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Down Time…


Maybe you noticed we’ve taken a break from some of our activities. Call it the SMS version of the Hawaiian makahiki celebration. We all need time to recharged our batteries.

We’ve been far from idle but just doing things behind the scenes. We created our first set of Bylaws which includes a new structure for SMS. We’re now prepared to grow and take on new projects in a more organized fashion. So much has happened in the Kihei Elementary School Garden that we have several articles to highlight!

South Maui Sustainability is now set to get more accomplished and we’re only limited by finding the people and passion to get things done! If you believe in what we are doing or have a new sustainability idea, please contact us.
You can get involved as Core Member, a Committee Member, or just bring us an idea for a special project and we can work together to make a difference in South Maui.

One of our upcoming projects is to develop a model for true ‘membership’ in our group. Of course we’ll always want to have the largest number of people possible on our mailing list and invited to our events, but we’re looking for ways to have membership with added value. If you have ideas that can help us grow members, now is a great time to get involved.

Some new ideas we are talking about include a renewable energy ‘demonstration garden’ with examples of different types of energy being modeled. This could be in conjunction with Kihei Charter School or another local school. We are still looking for the ‘perfect’ conservation project to present to the community. One of our Kihei neighbors has approached us with a ‘time banking’ or barter of services model for obtaining goods and services. What ideas would you like South Maui Sustainability to get involved with?

We’re having regular events again with "Dinner and Movie" in December and the Pre-conference Body and Soil Event in January. Although we may not be having events every month, we believe that regular events are an important part of fulfilling our vision.

Thank you for your support of South Maui Sustainability. We’ve done so much since we began 2-1/2 years ago. It’ll be interesting to look back 2 years from now and see how far we’ve come. We hope you will be part of our growth.

December 1, 2010 at 9:46 am Leave a comment

Next Meeting: October 9, 2008

OUR NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING WILL BE:

Thursday, October 9

Chats & Pupus: 6 p.m., Presentations: 6:30—8 p.m.
Kihei Charter School

SPEAKERS:

Carl Freedman
Vast Versus Practical—Our individual roles and opportunities towards sustainability.

Carl Freedman lives in Haiku and works as a consultant in the field of long range public utility planning and regulation.  He has appeared many times before the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission as an expert witness regarding energy utility planning, rate cases, renewable energy projects and conservation programs.  Carl was one of early proponents and principal contributors in the establishment of Integrated Resource Planning and Energy Efficiency Programs for Hawaii’s electric utilities.  Carl is currently under contract to assist the Maui County Department of Water Supply with its Water Use and Development Plan.

Hana Steel
State of the Garbage

Hana Steel, Ph. D., has been the Recycling Coordinator for the County of Maui since 1991. Dr. Steel will give a “State of the Garbage” address and provide a brief, but  in-depth look at the future of garbage for the County of Maui and the South Maui Community. Overviews of the new Integrated Solid Waste Management plan which extends out to the year 2042 will be provided for discussion. Community and individual action steps will be recommended. Current recycling information and free re-usable grocery bags will be given away.

Sharon Suzuki
Conservation and Efficiency

Sharon Suzuki, MECO Renewable Energy Services (RES) Manager oversees the company’s energy efficiency efforts and will speak on Conservation and Efficiency. MECO will offer two giveaways, CFL (compact fluorescent lights) Instant Rebate Coupons and our newly printed, 101 Ways to Save booklet.

The  Water Department

Speaking and giving out low flow showerheads, faucet aerators and other goodies.

Roxanne Tiffin of Kula Fields

A special display of fresh and delicious food that are available to you by a new and unique service that allows you to get weekly home delivery of your choices of fresh fruits and veggies from upcountry.

Click here for more information about Kula Fields or call 280-2099.

We will also discuss the the site for a community garden that we are considering.
You will also learn about the opportunities to join a team of South Maui neighbors working on:

  • Backyard Gardens
  • Hui Gardens (involving your friends/neighbors in your own backyard garden)
  • Community Gardens
  • Conservation/Recycling
  • School Gardens
  • Renewable Energy
  • Outreach/Public Relations
  • Fund Raising/Grant Writing

None of us are experts and we are discovering sustainable living as we go along.
Don’t let your lack of expertise keep you from getting involved.

Please plan to arrive a few minutes early for pupus and chats as the meetings start on time.

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