold a GREEN certification. The Hard Rock Cafe has a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Waikiki will soon be home to another green retail center. Architectural firm Eight Inc. is designing 1944 Kalakaua, a two-story, 14,600-square-foot retail center next door to the former Local Motion building that now houses ING… Continue
Added by Samantha on February 17, 2009 at 1:00pm —
February 12, 2009 - Umauma, Hawaii
VIDEO: David Corrigan
World Botanical Gardens Director Dr. Lanny Neel knows plants, and he is happy to impart his knowledge during this special tour of the Umauma area attraction.
Tour the grounds with Lanny in this special video series, as he wanders… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 16, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Feb 13, 2009, 9:18pm
Horizon International today announced the winners of its coral reef contest, the Magic Porthole’s
First Environment Achievement Contest held in honor of the International Year of the Reef (IYOR) 2008
“Fair Catch,” a “Responsible fishing campaign to improve the health of… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 16, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Tuesday, 10th February 2009
Source : Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
As a pioneering voice on environmental stewardship within the hospitality industry, Fairmont announces an extension of its brandwide Green Cuisine program to include sustainable seafood choices in support of a global effort to conserve precious marine species.
As the latest environmental initiative… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 16, 2009 at 12:30pm —
By Warner Kimo Sutton, 2/9/2009 12:45:43 PM
Diamond Head Renewable Resources is a local company that will build a commercial energy and ethanol plant in Honolulu.
This will be the fist refinery of it's kind in America to include GHGs (Green House Gas) recycling with algae. It will be a closed system process by not just venting the CO2 into the atmosphere. This means… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on February 15, 2009 at 5:00pm —