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Pahiki Eco-Caskets finds greener, kinder way to rest in peace

  • Star-Advertiser video by Cindy Ellen Russell / crussell@staradvertiser.com

    Pahiki Eco-Caskets in Waimanalo makes low-environmental-impact caskets out of Hawaii-grown wood.

  • COURTESY CORTNEY GUSICK
                                Pahiki Eco-Caskets makes low-environmental-impact caskets out of Hawaii-grown wood. Pictured above is company founder Cortney Gusick working on a casket.

    COURTESY CORTNEY GUSICK

    Pahiki Eco-Caskets makes low-environmental-impact caskets out of Hawaii-grown wood. Pictured above is company founder Cortney Gusick working on a casket.

  • COURTESY CORTNEY GUSICK
                                Pahiki caskets run from $2,800 for a Norfolk pine model, pictured, to $4,800 for monkeypod.

    COURTESY CORTNEY GUSICK

    Pahiki caskets run from $2,800 for a Norfolk pine model, pictured, to $4,800 for monkeypod.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Owner Cortney Gusick and casket carpenter Logan Baggett apply an eco-friendly finish on an albizia casket in the company’s Waimanalo work space.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Owner Cortney Gusick and casket carpenter Logan Baggett apply an eco-friendly finish on an albizia casket in the company’s Waimanalo work space.

In the fertile swath of Waimanalo that hugs the Ko‘olau, amid farms and nurseries exploding with life, is a budding business that could revolutionize the way we deal with death. Read more

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