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Blue Planet Foundation Chief of Staff Nominated to Forty Under 40 Class of 2016

on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 09:41.

April 19, 2016
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

HONOLULU—Blue Planet Foundation is excited and proud to announce that Pacific Business News has named Blue Planet Chief of Staff Melissa Miyashiro to the 2016 Forty Under 40 list of young business and community leaders in Hawaii. As a key part of the Blue Planet team, Melissa is instrumental in the organization’s work to accelerate clean energy in Hawaii.

Blue Planet Foundation Announces Winner of Inaugural Energy Innovation Design Challenge

on Thursday, 11 February 2016 16:51.

February 11, 2016
Contact: Francois Rogers, 808-753-1330

Students from Connect 5 Kids on Kauai receive top prize for their clean energy innovation

HONOLULU—Congratulations to Brianna Ryan, Jackson Gamby, and Zeke Gamby of Connect 5 Kids on Kauai, who took home the top prize—a $2,000 educational scholarship—in Blue Planet Foundation’s first annual Energy Innovation Design Challenge. Launched at Blue Planet Foundation's inaugural Student Energy Summit in November 2015, the Design Challenge tasked students from across the state with developing actionable solutions for Hawaii's energy challenges.

Blue Planet releases 2015 survey results on clean energy

on Tuesday, 29 December 2015 10:44.

December 28, 2015
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

Survey of Hawaii residents shows strong support for clean energy and concern about climate change

HONOLULU—This year, Blue Planet Foundation worked with a market research expert to survey over 600 residents from across the state to gauge their attitudes toward energy issues and level of knowledge and interest in clean energy. The results show strong support for the state’s newly minted 100% renewable energy goal and increased availability and integration of clean energy.

Blue Planet Foundation's Response to Historic International Climate Agreement

on Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:52.

December 12, 2015
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

HONOLULUOn Saturday, 196 countries unanimously agreed to limit their greenhouse gas emissions in an unprecedented climate accord. The agreement, signed in Paris, seeks to limit the Earth's rise in temperature to "well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels" and pursue "efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius." To meet the target, most of the world's fossil fuels will need to be left in the ground.

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