Scott Mercer has taken the electric vehicle charging startup Volta Industries from the back of a Kakaako auto repair shop, where the first charging units were built by hand, to a multi-state network that recently secured $7.5 million in venture capital financing that will allow it to nearly quadruple the number of stations in new markets on the Mainland, from 110 today to more than 400.
SB 376, a bill creating a statewide farm to school program, was signed into law this week by Gov. David Ige after unanimously passing both legislative chambers in May. The bill also funds a one-year program coordinator position in the Department of Agriculture.
Through self-reliance and social responsibility, Ulupono Initiative is changing the model of sustainability to create scalable community independence
The Bikeshare Hawaii program got a big boost when the state and city pledged $1 million each to help put an estimated 1,700 bicycles on Oahu roads next year.
Malama Kauai’s KSGN program received the grants from the Ulupono Initiative and the Johnson Ohana Foundation to provide support for the KSGN Program. The funds will go toward their school garden and food efforts, their gardening certificate training course, and the organization’s installation of the school garden at Kawaikini Public Charter School.
Aiming to “goose” uptake and use of electric vehicles, San Francisco-based Volta Industries on June 10 announced it is building networks of free community-based EV charging stations in five major U.S. cities. Volta also announced the closing of $4.5 million in series A equity venture capital (VC) funding and another $3 million in project financing.
The word sustainability sometimes gets lost in translation.
It’s more than ditching fossil fuels in favor of renewable energy. It’s more than growing your own food, or buying local. It’s more than recycling products, including entire buildings, instead of dumping them in the landfill.
Growing up in New Hampshire, Quinn Vittum saw a problem that would guide his career path and eventually bring him to Hawaii.
BioEnergy Hawaii, LLC, (BEH) a designer, developer and operator of waste treatment and alternative energy systems, has partnered with impact investment firm Ulupono Initiative to finance a resource recovery facility planned for the west side of Hawaii Island.
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