July-August 2012

July-August 2012 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

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.
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.
Waihee ridge trail

Trial by Trail: Waihee Ridge Trail

Hiking the Waihee Ridge Trail is one of the wonders of Maui. Located along the West Maui Mountains, getting there is an adventure in itself.
maui school gardens program

Growing Some Good

Top Maui chefs are rolling up their sleeves and heading back into the classroom to encourage island students to grow their own garden fresh food.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
maui restaurants

Barstool Gourmet at Lahaina Grill, Roy’s, Duke’s & Merriman’s

When eating out, the setting need not be fancy to be delicious. Need proof? Pull up a chair and go gourmet at these four great Maui restaurants.
papala

Grow Your Own Fireworks

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a different kind of firecracker, the papala. This endemic Hawaiian plant is a Roman candle made by nature.
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.