Green Think Tours
Green Living Innovation Discoveries, second Sunday afternoons starting in January, fascinating tour locations with a fun culinary experience. If you know of a green built project on the Island of Hawaii that would be valuable to visit, or a special film or speaker, lets us know as we have event openings for April-June.
The Light Wave
Holualoa, January 11th
First Stop: We'll be touring the breathtaking Lightwave bamboo structure in Holualoa on January 11th, and also invite you to sign up for a new, in-depth, bamboo building workshop series with a variety of top instructors (details in next newsletter).
Second Sunday, 2-4pm. (bamboo and lexan pavilion shown)
The Algood Farm
Hawi, February 8th
Second stop: Multiple green built materials and structures grace 32 acres at The Algood Farm. The designer/ owners describe their farmstead as "a sustainable oasis on the northern tip of the island. Our buildings are made of environmentally friendly materials and we create all our own electric energy. We raise organic chickens, bananas, herbs and vegetables and have planted over 500 coconut and other trees on our land." The ocean and Maui-view farm uses interior and exterior natural and green materials in some very exciting ways.
Second Sunday of February, 2-4pm. (clay walls and bamboo structure shown)
Honoka'a, March 8th
Third Stop: The stunning Hi'ilani EcoHouse is our tour site on March 8th in Honoka'a. Built by two sustainability-minded couples who joined forces with an inventive designer and special green building material manufacturers to conceive and build this dramatic perch overlooking the Pacific. This 4,000 square foot carbon-neutral home is worth a journey from around the island to see its innovative materials, structural design, interior finishing, energy efficiency, and green living concepts. Plus we have a culinary experience to share!
See the Hi'ilani web site for more details about the house.
Second Sunday of March, 2-4pm.
Watch future One Island newsletters for details and local foods tie-ins on these Second Sundays family-friendly events. Green Think tours are co-sponsored by the Kona and Kohala Green School.
One Island recommends looking into the Pure Energies net-metered solar program that will lower your monthly electric costs to less than half of HELCO's current rates. Plus, they lock-in the price for years to come.
As HELCO's rates inevitably rise, yours remain
at about $.20 a KwH.
This is a nationwide program with proven results. Plus we have a local on-island representative, Susan Cox, a.k.a. Green Power Girl, ready to help you learn more about this great cost saving technology.
Green Think in Action!
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