Green living in Hawaii

Green living in Hawaii

Green living is more and more popular every day. Some people are preparing for the apocalypse, some are trying to escape, but many of us are trying to save the planet. The best way for that is green life! There are many things you and I can do in order to save the planet. But, it is even better if some city or country does that. For example, Honolulu in Hawaii is making several changes that should reduce pollution but make life easier.

Because Hawaii has volcanoes, a lot of sunlight and constant wind, you may believe that it doesn’t depend on oil at all. Actually, Hawaii is the biggest oil importer state in the US. They import 46 million barrels a year. Luckily, there are many companies and individuals that are trying to use more sustainable power sources. This should reduce power bills and reduce use of energy. Also, there are several programs that should help you make your home more efficient.
Transportation is improved as well. In recent year, Honolulu had some of the worst traffics you could see. Now, there are many alternative transportation models. People can use bikes, walk and mass transit. If you visit Hawaii, you can use the cycle track on King Street or Beretania corridor.

Waste is the main problem in many countries. It is even worse if it is an island. This may be linked to burning that waste, or even worse, throwing it into the ocean. Hawaii imports almost all of needed good. One study showed that 70% of waste can be composed. Now, they banned the use of plastic bags (it will go into effect in July this year). Also, there are several programs that should reduce the amount of waste.

 

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