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REVOLUSUN, MAKE-A-WISH INTRODUCE SUN-SAFE HATS

REVOLUSUN, MAKE-A-WISH INTRODUCE SUN-SAFE HATS

 

Eleven-year-old Skylar from Makiki, Oahu who has been diagnosed with lupus, was recently granted a wish by the Make-A-Wish foundation and community partnership with RevoluSun. Due to her diagnosis, Skylar cannot be in the sunlight and must wear a hat at all times. As a result, her wish was to create a fashionable, sun-safe hat that will protect most of the upper body from sun exposure. Skylar wanted to educate children in Hawaii about the benefits of sun safety through making the hats available to students at her school.

Toyota Prius named Best-Value New Car

Toyota Prius named Best-Value New Car

HONOLULU Toyota Hawaii today announced the Toyota Prius has won top honor from Consumer Reports, which ranked America’s original hybrid as BEST VALUE for a new car, for a second year in a row.  Consumer Reports, a not-for-profit source of information that is neither influenced nor associated with any commercial interest, noted in its report, “…the (Honda) Civic costs more to own in the long run, and it can’t match the Prius’ combination of fuel efficiency, versatility, roominess, and outstanding reliability.”

Bonterra Solar partners with top national residential solar company

Bonterra Solar partners with top national residential solar company

HONOLULU — Bonterra Solar, one of Hawaii’s fastest-growing solar companies, has joined forces with Sunrun, the nation’s leading home solar company, in a partnership expected to help many more Island homeowners transition to green solar energy.

Sunrun has enabled more than 40,000 homeowners in 11 states across the country to go solar with its breakthrough solar service, which allows homeowners to get solar on their home for little to no upfront cost and lock in their monthly electricity bill for 20 years.

“Partnering with the national leader in residential solar power is a good move for Bonterra and for the people of Hawaii,” said Andrew Yani, Bonterra co-founder and principal. “It will allow us to offer our customers a range of financing options that will convert their home to solar power with virtually no upfront costs and allow them to lock in their electric bill for 20 years.”

Brewbaker’s $1M Endowed Fellowship Fuels Plant Breeding Research at CTAHR

Brewbaker’s $1M Endowed Fellowship Fuels Plant Breeding Research at CTAHR

Veteran University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa plant breeder and corn expert Dr. James Brewbaker has established an endowed fellowship with outright and estate gifts totaling $1 million. The James L. Brewbaker endowed fellowship will assist full-time graduate students who are studying plant breeding in the Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences at the UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).  

Geobunga hosts free "home for the holidays" workshop, dec. 7

Geobunga hosts free "home for the holidays" workshop, dec. 7
WHAT:  Geobunga is hosting an encore edition of its popular "Home for the Holidays" workshop at its new Kakaako location. Embrace the holiday season with easy decorating ideas aimed at adding festive cheer to the home.

EV drivers on Maui and Oahu have a lot to be thankful for: Volta hosting events

EV drivers on Maui and Oahu have a lot to be thankful for: Volta hosting events

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries (Volta) today announced as of Nov. 1 it has given away over 600,000 miles of charging in the past two years, during more than 20,000  free charging sessions via its Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in Hawaii, Arizona and California, part of the Volta Network. Volta now operates close to 50 charging stations, and will be opening its first station on Maui next month.

 

Turtle Bay Resort Installing Solar Rooftop PV System As Part of Sustainability, Conservation Program

Turtle Bay Resort Installing Solar Rooftop PV System As Part of Sustainability, Conservation Program
First Solar Installation Atop a Major O‘ahu Resort Property

NORTH SHORE, O‘AHU, HI – In keeping with its commitment to eco-friendly sustainability and conservation, Turtle Bay Resort is installing a 400 kWh solar rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system, the latest initiative by the resort to reduce its energy consumption and dependency on fossil fuels. 

In combination with several other energy saving initiatives that Turtle Bay is implementing this year and next, the resort plans to reduce its overall power demand by up to 50%.