Hawaii

| 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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| The Resort Alternative | This is the Big Island of Hawaii most of us yearn for. The western, leeward side: the famous Kona Coast. Best beaches. Best weather. And how about those coffee beans? They cup such a hang-loose brew they are prized around the world. The nexus of this kind of paradise is the town of Kailua-Kona, which gets crazy busy … by […]

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| Green And Great | It won Best Green e-Book at the Green Book Festival. Australia’s premier green lifestyle publication, G Magazine, calls it “a fantastic e-guide.” “Inspiring information” says the San Francisco Chronicle. Green Traveler Guides Hawaii is simply the most authoritative and comprehensive guide ever compiled for all things green and great in […]

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| Sleeping, Eating, Doing | In this fragile ecosystem, going green is not just nice—it’s necessary. Here are our top picks for an unforgettable green visit to Hawaii. 1. Among the many shades of green when it comes to lodging choices, we especially like these. On Oahu, head for Waikiki’s eco-hip Hotel Renew, with its […]

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|On The Beach | Could there be a cooler shade of green? Lodging with a leading Oahu environmentalist who lives where Hawaii’s Green Sea turtles do…which also happens to be one of the North Shore’s most famous surf spots. The Turtle Lady, she’s often called. But you could just as easily call her The Beach […]

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| A Powerful Future? | How green is Lanai? The question might better be asked, Will this tiny Hawaiian island soon become the greenest of them all? Just how, exactly, says much about Lanai’s past, present and future. For this is a fiefdom. Except for a few parcels of land granted by the former Hawaiian […]

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| Time Forgot Isle | Molokai’s best hope for a green future lies in its steadfast desire to be left alone. It calls itself Hawaii’s most natural island. And, amazingly, it does still offer the distinctly non-21st century pleasures of no traffic and no traffic lights. Even though bustling Maui is but 8 miles away, […]

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| Noni ‘n’ Goats | Who cares about the stupid beach when there are organic farms to be toured? Hang loose, just kiddin’! The island of Kauai does boast some of Hawaii‘s most iconic golden sands, but up on the North Shore, especially, you shouldn’t miss visiting these very Hawaiian farms. Steve Frailey may be […]

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