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Hawaii Sustainability

$700 Million Undersea Cable Could Bring Hawaii's Energy Independence Dreams Closer

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

In a major change that could effectively nix plans for the long-debated industrial-scale wind farm proposed for Lanai, state policymakers have in rece...

Hawaii's Booming Solar Industry Is Becoming A 'Horror Story'

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

Ripple effects from rule changes that Hawaiian Electric Co. abruptly implemented last month are leaving solar customers especially vulnerable to unscr...

Biologist Creates Android App To Save Disappearing 'Fish Of Death'

Civil Beat | Manjari Fergusson | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green

The lives of fishermen have been washed away as they tried to pry opihi from rocks in rough waves. It is why the shellfish has been dubbed the “fish...

New Life For The 26,000 Fish Killed In The Honolulu Molasses Spill

Posted 09.27.2013 | Green

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and when it gives you 26,000 dead fish, make fertilizer. The fish victims of the Honolulu Harbor molass...

Four Seasons Maui Shuttles Guests In Tesla Model S

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Travel

It is not often that sustainability and ostentatiousness ride together, but when they do, sparks can fly. The Four Seasons Maui has mastered the combi...

Moving Past Plantations towards Sustainable Local Farms

Billy Mason | Posted 11.10.2013 | Hawaii
Billy Mason

In the last century, large-scale agricultural production in Hawai'i has significantly diminished as rice, sugarcane, and pineapple production moved off-island because of rising labor and land costs. As a result, the Big Island of Hawai'i currently imports 85% of its food and its residents spend 22% of their income on imported food.

EVs in Paradise: A Look at Electric Vehicle Driving in Hawaii

Scott Cooney | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Scott Cooney

With a broader mix of clean energy, a climate that is very conducive to EV performance (i.e., not 110 degree Arizona and not negative 40 degree Alaska), and limited geography that virtually eliminates mile-range anxiety, Hawaii is pretty fertile ground for EV infrastructure development and mass market acceptance.

Sustainable Choices: Trouble Deciding? Go Local

Nathan Albritton | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Nathan Albritton

Do we have to accept that no matter what we do or how hard we try to make the world a better place, we will still be hurting society and the planet? Absolutely not!

School Garden Resiliency: Expanding the Sustainability Curriculum at Kaimuki Middle School

Sarah Leone | Posted 11.02.2013 | Hawaii
Sarah Leone

I teach sustainability at Kaimuki Middle School. Welcome to my classroom.

Hawaii's Energy Transformation: Four Bright Spots That Are Driving Change

Jeff Mikulina | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Jeff Mikulina

With a combination of smart policy, committed residents, and breakthrough technologies, Hawai'i is beginning to realize its potential for energy independence.