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Waterhouse Solar Partners with Special Olympics to Shine Light on the Benefits of Solar Energy

Waterhouse Solar Partners with Special Olympics to Shine Light on the Benefits of Solar Energy

Waterhouse Solar is partnering with Special Olympics Hawai‘i to bring to light the nonprofit’s important work helping local athletes with intellectual disabilities. The company has committed donating a matching fund of up to $100,000 to Special Olympics Hawai‘i in 2014.

Waterhouse Solar, a local, privately funded company, which installs residential and commercial photovoltaic systems in Hawai‘i, will donate $500 for every residential system or commercial system sold on O‘ahu through July 15, 2014. Additionally, Waterhouse Solar is also giving back to residents who will benefit from a $1,000 discount off the cost of their solar system during the promotion period.

The Pavel’s $10M Gift Invests in Premier UH Expertise in Ocean, Earth and Sky

The Pavel’s $10M Gift Invests in Premier UH Expertise in Ocean, Earth and Sky

When Victor and Margaret (Peggy) Pavel designated the University of Hawai‘i Foundation as the primary beneficiary of their estate, they wanted to keep their identity private and preferred no personal publicity for what would turn out to be the largest estate gift to UH in UH history. Fortunately, they gave us permission to posthumously acknowledge them, and let Hawai‘i know who provided the transformative $10 million estate gift that will support UH programs and students statewide.  In addition to who, the Pavel’s more importantly wanted to share with Hawai‘i “why.”  The Pavel’s believed deeply in the value of science education and nature preservation. They felt that UH, with its internationally recognized expertise in these areas, was an excellent investment.

RevoluSun helps Honolulu’s parking structures go green

RevoluSun helps Honolulu’s parking structures go green

RevoluSun, Hawaii’s leading provider of residential and commercial solar energy systems, announced today the completed installation of a 155 kW PV system atop a new Liliha Square Shopping Center carport. The covered parking solar array on the corner of Vineyard and Liliha signifies a growing trend amongst Honolulu commercial property owners to use their parking structures and lots as a means to lower their electricity bills.

“There were initially very few of these types of systems in Honolulu, but now business owners are seeing the top space of their parking structures and uncovered parking lots as a savvy way to lower utility overhead,” says RevoluSun Principal Eric Carlson. “RevoluSun’s partnership with American Piping & Boiler, a locally owned mechanical contractor in Hawaii since 1965, helps our expert technicians to design custom systems that will best utilize the space each unique parking structure and parking lot have to offer.”

Local community groups can make their voices heard through Awareness Powered by Volta

Local community groups can make their voices heard through Awareness Powered by Volta

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries (Volta) today announced the return of its corporate giving program, Awareness Powered by Volta, a community service outreach program specifically designed to help non-profit and community groups with building awareness by providing them free advertising space worth thousands of dollars on Volta’s electric vehicle (EV) charging station kiosks.

“We had a great response to the contest last year, and were able to provide both HUGS and Blue Planet with free ad space,” said Arden Penton, Director of Media and Operations.  “In fact, we ended up extending their free space from three months to eight months, for a total value of $25,000 in free ads. We want to help more community-based groups again this year, so we decided to run the contest again.”

The Howard Hughes Corporation® Establishes The Ward Village Foundation

The Howard Hughes Corporation® Establishes The Ward Village Foundation

 

The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC), developers of Ward Village, Honolulu’s urban master-planned community, today launched the Ward Village Foundation with an initial commitment of $1 million. The foundation has been established to support local non-profits and programs that align with the company’s vision and the foundation’s core initiatives of culture, community and environment.

 

The Ward Village Foundation will serve as a permanent non-profit corporation connected to the company’s efforts to build a bright and vibrant future in Honolulu. The foundation will initially distribute $1 million to worthy non-profits and projects over the next two years. 

 

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.”