Sustainability is a journey, not a final destination.
Many Big Island residents have already embarked on the journey and we invite our community to show us the ingenious, creative, and thought provoking products, designs and practices that local Hawaii residents are creating to solve our pressing Sustainability challenges.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing
that ever has."
All ages on the Big Island are welcome to enter and the three categories for the Sustainability Innovation competition are:
1. Proven, Operating Inventions, Products or Practices
2. Prototypes of Inventions, Products or Practices
3. Designs and Concepts including all media
Inventions can be physical objects, written works, designs, multi-media, visual or healing arts, or behavioral change concept models. You need not be the sole inventor of a product, but must have made a contribution toward designing or modifying it in a way that is an improvement upon the original technology or practice. (If you are using another designer's product or behavior in an innovative, green way, then that would be considered a Practice.) Entrants will have the ability to protect proprietary information and only release designated information to the public.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an entry form and the criteria for the judging.
Sponsors are also welcome to request a Sponsorship information packet by emailing email@example.com
2012 Sustainability Innovation Challenge Award Judges are:
Karen Kemp, Ph.D., USC GIS Professor
Hugh Baker, Energy Consultant
Dr. Rick Bennett, Environmental Consultant
Nancy Redfeather, Kohala Center and Hawaii School Garden Network
Tane Datta, Sustainable Ag Leader, Adaptations and Fresh Feast
Dr. Gregory Barbour, NELHA
You, through a People's Choice award with online voting
The top winners will be showcased at the 3rd Annual Green Living Fair on October 6th and then one winner will be selected to be featured at the Farm-to-Fork dinner that evening.
All honorable mentions and winners will be showcased online.
Green is a Verb - Let's do it together!
One Island's Sustainable Living Center is a non-profit program of
Heritage Ranch, Inc., serving Hawaii since 2002