Articles Archive for April 2010
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THE THROWDOWNS HONORED, SURPRISED BY NA HOKU HANOHANO NOMINATIONS FOR DEBUT ALBUM
(April 27, 2010 – MAUI, HI) - The Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts recently announced its finalists for the 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, and Hawai‘i’s newest emerging pop-rock outfit, The Throwdowns, were nominated for two Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. The Maui band’s debut, “Don’t Slow Down,” earned a nomination for Rock Album of the Year, …
Agriculture, Featured, Green Business »
Giving voice to the voiceless By Kaniela Kanahele & Lucienne de Naie
Note: “Palau‘ea” is the name of an ancient land division in South Maui. Palau‘ea begins at the sea and includes the popular and culturally significant Polo and Palau‘ea beach parks, the neglected cultural and native plant preserve at One Palau‘ea Bay, the Wailea Emerald golf course, around 200 acres (southern portion) of the proposed 670-acre Wailea 670/Honua‘ula golf course and luxury home development and undeveloped ranch lands ascending to the Ulupalakua area and mauka. “Mo‘i” is the Hawaiian word …
Featured, Green Business »
Simple things you can do to get greener…and save green, too. by Anu Yagi
THREADS Save energy while preserving the integrity of your clothes by washing in cold water. Fabric fibers expand when subjected to hot water, releasing dark dyes (thus, fading faster), and subsequent contraction is the cause of notorious shrinkage. Protein-based stains (like bodily fluids and dairy products), will set permanently, and delicates (like lace, knits and most synthetics) break down faster under the duress of heat. The same hot logic applies to dryers (not to mention the …
Activists, Agriculture, Featured »
Producing your own fruits and veggies may seem like hard work, but the payoff is ample by Deborah Taj Anapol
Lori Grace is passionate about contributing to a greener planet. When the County began enforcing agricultural zoning restrictions in January 2008, she decided to convert her eight-acre estate on Maui’s North Shore into a productive farm. The 59-year-old environmental activist, educator and philanthropist didn’t realize at first how demanding this makeover would be. Hale Akua always grew a variety of fruit trees, taro and flowers, but it’s now undergone an amazing …
Activists, Agriculture, Featured »
Plant a Wish Native tree enthusiasts Joe Imhoff and Sara Tekula are branching out…and they’ve got a lot of ground to cover by Jacob Shafer
Talk story with Joe Imhoff and Sara Tekula and two things quickly become apparent: they love trees, and they want to share the love. We’re sitting in the kitchen of their studio apartment, past Makawao on a piece of property that’s been converted into a native tree sanctuary. A light Upcountry drizzle falls outside, lending a silver glow to the abundant vegetation. Like the rolling meadow …
Image: Maye Webb
A recent Times article highlighted a growing problem for small farmers across the nation: too few slaughterhouses. Many farmers who have answered the demand for locally raised meat have been forced to scale back expansion plans because local processors can’t handle any more animals and the cost of driving their livestock hundreds of miles for slaughter is too expensive.
According to the Department of Agriculture, the number of slaughterhouses nationwide declined to 809 in 2008 from 1,211 in 1992, while the number of small farmers has increased by …
Activists, Agriculture, Development, Energy, Environmental Groups, Green Business, Oceans, Recycling, Sustainability »
M5RWEVD2XER2 Saturday, April 17th, The Hawaiian Heritage and Environmental Sustainability Fair will be held in Paia, featuring sustainable companies and projects from all over the island. For more info on the event itself, go to the MAUIVENTS blog.
In this blog, I’m just going to do a quick run-through of some of the organizations that will be at the fair, to give everyone a taste of what it will be like.
Here’s a promotional video from the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) :
Upcountry Sustainability is a group of upcountry people meeting …
Activists, Environmental Groups, Green Business »
Maui Coastal Land Trust might sound a little – fuddyduddy – but the name is sorely misleading. A few years ago, I was unwittingly roped into volunteering at one of their “gala’s,” and was pleasantly surprised to discover that many of the event attendees had kept with the paniolo (cowboy) theme of the night, and were dressed with boots and rhinestones to the hilt. This year there will also be dancing and a live auction that does not sell funky antique traveling roadshow items, but rather “Adventures for the ‘Aina,” …
Set up has begun for Saturday’s Third Annual Maui County Ag Fest, held at the Maui Tropical Plantation. Soon, these tents will be filled with mad grindz and activities/services for keiki to kupuna–plenty to learn, see, do and consume.Be sure to check out last week’s Picks, another mention this week, as well as the blog posts @MauiTime!
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