Hawaii’s largest dairy is seeking state help to develop a $10 million milk processing plant after the only local processor dramatically cut what it pays Hawaii’s last two dairy farms for their milk last year.
As a state that sources fossil fuels for nearly 90% of its energy demand, the transition to 100% renewable energy seems daunting. Special guests Murray Clay, Managing Partner of Ulupono Initiative, and Richard Wallsgrove, Program Director of Blue Planet Foundation join the Energy Team to discuss how Hawaii can use its abundant renewable energy resources to reach our 100% goal by 2045.
Kamehameha Schools and the Pauahi Foundation announce the return of Mahiai Match-Up – an agricultural business plan contest dedicated to supporting Hawaii’s sustainable food movement and decreasing the state’s dependence on imports. Mahiai means farmer. The contest is open to all farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural entrepreneurs. The application window opens today and ends Feb. 29, 2016.
Bike-sharing programs build communities and improve health.
As a proud local supporter of PBS Hawaii and Masterpiece, Ulupono Initiative invests in Hawaii-focused businesses and organizations with innovative ideas on how to strengthen island communities.
This summer, there are plans to install a network of 2,000 bikes at 200 strategically placed stations from Waikiki to Chinatown, covering an area of approximately 7.2 square miles. It’s an effort by Bikeshare Hawaii to bring a new, viable transportation option to urban Honolulu.
Programs across the country are trying to make it easier for new farmers to get started and put down roots. Here's why: There's only one farmer under 35 for every six over 65. By 2030, one-quarter of America's current farmers will retire.
Kamehameha Schools and the Pauahi Foundation announce the return of Mahiai Match-Up – an agricultural business plan contest dedicated to supporting Hawaii’s sustainable food movement and decreasing the state’s dependence on imports. All farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, or aspiring farmers with fresh, innovative ideas are welcome to enter. The application window opens today and ends February 29, 2016.
The more we learn about it, the more we understand that everything is deeply interconnected with agriculture in Hawaii: sustainability, development, community, health, culture…and so much more.
Even with low oil prices, the deck is stacked against farmers like Richard Ha on the Big Island. But some argue new strategies can turn things around.