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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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