Nov 16, 2009

Workers more productive in Green buildings

Researchers at the University of San Diego's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate and CB Richard Ellis have found that people who work in Green buildings call in sick less than their counterparts in traditional buildings.

Shared by: Brent Hirata

Nov 12, 2009

Opalavision: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Last month Oceanic Time Warner debuted Opalavision on its digital channel 332, The Green Channel. Opalavision highlights our local City and County of Honolulu’s environmental services that are in place to reduce, reuse and recycle. The episodes contain informative content to educate viewers on why sustainable practices are so important, especially when you live on an island. Opalavision content is produced to meet the demands of a fast paced lifestyle with the typical segment lasting about 3 minutes.

Opalavision episodes are also available online at the Opala Web site (

shared by: Brent Hirata

Give a Day. Get a Disney Day.

Does you family enjoy visiting the Disney theme parks? Starting January 1, 2010, you can sign up to be a "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" volunteer. Basically you sign up (see Web site for details) and volunteer at an event with a participating local organization, then you get Free one day admission to Disney World or Disneyland theme park.

Disney Web site: Give a Day, Get a Disney Day
More Details (via Hands on Network): Give a Day, Get a Disney Day

shared by: Dorothy Hirata

Great American Smokeout at LCC

LCC LIBRARY CONCOURSE, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Tobacco kills 5.4 million people a year – an average of
one person every six seconds.


Goals for the smokeout:
  • Support people who want to quit smoking
  • Share tips for quitting that work
  • Reduce exposure to second-hand smoke and other health risks
  • Make our campus more beautiful and environmentally-friendly
Come and join us:
  • Quitters are winners: exchange your pack of cigarettes for a prize
  • Learn about healthy alternatives to smoking
  • Check your blood pressure
  • Test your knowledge of facts about smoking for a prize
shared by: Eileen Cain