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Geobunga hosts free "Earth, Body, Mind" two-part workshop, Nov.16

Geobunga hosts free "Earth, Body, Mind" two-part workshop, Nov.16
Workshop attendees will be among the first to visit   Geobunga's brand new central urban location     WHAT:   Geobunga has planted its roots in the epicenter of Oahu's bourgeoning arts district of Kakaako with its new boutique landscaping oasis, GeoUrban.

Bonterra Solar donates solar water heater to Hawaiian Humane Society

Bonterra Solar donates solar water heater to Hawaiian Humane Society

Every shivering dog can now enjoy a warm bath

HONOLULU — Bonterra Solar has donated a solar hot water heating system to the Hawaiian Humane Society. The system will provide hot water to make possible warm baths for dogs and to run the society’s pet laundry center and the dishwashers that clean dozens of pet bowls every day.

“We are proud to give back to the Hawaiian Humane Society, a place that provides 24/7 care to animals in need,” said Andrew Yani, Bonterra co-founder and principal.

Geobunga hosts free medicine garden workshop on October 12

Geobunga hosts free medicine garden workshop on October 12
WHAT: Trouble sleeping? Allergies getting the best of you? Minor cuts, abrasions and skin irritations? Come learn about natural remedies for common ailments that you can grow in your own garden at Geobunga’s free Medicine Garden workshop at its Honolulu location. WHEN/WHERE:                  Saturday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Disney Conservation Grant Supports Coral Reef Research

Disney Conservation Grant Supports Coral Reef Research

The UH Mānoa Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) has been awarded a $24,200 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) to support the Connecting Coral Reefs Worldwide project.

Scientists, governments and NGOs believe that it is vital to carry out practical scientific research to help find new, cost-effective approaches to coral reef conservation. Today, coral reefs are at a critical stage with threats from human activities, climate change and ocean acidification. A fifth of all corals reefs have been destroyed and a further 15% are under immediate threat.

Pacific Corporate Solutions offering free electronic waste pickup for Oahu businesses

Pacific Corporate Solutions offering free electronic waste pickup for Oahu businesses

Recycling deal ends December 31

HONOLULU — Pacific Corporate Solutions (PCS), in partnership with Sims Recycling Solutions, is offering free electronics recycling and pickup service for all Oahu businesses, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and government entities until the end of the year.

“Electronic waste is the fastest-growing waste stream in the world today with more than 2 million tons ending up in landfills,” said Lance Furuyama, PCS vice president of operations. “Pacific Corporate Solutions is committed to protecting our precious environment by cutting the amount of electronic waste sent to our landfills.”

Geobunga hosts free banana workshop on September 28

Geobunga hosts free banana workshop on September 28
WHAT:                   They’re delicious, nutritious, gluten-free, and can be used in a variety of ways as a garden accent.

Sea-Level Rise Online Map Viewer Now Available for Hawai‘i, Guam and CNMI

Sea-Level Rise Online Map Viewer Now Available for Hawai‘i, Guam and CNMI

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a web-mapping tool aimed at visualizing potential impacts from sea-level rise in Hawai’i, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI).  Known as the Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer, the tool serves as a simple and easy to use but powerful planning resource for planners, public officials, coastal managers, and communities engaged in climate adaptation planning and coastal inundation preparedness.