State commission, governor salute Donna Wong
By Will Hoover
Advertiser Staff Writer
Environmental advocate Donna Wong was honored last week by Gov. Linda Lingle and the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women at a Washington Place reception celebrating Women's History Month and saluting women leaders in the Islands.
Wong received the 2009 Women's History Month award. Indru Watumull and Dr. Donnis Thompson are the… Continue
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An expanding curbside collection program is making it easy for residents, but the companies collecting the castoffs are struggling financially
It's getting easier for local residents who want to recycle, with curbside collection carts arriving at households in Pearl City, Waipio and Wahiawa in preparation for an expansion of service in May.
But it is rougher for the recycling companies that collect the castoff newspaper, cardboard, plastic containers and aluminum cans. The… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on March 23, 2009 at 2:09pm —
The newly established Energy Savings/Sustainability Committee at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
is off to a flying start, having compiled a list of over 100 projects and ideas for sustainability and energy savings on campus, many of which are in various stages of progress.
“It’s very exciting to see such positive movement take place in the short period of time we’ve been working to make our campus more green,” said Dr. Debra Fitzsimons,… Continue
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Written by Lucy Cammock
Friday, 20 March 2009
Sometimes it’s better to get out of the classroom to learn. At least that was the reasoning behind biology professor David Bybee’s field trip to Maui on Feb. 25.
“I wanted them to get some hands on field work experience in Marine Ecology. I wanted them to actually go out and work with specialist ecologists and gather data, to really know what it is to do marine ecology as opposed to just reading about it,” said… Continue
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By Sean Aronson
There continues to be legislation that will have an impact on Molokai in the Senate and House. Issues that range from GMO’s to fisheries to Molokai Ranch have all seen the light of day in the past few weeks. Here’s a run-down of the action.
There are two separate bills addressing the use of genetically modified organisms, commonly known as GMO’s. One seeks to ban their use, while another hopes to take away the power of the legislative… Continue
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By AUDREY MCAVOY
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
HONOLULU -- A rare Hawaii vine has been added to the endangered species list, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday. It's the second species to be classified as endangered by the Obama administration. The first was the reticulated flatwoods salamander, an amphibian native to south Georgia, north Florida and coastal South Carolina. It was put on the list last month.
The Hawaii plant is found only in the wet forests on… Continue
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Pacific Business News (Honolulu)
The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau has launched its “Green Hawaii” program featuring resorts and hotels that practice sustainability.
The program offers meeting planners and groups a list of environmentally responsible and energy-saving programs initiated by resort and hotel properties.
“Taking part in ‘green meetings’… Continue
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By Kirk Matthews
Story Created: Mar 17, 2009 at 6:46 PM HDT
Story Updated: Mar 17, 2009 at 7:47 PM HDT
The future belongs to the young.
That's the idea behind Power Shift '09, a national conference held in Washington, D.C. earlier this month, and Hawaii had three representatives there.
These home videos show how cold it was in Washington,… Continue
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A brewed "tea" made from composted worm waste makes a nutrient-filled fertilizer for plants
By Rob Shikina
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 23, 2009
Pulling into the dirt parking lot at Olomana Gardens in Waimanalo
, visitors find nothing unusual until they learn the pile of fertilizer they parked next to is actually earthworm… Continue
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Good for them! But they should consult organic gardening books and experts. Two things:
1) There is no need to dig out the grass. Simply use an old tried-and-true permaculture method called "sheet composting," or in more modern parlance, "lasagna gardening." This method is so easy (check out the great book Lasagna Gardening
): you simply lay sheets of newspaper or cardboard (another great way to recycle these materials) over the grass and then start layering goodies like… Continue
Added by Barbara Fahs on March 21, 2009 at 9:46am —
March 19, 2009
Pacific Air Forces Units Bring Home 2008 Environmental Awards Read the original story
PACAF installations in Hawaii and Alaska have earned the Air Force's Gen. Thomas D. White Environmental Award recognizing the bases' pollution prevention and natural resource conservation programs as "best in the Air Force" for 2008. Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii ( Vocus / PRWEB ) March 19, 2009 -- PACAF installations in Hawaii and Alaska have earned the Air Force's Gen.… Continue
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VJ Entertainment LLC and KHON2 are proudly partnering together to bring you the 1st Annual Hawaii Ocean Expo (HOE). This expo is first of its kind in Hawaii and will be held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall on March 28th and 29th. The family-friendly expo will appeal to all types of water enthusiasts with activities, vendors, educational opportunities, and the largest surf sample sale ever in Hawaii. Vendors and sponsors… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on March 19, 2009 at 2:54pm —
Pacific Business News (Honolulu) - by Linda Chiem Pacific Business News
On any given day, entrepreneurs Jennifer Homcy and Scott Saville can be seen cruising around Old Haleiwa Town in their biodiesel-fueled vehicles.
Homcy’s 1982 Mercedes-Benz 240D, which runs entirely on biodiesel, and Saville’s Ford F250, which runs on used vegetable oil and biodiesel, save them more than $1,200 a year.
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Committee on U.S. - China Cooperation on Electricity from Renewables
March 19, 2009 - Hilo, Hawaii
VIDEO: David Corrigan
An international meeting of the world's top two energy consuming countries took place on the Big Island Wednesday, as the Committee on U.S. - China Cooperation on… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on March 19, 2009 at 2:43pm —
Richard Ha on his Hamakua Springs Country Farm in Pepeekeo
March 18, 2009 - Pepeekeo, Hawaii
VIDEO: David Corrigan
Only a few days before his initial confirmation by the County Council to a seat on its Environmental Management Commission, well known Big Island farmer and sustainability advocate Richard Ha takes time to show Big Island Video News around his 600… Continue
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March 19, 2009 - Keahou, Hawaii
VIDEO: David Corrigan
A decision on whether or not to stop putting money aside for the purchase of open space is being delayed by the Hawaii County Council, as they have decided to begin their budget review before making a decision.
The request, brought forth by Mayor Billy Kenoi's preliminary budget proposal, asks that the earmarking of 2… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on March 18, 2009 at 2:30pm —
By Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, 3/16/2009 9:34:43 AM
HONOLULU – Hawai‘i will host the Second Bilateral Meeting of the U.S.–China Cooperation on Electricity from Renewables from March 15 to 21 at the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism offices in Honolulu and at the University of Hawai‘i - Hilo.
These official bilateral meetings involve the National Academies of the United States (comprised of the National Academy of… Continue
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Sunday, April 5, 2009
Oahu's First Green Market
When the conch shell blows at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 5th, you are invited to be on hand for the ribbon cutting and Grand Opening of the Hale'iwa Farmers' Market. Come join in and celebrate this market, which embraces sustainability on our island by providing a vibrant marketplace for growers, food vendors and artisans. Over 40… Continue
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Leeward Community College
’s annual International Education Festival
is taking on the theme of "Global Sustainability" in its 16th year.
Expanding to a six-day schedule (PDF)
, the event includes lectures, demonstrations and presentations on "Global Sustainability" by UH… Continue
Added by Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara on March 12, 2009 at 7:09pm —
Farmers’ Market Features Produce and Flowers from around the Islands
WHAT: Hawaii farmers from around the state will hold a farmers’ market at the State Capitol as part of “Ag Sustainability Day at the Capitol”. The market will feature fresh fruit, vegetables, cut flowers, and value-added products, all grown and produced within the state of Hawaii. Proceeds from the sale of products will… Continue
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