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Gathering touts cultural, environmental awareness

By Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 30, 2014

~~<p>Green is not only Holly Algood's favorite color, it's her way of life. She and her business and life partner, Eila Algood, live off the grid in rural Hawi on Hawaii island, creating their own energy with wind and solar. Many of the furnishings in their house are recycled purchases from thrift stores, lawn sales, Craigslist, eBay and the ReStore in Honolulu, which sells gently used home improvement products at discount prices.</p>
<p>The women drive hybrid Priuses; recycle paper, glass and plastic; and buy energy-efficient fixtures and appliances. They're growing produce and herbs in organic gardens and an aquaponics system, and use their food scraps in worm compost and as feed for their chickens.</p>
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Green is not only Holly Algood's favorite color, it's her way of life. She and her business and life partner, Eila Algood, live off the grid in rural Hawi on Hawaii island, creating their own energy with wind and solar. Many of the furnishings in their house are recycled purchases from thrift stores, lawn sales, Craigslist, eBay and the ReStore in Honolulu, which sells gently used home improvement products at discount prices.

The women drive hybrid Priuses; recycle paper, glass and plastic; and buy energy-efficient fixtures and appliances. They're growing produce and herbs in organic gardens and an aquaponics system, and use their food scraps in worm compost and as feed for their chickens. Login for more...



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