July-August 2012

July-August 2012 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

Interior Motifs

Create an indoor space that is as environmentally friendly as it is beautiful with our Great Find shopping guide that highlights local Maui shops.
wood veneer

Beautifully Sustainable

Ed Takayesu of Maui Custom Woodworks shows us how to utilize the beauty of wood in design while remaining environmentally friendly at the same time.
Napili Kai Beach Resort

Oceanfront, Earth Friendly

Located on the West side of Maui, Napili Kai Resort has transformed from an environmentally unfriendly condo complex to model of green living.
Japan tsunami debris chart

Homeward Bound

Researchers following debris along the Pacific Ocean, generated by the 2011 Japanese earthquake, return to the Maui to share their findings.
flower show

Alix in Flowerland

Maui No Ka Oi magazine Associate Publisher Alix Buchter shares her insider perspective of the recent Philadelphia International Flower Show.
Maui chef kitchen

Chef’s Kitchen

Dining editor Marti Rosenquist samples brand new Maui eatery, 100 Wines, and talks with Chef Lyndon Honda about this latest culinary concept.
EVA smart grid Maui

Maui EVA & the Smart Grid

The Maui Electric Vehicle Alliance is working to jump start an electric car revolution on the island, helping the environment and gas prices.
Wine sommelier

Sweet Complexity

Wine expert Charles Fredy talks about the flavors and complexity of sweet wines and how to chose the perfect pair, whether dining out or eating in.
eco friendly golf maui

Eco-friendly Golf

Thanks to a slew of environmentally friendly initiatives and practices, several Maui golf courses are redefining what a green course really means.

2012 Environmental Heroes

Our five environmental heroes for 2012 are saving the planet and paving the way for a greener future for Maui, Hawaii and the rest of the world.
gofing lanai

Golfing Lanai

From the mountainous Experience at Koele to the coastal Challenge at Manele, golfers heading to Lanai have premier golf experiences awaiting them.
island essence lotions

Great Finds: Everyday Ecology

This environmentally friendly Great Finds shopping guide shows you eight little ways to make a big difference. Mother Earth will thank you.

Planted with Purpose

Discover how the nonprofit Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is planting the seeds of today and working to preserve Hawaiian culture for the future.
publisher's note

Publisher’s Note

Maui No Ka Oi Publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn talks about the disappearing honeybees and the environmental heroes making a difference on Maui.
Maxine Hong Kingston

Healing the Wounds of War

Maxine Hong Kingston talks about her new book and how she continues to help veterans and families come to terms with their war experiences.