The Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL) owns land across the Hawaiian islands that it leases out on 99-year leases to residents of Hawaiian ancestry, and local company Pono Home has been contracted to deliver energy efficiency to these homes, bringing energy and money savings to residents.
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Oahu is famous for many things, but our very large waves and the related competitions that come every winter as the swells rise on the North Shore are perhaps the most fantastic. As the swells rise each winter, so does the amount of people– and the amount of waste. Surfing events can be environmental nightmares, but […]
Learn the basics of renewable energies, and find out why solar, wind, hydro and battery storage are changing the face of energy.
Solar Panel System Operation Maintenance: 5 Low Cost Ways To Keep Your Home’s PV System Optimized and Running Efficiently
Just like the car that’s parked in your driveway, your solar panels will need periodic maintenance to keep them operating efficiently and at peak performance.
Beer. As kids we were told it tastes “icky” and that it’s only for adults. As adults, we use it to tell the time with phrases like “Beer-thirty”. No major American holiday, sporting event or backyard BBQ is complete without it, and thanks to the explosion of microbreweries, brewpubs, craft brewers and home brewers it […]
Important Media is pleased to announce our first Sustainability Unconference, Honolulu Feb 7. Bringing together Oahu’s green businesses and colleagues for a day of workshops, speakers and networking.
January is the month of the Living Foods Challenge! Join friends from across Oahu to partake in a month of eating locally and living well.
If you’re like me, and don’t want to spend more money than you should on anything, than I suggest you take a good look at your fridge/freezer. Does your unit have an automatic ice maker built into it? If so, it’s probably a good idea to turn it off. After all, there is nothing convenient […]
One of the best ways to learn a new skill is through play- as we’re having fun, we don’t realize that we are learning! If you are looking to learn more (or teach more) about sustainability, there is no better way than sharing the super fun game of GBO Hawaii. Created by Scott Cooney, an […]
Are you a confirmed green living advocate? What about your vacations? Jamble Magazine is challenging all who care about the earth to make their next vacation one firmly rooted in environmentally friendly ideals. Jamble challenges the idea that taking a green vacation means staying in a hut in the middle of nowhere, and instead, encourages […]
The major disadvantage of solar power or solar energy is the cost of the photovoltaic panels. The location of your home in relation to sunlight, how many hours per day of sun you receive, and the amount of energy you use monthly determines the size of the photovoltaic panels. Estimates range between $7–10 per square […]