• News for Sustainability

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Kahalu‘u Beach Park will be closed on May 20 and May 21, 2019 due to anticipated coral spawning events.   According to the Division of Aquatic Resources and Eyes of the Reef Network, cauliflower coral (Pocillopora meandrina) was once abundant on shallow coral reefs along West Hawai‘i including Kahalu‘u Bay. However, ...read more
    Categories: Sustainability
    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Kahalu‘u Bay, a small, 4.2-acre county park, attracts more that 400,000 visitors a year to enjoy its calm, clear waters and vibrant, colorful reef ecosystem. Like many coral reefs in Hawai‘i, this special place is facing many threats. Research confirms that chemicals found in most sunscreens, such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, are contributing to coral decline. These chemicals affect coral growth ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Aloha, Community, Education, Health & Wellness, Sustainability
    Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    For sustainability, the phrase “Think global, act local” has come to mean more with each year of the Ige administration. It means growing more of our own food, focusing on clean energy solutions and nurturing a new generation committed to protecting our islands and island Earth from climate change. Hawai‘i’s leadership has been recognized worldwide for its commitment to sustainable values and ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Sustainability
    Friday, April 19, 2019
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Suzi Patterson   NETWORKING—Hawaii Community College—Pālamanui’s open-air campus played host to the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce for its April AfterHours and annual Kuleana Green Business Fair.   Attendees visited the booths of 16 KKCC businesses, all designated as “green” through the Chamber’s Kuleana Green Business program. Launched in 2006, the program lauds ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Sustainability, Aloha, Community, Networking
    Thursday, April 18, 2019
    HONOLULU – Hawai‘i Island will be home to a new aquaculture accelerator that aims to attract startups that focus on sustainable solutions for the aquaculture industry. Solutions include innovative feed solutions, breakthrough technology in animal health, and farm and water management.  The new accelerator and its associated investment fund were established by the Natural Energy Laboratory of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Sustainability, Advocacy, Economy
    Thursday, April 18, 2019
    KAILUA-KONA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—Sustainable businesses gathered to share their expertise in green business practices and environmental stewardship at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Annual Kuleana Green Business Fair on Wednesday, April 17. The fair took place at the Chamber’s monthly networking event, AfterHours, which was hosted by Hawaiʻi Community College — Pālamanui. The Kuleana Green ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community, Sustainability, Chamber, Networking
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