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University Uses Tesla Technology to Wirelessly Charge Buses

Utah State University presented a first-of-its-kind electric bus that is charged through a high-power, high-efficiency wireless power transfer system. By carefully applying a mix of modern advances in engineering and Nikola Tesla’s principles of induction, USU engineer Hunter Wu and his team have solved one of today’s vexing problems in WPT.

Read full True Activist article..

April 25, 2013 at 10:06 pm Leave a comment

New Automobile Engine—3.5 times more efficient

See NBC News coverage too..

March 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm Leave a comment

Top 100 Sites for Going Green

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October 25, 2012 at 1:00 am Leave a comment

Newsweek Green Rankings

Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s annual ranking of US and Global companies and politicians by how green, or not green, they are.

October 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm Leave a comment

World’s first Air-Powered Car Goes on Sale This Month.

This engine for the $8,177 Indian-made Tata “Mini CAT” runs on compressed air for about 1.8 cents per mile or about one-tenth the cost of gas.

Read the details.

August 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm Leave a comment

Central Maui Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan for 2030 to be released Friday May 25

In June, 2010, the State Department of Health, Healthy Hawaii Initiative awarded a grant to Chris Hart & Partners and Berkeley, California-based Alta Planning & Design to prepare an active transportation plan for central Maui.  After nearly two years of work, the consultant team and 16-member steering committee will release the plan entitled “Central Maui Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan for 2030” to the public at a meeting to be held from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25 in the Cameron Center auditorium.  The event is sponsored by Hui No Ke Ola Pono and NPAC.  Light pu-pu will be served.

Early on the consultant team and steering committee concluded that central Maui could become a world-class pedestrian and bicyclist community with a commitment to this common vision and renewed investment in supporting infrastructure.  The steering committee set forth the following vision:

The people who live, work and play in central Maui desire a community in which bicycling and walking for health, transportation or enjoyment can be done safely and without physical barriers.  Further, we desire a future where bicycling, walking and other non-motorized activities are accommodated in a safe, well-maintained, and easily accessible manner for the following reasons:

  • -Promoting a healthier lifestyle
  • -Creating more livable communities, and
  • -Facilitating greater social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Please join us, meet the steering committee, and learn about the plan, the priorities identified by the steering committee and community, and perhaps volunteer to help move some of the projects forward!

This link is to the flyer—please download and circulate widely.


Sandra McGuinness, Coordinator
N-PAC: Nutrition & Physical Activity Coalition of Maui County
A Project of the University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Office of Public Health Studies, John A. Burns School of Medicine
P.O. Box 769
Makawao, Maui, HI 96768
808.264.7895 or

May 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

May 15 Public Meeting on Proposed Development In South Maui

The Kihei Community Association Presents a Community Public Meeting on
proposed development in south maui. The meeting will be held at the Kihei Charter School, 41 E. Lipoa St., Kihei (old Hapa’s location). 6:30pm / Doors open at 6:00pm for talk story and pupu.

As much of our community expresses concern about proposed development in Kihei, an inquiry that repeatedly come up is “how was this approved?, and why didn’t we know about it?” In response, the Kihei Community Association (KCA) will devote their next two meetings to this general topic.

The MAY 15th meeting will examine major development being proposed at the Kihei gateway along both sides of the Pi’ilani in South Puunene, WHILE IT IS STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION. DLNR District Land Agent, Daniel Ornellas, will join Maui Planning Department Director, Will Spence, and Senior Long Range Planner, David Yamashita, to offer an overview on what is currently being proposed along the northern section of the Kihei Makena Community Plan area. This section includes areas along the Mokulele Highway.

The JUNE 19th meeting will address the Pi’ilani Promenade or Outlet Mall, which is proposed to extend ¾ mile mauka of the Pi’ilani Highway. Officers of Eclipse Development Group of California have been invited to participate, along with other guests.

For more information on the KCA and their upcoming meetings please visit, or call 879-5390.

May 13, 2012 at 9:26 pm 2 comments

May 16th – 10th Annual Ride of Silence for Bicycle Safety

 May 16, 2012

Check with Danielle for location and times.

Cyclists on Maui and worldwide join in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph/20 kph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

See the Ride of Silence web site. .

May 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Ridekick Electric Bicycle Trailer – A Simple Ebike Conversion

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April 14, 2012 at 10:21 pm 1 comment

Curbside Recycling and Complete Streets Pass Council

On April 10, the Maui County Council voted on budget issues, including two that are of particular interest to South Maui Sustainability.

Council members voted unanimously at first reading to budget $440,000 for a curbside recycling pilot program in Maui Meadows. Couch encouraged participating families to pay attention to their recycling. “Try not to mix inappropriately, and lets show the county that this can be a good project and a good start at curbside recycling,” he said.

The council voted 9-0 to adopt a resolution supporting the establishment of a “complete streets” policy for Maui. Council Member Don Couch noted that the policy would establish “guidelines” for creating more walkable communities by providing paths for walking and biking

Read entire Maui News article..

April 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

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