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Hawaii Directory of Public Officials guide now available at State Capitol

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- If you are looking for a certain state or county official, there is a new guide that can help you, and it is now available online.

You can access the directory from your smart phone as well as from your computer. The guide is also available as a pocket-sized booklet. To pick one up, head to Room 401 at the State Capitol.

Both directories have names, titles, websites, email addresses, and even phone numbers.

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Hawaii Meth Project Encourages Students to Enter Meth Category of HMSA’s Annual Teen Video Contest

Hawaii Meth Project Encourages Students to Enter Meth Category of HMSA’s Annual Teen Video Contest

To increase awareness of the dangers of methamphetamine, also known as “ice,” the Hawaii Meth Project is partnering with Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) for the fourth year in a row to present a special award for Meth addiction prevention videos as part of HMSA’s 2013 Teen Video Awards Contest.  The Hawaii Meth Project will award a GoPro camera to each member of the winning team whose addiction prevention video most effectively communicates the risks of using Meth.  
 
HMSA’s annual competition challenges Hawaii’s middle and high school students to create videos focusing on important health issues including the following categories: addiction prevention, healthy living, mental health, and teen safety.  Through their partnership, HMSA and the Hawaii Meth Project are encouraging students to create videos that will raise awareness and deliver a message to discourage teen Meth use.  
 

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Announces Region-Wide Plastic Bag Ban

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Announces Region-Wide Plastic Bag Ban

To get the New Year going on a green foot, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced today that all of its locations statewide have enacted a plastic bag ban. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is the first region in the Kaiser Permanente family and the first healthcare system in Hawaii to voluntarily ban the dispensing of plastic bags to its patients statewide. Environmentally friendly reusable and biodegradable paper bags will be available upon request.

“We are proud to do our part to help reduce plastic waste and the damaging effects it has on our environment,” said Mike Hasselle, Supply Chain Director, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Region. “It is past time that communities as a whole, move away from plastic bag usage and toward a more sustainable and healthy practice. Although the government ban on dispensing plastic bags on Oahu doesn’t take effect until July 1, 2015, we hope that our initiative inspires other organizations to follow suit and take action earlier.”

RevoluSun Takes National Award, Second Year in a Row!

RevoluSun Takes National Award, Second Year in a Row!

HONOLULUwww.RevoluSun.com – RevoluSun, Hawaii’s leader in solar design and installation, today announced its Hawaii operations received the Residential National Top Producer of the Year from SunPower Corp., the world’s foremost manufacturer of high-performance solar technology during the during the SunPower Regional Dealer Conferences yesterday in San Jose, California. RevoluSun’s Hawaii operations beat out more than 400 other solar companies nationwide to receive this coveted award and is the only solar company to ever receive this award twice.

“We congratulate RevoluSun for its exceptional performance in 2012 and 2011,” said Howard Wenger, SunPower president, regions. “We commend them, as a SunPower Elite Dealer, for demonstrating a level of quality and commitment to solar excellence exceeding expectations. We look forward to their continued success in 2013.”

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Learn About Carnegie Libraries, including Hawaii State Library on February 23

Learn About Carnegie Libraries, including Hawaii State Library on February 23

In celebration of the Hawaii State Library’s Centennial Anniversary, “Carnegie Libraries: Past and Present” will be presented at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, February 23 at 11:30 a.m. in the First Floor Reading Room.  

Between 1883 and 1929, more than 2,500 libraries were built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.  Through the years, Carnegie libraries, initially developed as free public libraries, have experienced varying fates.  Some, like our Hawaii State Library, have retained their original function.  Others have been razed, or the buildings re-purposed.                                  

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Presents Senior Summit Lecture Series March 2013 Calendar

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Presents Senior Summit Lecture Series March 2013 Calendar

Honolulu, HI – The Senior Summit program, presented by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, provides ongoing educational opportunities on a wide variety of topics specific to seniors. The emphasis is on prevention, personal growth, and learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. All lectures are free and open to the public. To register, please call the respective location at provided phone number. For more information, call (808) 432-2235 or toll-free 1-877-447-5990.

WHAT: KAISER PERMANENTE SENIOR SUMMIT LEARNING SERIES
COST: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

TOPIC: “Just the Facts, Please” – Nutrition Facts, that is

Do YOU know what you’re eating? Be your own detective, and solve the mysteries of the food label. Join us and learn easy tips to decode the mysterious food label so you too can make the best food choices to eat right, your way, every day!

RevoluSun Hires Shawna Lewis as Customer Care Director

RevoluSun Hires Shawna Lewis as Customer Care Director

RevoluSun, Hawaii’s leading provider of residential and commercial solar systems, has hired Shawna Lewis as customer care director.

In her new role, Lewis will oversee the achievement and maintenance of exceptional customer care for RevoluSun’s customers. RevoluSun is focusing on providing unmatched client service as it continues it tremendous growth in 2013.

Prior to joining RevoluSun, Lewis served as certified payroll administrator for Lend Lease. She was also a product development manager at Yesim North America. Lewis graduated with a BS in Science Merchandising/Fashion Promotion from the University of Arizona.  

Lewis volunteers at the Oahu SPCA. She currently resides in Kaimuki.

Award-winning RevoluSun is Hawaii’s leading solar provider, designing and installing thousands of photovoltaic projects generating more than 20 MW of energy.