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Sustainability Hawaii

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.