Photo by Liz Barney

Parting Shot: Snail Trail

Hawaii Business magazine

There’s a secret zoo for snails hidden high on a central section of the Waianae mountain range. Jamie Tanino, rare snail conservation specialist, scans the leaves of ieie vines as part of a routine check for almost 300 Kahuli tree snails contained within the 525-foot perimeter of the fenced-in area. The walls for the enclosure, Read the full article…

June 2017 , Sustainability
June, 2017
Field Trip Friends took a group of parents and children on a bird-watching trip during February. Photo by Karen De Borja.

LocalKineBiz: Friendly “Ed-Ventures”

Jackie M. Young

Cindy MacFarlane-Flores loooves the outdoors. “When I was an elementary school teacher at Epiphany Episcopal School (now merged with Mid-Pacific Institute) in the 2000s, they called me ‘Miss Nature,’ ” the owner of Field Trip Friends says with a laugh, “because everything I taught there I connected with the environment, the Hawaiian culture or the Read the full article…


Pathways to Sustainability 2017

Hawaii Business magazine

The companies featured provide solutions that are innovative, efficient, and save money. This guide will help you plan better practices that will benefit your company and community.

May 2017 , Sustainability
May, 2017
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You Are What You Surf

Timothy Schuler

Last fall, Cliff Kapono could be found surfing waves off the coasts of Ireland, Spain, Britain and Morocco. After a brief stop home in Hilo this January, he planned to head south to Chile and then west to Indonesia. Kapono’s global itinerary isn’t your typical surf trip: it’s part of the Surfer Biome Project, a Read the full article…