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WEfficiency Hui gives nonprofits' energy efficiency campaigns a boost

on Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:47.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2014
Contact: Catharine Lo, 808-782-3733

JOHNSON OHANA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AND KOKUA HAWAII FOUNDATION TO HELP ENABLE ENERGY-SAVING UPGRADES FOR HAWAII NONPROFITS

HONOLULU—WEfficiency, the online fundraising platform that helps nonprofits install energy efficiency upgrades, is pleased to announce the establishment of the WEfficiency Hui, a team of generous supporters whose contributions will create matching funds for active WEfficiency campaigns. WEfficiency works by crowdsourcing loans and donations to pay the upfront costs for lighting, HVAC systems, and other building efficiency solutions. Once the energy-saving systems are installed, a portion of the nonprofits’ cost savings is used to repay the loans.

Shem Lawlor joins Blue Planet Foundation as Clean Transportation Director

on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 13:23.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2014
Contact: Catharine Lo, 808-782-3733

HONOLULU—Blue Planet Foundation is pleased to announce that Shem Lawlor has joined the Blue Planet team as Clean Transportation Director. Shem will oversee transportation initiatives aimed at 100% clean mobility, from efforts to reduce vehicle miles traveled, to adoption of alternative fuel vehicles, to clean transportation policy proposals. He will also manage the Honolulu Clean Cities program.

Blue Planet Foundation statement regarding NextEra Energy's acquisition of Hawaiian Electric

on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 14:41.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2014
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

HONOLULU—The Blue Planet Foundation is optimistic about the potential for Hawaii's clean energy future created by the $4.3 billion acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) by national renewable energy leader NextEra Energy, Inc.

Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii raising money to install energy-efficient lighting

on Friday, 31 October 2014 12:22.

HIGH EFFICIENCY LIGHTING AT THREE CLUBHOUSES CAN SAVE $18,000 IN ENERGY COSTS ANNUALLY

HONOLULU—The Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii (BGCH) has partnered with Blue Planet Foundation to launch a major energy efficiency campaign via WEfficiency, an online fundraising platform for nonprofits. If successfully funded, this $60,000 project will install high efficiency lighting at three of the youth-serving organization’s Clubhouses, saving the facilities $18,000 a year in energy costs. The campaign kicked off at the Art + Flea event in Kakaako on Thursday, Oct. 30, and lasts through Dec. 30. 

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