POSTED: 07:16 p.m. HST, Oct 21, 2011
Seven new "Hawaii Green Business Program" interns are expected to soon begin helping local businesses and government organizations conserve energy, water, and prevent pollution.
The seven new graduates, masters and college students will work for the state Energy Office, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, and the state Department of Health.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state business and economic development department announced the internships on Thursday.
EPA Project Coordinator Asia Yeary says interns' experiences will provide the cornerstone for a sustainable green workforce in Hawaii. She says the interns will be pioneers for green industries and jobs that will lead to a more sustainable and cleaner environment.
The seven will join 13 other Green Business interns already working at various Hawaii agencies.