This blog is a website to provide ongoing support to all teachers in their implementation of the Island Energy Inquiry Curriculum shared in teacher workshops throughout Hawai'i.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Island Energy Kit Materials - Where to Buy

Wondering where to buy energy inquiry materials for your classroom?

Here is a list of vendors with contact info and links to their websites.
IEI Vendor List

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hawaii Energy, Toshiba Lighting the Future for Small Business and Non Profits

Small business and nonprofit organizations will soon receive LED lamps at no cost to themselves. Through participation in Hawaii Energy’s Lighting the Future offering, these organizations will save energy and money while helping Hawai’i to reduce its dependence on imported oil.

“Hawaii Energy is investing in small business and nonprofit energy efficiency with our Lighting the Future offering” said Ray Starling, Hawaii Energy program manager. “This is an exciting opportunity for participants to realize energy savings by making a change to energy efficient LED lighting. We encourage all who qualify to apply!”

Hawaii Energy hopes Lighting the Future will encourage energy conservation and efficiency measures throughout the small business and nonprofit communities. The offering is aimed at providing small businesses and nonprofits exposure to energy-saving LED lighting technology. This offer will be available while supplies last.

Interested small businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Through a competitive bidding process, Hawaii Energy selected Toshiba as its partner in providing this offering to qualifying Hawai’i applicants. In its bid, Toshiba provided competitive pricing and a “buy one, get one free” promotional opportunity.

Participants must agree to install the LED lamps prior to June 30, 2011.

In order to qualify your organization will be a:

1. Small business on an electric utility rate schedule that begins with the letter “G”, for General Service.

2. Nonprofit organization classified as a 501(c) on an electric utility rate schedule that begins with “G” or “J”.

3. For small businesses and nonprofits that do not pay for electricity directly, please call 521-2189 for more information on qualifications and how to apply.

4. Hawaii, Lanai, Maui, Molokai or Oahu commercial electric utility customers.

To find your electric rate schedule look at your electric utility bill or contact Hawaii Energy.

Application Process:
Download the application online at

1. The form must be filled out accurately prior to submission.

2. After submission, applicants will receive a letter of confirmation or contact from a Hawaii Energy representative.

3. Qualifying applicants will receive directions to pick-up locations, many located throughout the state.

Please see Lighting the Future flyer for additional information and FAQs.

For more information, please visit

Hawaii Energy, a ratepayer-funded conservation and efficiency program administered by SAIC under contract with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, serves the islands of Hawaii, Lanai, Molokai, and Oahu.