Hawaii

| Truer Shade of Green | The heart of Hawaiian culture is family, food, and ’aina, or a connection to the land. Maui today is often better known for its miles of condos and overdeveloped West side, but the Hawaiian ethos is still very much in evidence in the town of Hana, on the island’s […]

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| Kapalua to Wailea | Maui is Hawaii‘s most-visited island. It’s easy to see why. Maui has something great for everybody, from natural wonders to world-class pampering. Green travelers can find lots to enjoy, and often gravitate to the island’s eco-friendly bed-and-breakfasts, small inns or organic farm stays in the less-touristed North Shore, East Maui […]

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| Garden Isle Green | Sometimes, a great notion: Even on a tropical island paradise like Kauai, we’re in the mood for the unique, the more personal, the less expected. We seek an intimate experience unattainable at a big, showy resort. From the lush north coast with its hidden bracelets of beach to the sunny […]

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| Green Travel News | Halekulani, on Honolulu‘s Waikiki beach, is the first U.S. luxury hotel offering “GMO-free cuisine”—organic gourmet menu items free of genetically modified organisms (GMO). In order to ensure that food items contain a minimal amount of chemicals and pollutants, Halekulani sources produce from local organic farms. All dairy, fish, meat, fruits […]

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| Greening With Pele| Come to the volcano, home to the Polynesian god Pele. Mark Twain, on first seeing the fire and majesty of Kilauea—the world’s most active volcano, on Hawaii‘s Big Island—enthused, “Here was room for the imagination to work!” Today there is even more reason to be awed by the daily spectacle that is Hawaii Volcanoes National […]

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| Big Island Grown | Merriman’s is celebrating its 22nd year as a temple of Aloha Gastronomy on Hawaii‘s Big Island. Chef/owner Peter Merriman, a James Beard Award winner, is the godfather of Hawaii grown. You see it the moment you walk into his Waimea flagship restaurant. Adorning the walls of his quietly elegant dining room are […]

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| Hot Green Fun | In between island sights, beaching it, and other hang-loose tropical pursuits, don’t miss these only-on-Maui picks. 1. Hike Maui. Ken Schmitt started Maui’s oldest hiking tour company in 1983 (after living … alone …  in the island’s jungles), and today the “walking encyclopedias” who lead these richly informative and invigorating tours include a marine […]

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| Green Garden Isle | Think of the eco-impact these mega-properties have—nowhere else on Kauai’s fragile island environment comes close to matching the sheer scale of their consumption and waste, or the potential for contamination of the land and sea and air they touch. Owned or managed by big corporations from somewhere far away, they have […]

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| Greening in Paradise | Want a Big Island paradise of green? Lush and tranquil? A place to feel Hawaii’s peaceful spirit? Go to the Hamakua Coast. It begins north of Hilo, on the island’s east side, lazing northward through tangly jungle, fruitful farm and ranch lands, past sleepy towns to mythic Waipi`o Valley, the […]

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| High on Maui | Haleakalā, 10,023-feet high, dominates Maui. Dormant but magnificent, she is the House of the Sun. On her rich volcanic raiments, in the Kula district, is Upcountry Maui, agricultural highlands of stunning beauty and breaktaking vistas all the way down to the liquid diamonds of the Pacific. Up here, where early settlers found the cooler […]

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