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Hawaii Pacific Solar installs PV at no cost to three more Oahu schools

Hawaii Pacific Solar installs PV at no cost to  three more Oahu schools

Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS) has completed the installation of photovoltaic systems at three more Oahu schools: Aiea Intermediate, Jarrett Middle and Waimalu Elementary. Each Department of Education Oahu school is estimated to save $600,000 to $700,000 over the 20-year life of the system.

 

 Hawaii Pacific Solar has completed PV installation at 19 Oahu schools, and 15 Kauai schools are in process and should be completed by the end of the year.

 

HPS was awarded  Department of Education (DOE) contracts to install solar panels at 45 Oahu and Kauai schools under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) whereby the system is owned, operated and maintained by RC Energy of Denver Colorado. The installation is at no cost to DOE.

 

Hawaii Center for Food Safety Action fund endorses candidates

 Hawaii Center for Food Safety Action fund endorses candidates

Hawaii Center for Food Safety Action Fund (HCFSAF), a group committed to educating voters on food safety issues, is making its first endorsements in the 2014 election cycle, backing the following 18 candidates:

 

House:

Richard Creagan HD5 Hawaii (Naalehu, Ocean View, Captain Cook, Kailua-Kona)

Nicole Ferguson HD42 Honolulu (Kapolei, Makakilo)

Faye Pua Hanohano HD4 Hawaii (Puna)

Robert Harris HD48 Honolulu (Kaneohe, Heeia, Ahuimanu, Kahaluu, Haiku Valley, Mokuoloe)

Dylan Hooser HD15 Kauai (Wailua Homesteads, Hanamaulu, Lihue, Puhi, Old Koloa Town, Omao)

Kaniela Ing HD11 Maui (Kihei, Wailea, Makena)

Chris Lee HD51 Honolulu (Lanikai, Waimanalo)

Matthew LoPresti HD41 Honolulu (Ewa Villages, Ewa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Ocean Pointe, West Loch)

Nicole Lowen HD6 Hawaii (North Kona, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Honokohau)

Bonterra Solar Adds Two To Its Team

Bonterra Solar Adds Two To Its Team

HONOLULU – Bonterra Solar is pleased to announce the hiring of two new team members: Anthony Garnett Jr. – sales manager, and Liz Brewer – administrative assistant and customer service representative.

Garnett has more than 10 years of sales experience in Hawaii. Before joining Bonterra, he served in residential special operations for Sunetric, leading the company with a divisional customer service rating of 92.4 percent. Garnett also formed and oversaw Sunetric’s Lease/Power Purchase Agreement Division and trained employees in customer service etiquette. 

HLH Honored as One of Best Environmental Businesses in World

HLH Honored as One of Best Environmental Businesses in World

Today, 84 companies worldwide were recognized for creating the most positive environmental impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the third annual “B Corp Best for the Environment” list. The “B Corp Best for the Environment” list honors businesses that earned an environmental impact score in the top 10 percent of all Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment, a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company’s impact on its workers, community and the environment. Honorees were recognized among micro, small and mid-sized businesses.

Third Annual “BikeUHM” in tandem with UH Manoa Earth Day Festival

Third Annual “BikeUHM” in tandem with UH Manoa Earth Day Festival

BikeUHM 2014: Earth Cycles is an appreciation and promotional event for those who bike and who are thinking of bicycling to UH Mānoa. This year’s BikeUHM, staged outdoors along the scenic Legacy Path, coincides with the University’s Earth Day Festival on Thursday, April 24. This free informational fair between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. features such participatory activities as ebike test drives, a refurbished bike sale, even tricycle rides for novice cyclists.

The highlight of BikeUHM 2014 is Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple's bike/shuttle ride, intended to demonstrate the feasibility of combining alternative commute modes. Chancellor Apple will lead a bike tour through Kaimukī, and complete the final leg of his trip to the BikeUHM event on one of the University’s Rainbow Shuttles. He and his escorts, among them the “Red Hot Ladies” of Hawaii Bicycling League, are scheduled to arrive at Legacy Path around 9:30 a.m.

Manoa Library Celebrates Earth Day with Free Events in April

Manoa Library Celebrates Earth Day with Free Events in April

The Manoa Public Library will celebrate Earth Day 2014 with free programs and events for the whole family in April 2014:

•             April 19 (Saturday), 10 a.m. to noon – “Urban Farming with Malama Manoa.”  Malama Manoa, a non-profit organization, will present the following Earth Day activities:

               >             Laying Hens: Meet Ameraucana, Buff Orpington, and Cuckoo Maran (also known as ‘Chocolate Eggers’) and see their eggs

               >             Beehives and Honey: Experience an (empty) backyard beehive and taste homegrown honeycomb

maluhia honua – 2014 aloha festivals to honor polynesian voyaging society’s world voyage

 maluhia honua – 2014 aloha festivals to honor polynesian voyaging society’s world voyage

Hawaiʻi Students Encouraged to Participate in Poster Design Contest

HONOLULU – This year’s Aloha Festivals pays tribute to the upcoming worldwide voyage of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Hōkūleʻa and its mission to promote world peace with its theme, “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.”

“The 2014 theme was inspired by a song composed by Irmgard Farden Aluli entitled ‘For a Peaceful World’ and honors the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The mission of Aloha Festivals is to foster the Aloha Spirit through the perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture and the celebration of the diverse customs and traditions of Hawaiʻi.”