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Governor Ige Honored with Blue Planet Foundation’s 2016 Honua Award

on Friday, 16 September 2016 16:12.

September 16, 2016
Contact: Melissa Miyashiro, 808-954-6141

HONOLULU—On Wednesday, Blue Planet Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to ending the use of fossil fuels, honored Governor David Ige for his exceptional leadership on clean energy at the organization’s first annual fundraising gala, the Blue Tie Bash. The Governor was presented with the 2016 Honua Award at the September 14th event, which raised over $100,000 for Blue Planet Foundation’s charitable mission.

Governor Ige Proclaims September 10th as ‘Electric Vehicle Day’

on Friday, 09 September 2016 16:00.

Proclamation ceremony held at State Capitol ahead of Blue Planet Foundation’s ‘Electric Island Drive’

September 9, 2016
Contact: Melissa Miyashiro, 808-954-6141

HONOLULU—At a ceremony today at the Hawai‘i State Capitol, Governor David Ige declared September 10, 2016, “Electric Vehicle Day,” signing a proclamation in support of efforts to increase electric vehicle awareness and adoption and to underscore Hawai‘i’s commitment to a clean energy future. The Governor presented the proclamation to the Blue Planet Foundation ahead of their “Electric Island Drive” scheduled to take place on September 10th, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The “Electric Island Drive” will bring together electric vehicle owners from across the island for a collective drive through Honolulu to highlight the environmental, health, and economic benefits of zero emission vehicles.

Island Leaders Join Hawaii in Commitments to 100% Renewable Energy for Islands

on Sunday, 04 September 2016 10:53.

At the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Hawaii, Tonga, and American Samoa stand together on 100% renewable energy; the Kingdom of Tonga announces new 100% renewable energy goal; American Samoa announces the achievement of 100% renewable energy on two islands

September 4, 2016
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

HONOLULU—On Sunday, September 4, during the IUCN World Conservation Congress, leaders from American Samoa and the Kingdom of Tonga jointly affirmed and celebrated commitments to 100% renewable energy.

Last year, Hawaii set a binding goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045, becoming the first state in the United States to put itself on the road towards a carbon free future. This comes as other islands are making similar commitments and making achievements in renewable energy.

Blue Planet, Hawai‘i Energy Team Up to Urge Honolulu Retailers to Close Their Doors for the Climate

on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 11:50.

August 31, 2016

Melissa Miyashiro (Blue Planet Foundation), 808-954-6141
Marvin Buenconsejo (Hawai‘i Energy), 808-839-8880

O‘AHU, HAWAI‘I—What do Hermès, AirBuggy, and Bank of Hawai‘i all have in common? They are among the numerous businesses in Waikīkī that have taken the "Climate Pledge" to keep their doors closed while they use air conditioning during the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress. From September 1st through the 10th, participating retailers will be doing their part to prevent cool, conditioned air from wastefully escaping out of storefronts.

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