Leeward Coast Bulb BlitzThe Leeward Coast Bulb Blitz is in full swing! The goal is to replace 36,000 incandescent bulbs along the Wai‘anae Coast with energy-saving CFLs. This will save the Wai‘anae residents $5.5 million in electricity costs over the lifetime of the bulbs.
Mahalo to the participating school and community groups:Nanakuli High and Intermediate - Terra Wight
Waianae High - Nikki Kay
Leihoku Elementary - Jenessa Hirayama
Maili Elementary - Rita Grilho
Ka Waihona o ka Na‘auao - Chante Galton
Nanaikapono Robotics - Josette Germano
Waianae Elementary Robotics - Tam Teruya
Kamaile Robotics - Amanda McCracken
Adventist Malama Elementary School - Alio Santos
INPEACE - Keiki Steps - Jojo Suan
City and County of Honolulu - Sec. 8 FSS Program - Judy Pulido
Puuhale O Nanakuli - Matthew Mauai
Fishers of Men Ministry - Lucy Mahelona
Hale Nalu Surf and Bike - Kaimana Pine
Leeward Kai Canoe Club - Edith Van Gieson
Malama Learning Center - Janice Staab
Hula Halau O Napualaikaiu - Georgette Stevens
City of Joy (AOG) Church - Leilani Yee Pong
Parents of Righteousness - Juanita Bancao
Ark of Safety Christian Fellowship - DonnaMae Collier-Sua
New Hope Leeward - Angela Kansou
Hoa Aina O Makaha - Gigi Cocquio
Waianae Girls Softball - Just for Fun - Shantell Kahalepo
Hope Chapel Waianae - Kellen Smith
Upcoming Bulb Exchanges
Bulb exchanges are scheduled through the end of June 2012. Please visit this page or check our events calendar for upcoming exchanges near you. We'll also post upcoming exchanges on facebook.
MAY 12 Hoa Aina O Makaha CFL Exchange
Place: Hoa Aina O Makaha Farm
Time: 2pm to 5pm
They canvassed neighborhoods. They convinced their parents to swap bulbs at work. They held exchanges at condo buildings in their neighborhood. They changed out the old incandescents on campus. They asked parents, aunties, uncles, cousins, and grandparents to get involved. And thanks to this massive group effort, the gang at Moanalua High School exchanged a whopping 6,344 C.F.L. bulbs in one month, making them the official winner of our 100,000 Better Bulbs Blitz. By the end of the blitz, they will have exchanged 8,000 bulbs. Unreal!! The school's MeneMAC group will use the funds raised to travel to the national convention of the Student Television Network this coming spring. Congratulations to advisor Lynne and the entire Moanalua High School student body!
Have you seen the newest Currents Magazine from KIUC? Check it out!
KOLOA Elementary School students participated in a CFL exchange fundraiser.
"Hawai‘i’s Blue Planet Foundation wants to share an inspiring success story. By way of background, our current mission is to end Hawai‘i’s dependence on fossil fuels and pave the way for a clean energy future for the Islands—within a decade. Right now, a whopping 90 percent of our energy comes from imported oil. Entirely unsustainable. So, how to accomplish such a daunting task? Well, with lots of bold ideas, followed by passion and action. During a brainstorming session, we thought, “What if we changed out every energy-gobbling incandescent bulb on the island of Moloka‘i?” The whole island? That would be an audacious goal, indeed."