North Shore Bike Path Coming to Kauai

Connecting Communities, Promoting Healthy Living, Preserving the Environment The notion of a bike path is not new to Hawaii.  In fact, the state has had a Bike Plan since 1977.  Construction of Kauai’s bike paths began more recently, in 2000.  And now, after three years of planning, the North Shore of Kauai will finally be … [Read more…]

Eucalyptus May Provide Hawaii with Alternative Energy

The state may not have money to burn.  But we do have eucalyptus. The fast growing, flowering tree was introduced to Hawaii nearly 150 years ago and is now being tested for use as an alternative energy source.  Just last week, the state’s sole coal-fired power plant, AES Hawaii, Inc. began adding eucalyptus chips to … [Read more…]

Kaupuni Village: A Model for Sustainable Living

While many cultural communities around the globe are being divided by developers and swallowed up by the tides of globalization, one community right here in Hawaii is offering hope – and a real life vision – of what sustainable cultural communities can look like. Just last month the Kaupuni Village dream became a reality, as … [Read more…]

Cleaning Up Kamilo Beach

Lanikai Beach is often described as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  The Big Island’s Kamilo Beach holds a far less complimentary title: Hawaii’s dirtiest beach.  It didn’t earn that name on its own and residents fear it will be a long time before Kamilo Beach can ever shake the lousy label. … [Read more…]