Green Hawaii: A Guide to a Sustainable and Energy Efficient Home

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An easy to use guide that explores many of the ways anyone in Hawaii can make their home a more energy efficient and sustainable place to live. With facts and figures, personal anecdotes and suggestions from authorities in the field, this book is a valuable tool whether you want to install a solar hot water heating system, plant a tree to shade and cool your home or find out how to get a community recycling bin at your local school. Organized into three sections with numerous photographs and illustrations, this book explores the latest in energy efficient technology and design for the home, water saving and sustainable practices in the yard and opportunities to go beyond the Lanai and continue pursuing smart community building through recycling and volunteering. With our tropical climate and abundant natural resources steady trade winds, unlimited sunshine and copious rainfall Hawaii has the opportunity to set the bar and lead by example, embracing sustainable practices that show our care and respect for the land and preserving its beauty for generations to come. Making your home a greener home is the first step toward that goal.

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Kevin J. Whitton is the managing editor for FreeSurf Magazine on the North Shore of Oahu and contributing writer to regional, national and international publications. An avid naturalist and botanical hobbyist, he is also the author of Rain, Beans and Rice: Memoirs of Life in a Costa Rican Rain Forest, an adventure travel memoir based on his three-month experience as a trail guide in a private rain forest preserve. He has lived in California, Colorado, Mexico and Australia and now resides with his wife and two cats on Oahu.

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