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Air, Ground and See - More Sustainability on Kauai

My friend Ken Stokes, from the Kauaian Institue, will be on the radio at  Noon hosting the Friday talk show on KKCR normally honcho’d by Keone Kealoha and Andrea Brower of Malama Kauai.

Click here or on the KKCR graphic to listen live


Keone and Andrea are at the Bioneers conference in San Rafael, and will be calling in to report on the opening days’ plenary roster of inspiring speakers. That’s the air attack bit.

On the ground,Ken is  down for the consultants’ briefing on the County’s “energy sustainability plan” RFP, and hopes to be part of a team to get this contract. Nothing is more important than Kauai anticipating ‘peak oil’ and forging contingency plans for supply disruptions.

The ’see’ bit is from Pacific Business News, where  Janis Magin quotes  Ken in a piece on ‘greenwashing’ in Hawaii (via PBN, sub req).

Magin had called to inquire about Hawaii companies who might be engaging in ‘greenwashing’…and voila! I’m quoted as saying there is little of this going on out here.

What Magin didn’t mention was the second part of my comment, which was there is little ‘green’ marketing, period. Hard to greenwash if you’re not trying to brand your stuff ‘green’, ya know?!

Ken maintains my favorite Sustainability blog and I quote him frequently. You can subscribe and read it yourself. Ken states:

"I’ll soon be posting impressions of the sustainability network in Seattle and Portland, where Susan and I spent 3 marvelous days apiece. Wudja believe we say the mountains (Rainier and Hood) every single day, and actually caught some sun at Cannon Beach? Are we blessed or wot?

Meanwhile, turn up the volume! We’ve all got lots to think about and talk about as the sustainability imperative looms…"

Ron Margolis, RA, CDPE, ABR Hawaii Life Real Estate Services 808.346.7095 email: ron@hawaiilife.com

Comment balloon 2 commentsRonnie Margolis • October 19 2008 01:23PM


I have a friend at Bioneers this week. She raves about the conference and I am looking forward to hearing her report on the event.

Posted by Pete Jalbert, R(S) (The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. ) almost 12 years ago

I'm sure there will be lots of good info coming to us from that conference this week if we stay tuned. Aloha from KAuai...

Posted by Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh (KW Kauai) almost 12 years ago