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Blue Planet Foundation's Response to Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change

on Thursday, 18 June 2015 19:24.

June 18, 2015
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

HONOLULUPope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church and its one billion members globally, issued a rare "encyclical," or letter to followers, Thursday at noontime in the Vatican regarding the urgency of addressing climate change. Citing scientific consensus that the Earth is witnessing a "disturbing warming," Francis called for a "bold cultural revolution" to halt humanity's spiral into self-destruction.

Historic: Gov. Ige signs nation's first 100% renewable energy requirement

on Monday, 08 June 2015 13:12.

June 8, 2015
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

All of Hawaii's electricity must be produced from solar, wind, geothermal, and other clean energy sources by 2045

HONOLULUGovernor David Ige's signature today makes official a law that requires all of Hawaii's electricity to be produced from renewable energy sources no later than 2045. Enactment of House Bill (HB) 623 makes Hawaii the first state in the nation to adopt a 100 percent renewable requirement, further solidifying Hawaii's role as a global clean energy leader.

Hawaii's Largest Crowdfunding Campaign Benefits National Tropical Botanical Garden

on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 08:22.

June 3, 2015
Contact: David Aquino, 808-428-0963

$280,000 raised through Blue Planet's WEfficiency platform will reduce energy costs and carbon pollution

KALAHEO, KAUAI—The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG), working in partnership with Blue Planet Foundation, has successfully funded the largest crowdfunding campaign in the state of Hawaii. Over $280,000 was collected over the past three months through Blue Planet's WEfficiency platform, an online lending program that supports energy efficiency improvements in nonprofits.

Hawaii lawmakers pass nation's first 100% renewable energy requirement

on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:03.

May 5, 2015
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

Hawaii lawmakers pass nation's first 100% renewable energy requirement

HONOLULU—Hawaii lawmakers voted 74-2 today to pass the nation's first 100% renewable energy requirement. The measure, House Bill 623, makes Hawaii a global leader in renewable energy policy by requiring that 100% of the islands' electricity must be generated from renewable energy resources—such as wind, solar, and geothermal—no later than 2045.

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