July-August 2012

July-August 2012 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
Kathy Collins as Tita

Eh, Show Respeck!

This popular legend set in the forests of Kauai shares the story of Hawaiian fire goddess Pele and her sacred ohelo berries.
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.
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.