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RevoluSun Invites Public to Sandy Beach Cleanup

RevoluSun Invites Public to Sandy Beach Cleanup

Just two weeks after opening their doors for business in 2009, RevoluSun held their first beach cleanup with the Oahu Surfrider Foundation, resulting in 900 pounds of trash removed from the Sandy Beach shoreline. This is a tradition that continues today. For the fifth year in a row, RevoluSun has partnered with the Surfrider Foundation’s Oahu Chapter for the Sandy Beach cleanup, which will be held July 19, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Volunteers will be rewarded with a commemorative T-Shirt and free lunch hosted by RevoluSun.

“Our partnership with Surfrider gives RevoluSun the opportunity to continue helping Hawaii in efforts of sustainability beyond providing clean, solar energy to individual homes,” states RevoluSun Principal Eric Carlson. “RevoluSun is more than a solar energy provider. We believe in greener values, caring for our land, and are part of a community working toward a better future for our families.”

RevoluSun's New Quiz: Do you qualify for solar?

RevoluSun's New Quiz: Do you qualify for solar?

Take the simple quiz that RevoluSun has created to find out if you qualify for solar power! 

 

Concert sponsored by Hawaii Center for food safety encourages voter registration to save home rule

Concert sponsored by Hawaii Center for food safety encourages voter registration to save home rule

Hāwane Rios and Hawaii Center for Food Safety (HCFS) are teaming up to present a free concert event to celebrate and save home rule and to register voters before the primary deadline on July 10, 2014. The event, free to registered voters, includes performances by The Steppas, Hāwane Rios, Firewoman and Sonny Lim. Individuals can register to vote at the door or online at: http://hawaii.gov/elections/forms/voter_pab_application_english.pdf. Event is also free to those 18 and younger.

What:              Home Rule Concert sponsored by Hawaii Center for Food Safety

Where:            Thelma Parker Gym at Waimea Middle School (Hawaii Island)

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. 

UHPA Fellowship Honors Plant Preservation Champion Dr. Lani Stemmerman

UHPA Fellowship Honors Plant Preservation Champion Dr. Lani Stemmerman

“Lani loved field work and jumped at every opportunity to traverse Hawai‘i’s
vegetation and landscapes.” —Dr. Dieter Mueller-Dombois

The University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly of Honolulu is honoring UH alumna, innovative researcher and UH educator Dr. Lani Stemmermann through a $204,000 pledge to create the Dr. Lani Stemmermann Endowed Fellowship. This endowment will support graduate students pursuing their Ph.D. degree in Botany, in the Department of Botany University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Natural Sciences. 

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.”

Five more DOE schools now powered by the sun

 Five more DOE schools now powered by the sun

Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS) recently completed the installation of photovoltaic systems at five Honolulu schools: Gus Webling Elementary, Washington Middle School, Palolo Elementary, King William Lunalilo Elementary and Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary. Each of these Department of Education schools is estimated to save $600,000 to $700,000 over the 20-year life of the system.

 

“As more and more schools rely on solar energy for power, the energy conservation and cost savings will continue to have a large impact on DOE and State budgets,” said Bob Johnston, president and CEO of HPS. “We have now 16 Oahu schools with PV systems, and 15 Kauai schools are in the process of installation and should be complete this summer.”