Kanu Hawaii will launch its first annual energy challenge in July. The month-long campaign challenges individuals and businesses to reduce their electric and gas bills by 25 percent and commit to permanent changes that will reduce their energy consumption and spending.
The challenge kicks off on Monday, July 4, with specific challenges for each week:
Week 1: Audit Challenge – Review your current energy use to establish a baseline and identify ways to change your consumption patterns.
Week 2: Appliance Challenge – Reduce energy use by household appliances.
Week 3: Transportation Challenge – Get out of the car and develop alternative routes and modes of transportation.
Week 4: Outreach Challenge – Share lessons learned and advocate for better energy policy.
June 29, from noon to 1:30 p.m.: The iConserve rally at the state capitol will demonstrate how energy efficiency can improve the bottom line for businesses and households.
July 8, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Hawaii Clean Energy Day at the Laniakea YWCA will include local speakers and panels to discuss Hawaii’s clean-energy efforts.
July 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Screening of the film “Carbon Nation,” with a panel discussion in Luke Lecture Hall at Punahou School’s Wo International Center.
For unique energy-saving tips or to commit to the challenge, visit kanuhawaii.org/energy.