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Living the Green Life in Honolulu

Here are 16 forward-thinking Hawaii businesses ready to help you make the switch, away from fossil fuels and into a renewable future.


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photo: courtesy tiki's grill and bar

Eat your greens

Forget the days you had to go hungry for a cause. Now you can clean your plate with a clear conscience.

photo: courtesy cactus bistro

At Cactus Bistro (www.cactusbistro.com), Chef John Memering uses local produce for signature dishes such as Cactus’ Caesar and Kiawe Smoked Hamakua Mushrooms. Pork comes from Shinsato Farms in Kahaluu, beef, veal and wild boar come from Big Island, and all fish is sustainably caught or farmed in the Islands. Even used cooking oil is recycled and then used to create biodiesel. 

“Only 10 percent of food consumed here is grown here,” Chef Memering says. “We are an island. What if something happens to the sources from which we import our food?”

At Tiki’s Grill & Bar (www.tikisgrill.com), award-winning Chef Ronnie Nasuti, the former executive chef of Roy’s Restaurant, brings in Island-fresh produce and bread, as well as 175 pounds of local grass-fed beef and 450 pounds of locally caught or raised fish every week for dishes such as the Island Ono “Poisson Cru” and prime rib poke. 

“All things are recyclable, or recoverable, with just a little extra effort,” emphasizes Chef Ronnie. Tiki’s is largely lit by LED bulbs, burners remain off until 20 minutes prior to food preparation, and faucet leaks are repaired promptly. The restaurant is working on recycling all wet waste to be used as compost and feed at local pig farms.

Even small steps are part of a bigger picture.  Living green doesn’t have to be a monumental, expensive or even difficult task. The good news is as more and more businesses commit to going eco-friendly, the easier it is for all of us to do the same.

Resources for Living the Green Life

Cactus Bistro
767 Kailua Rd.
Kailua, HI 96734

1600 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1700
Honolulu, HI 96814

The Gas Company

Hawaiian Electric Company

Servco Lexus Honolulu
650 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96813

Tiki’s Grill & Bar
3570 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815

Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods

Strictly Solar

Toyota Hawaii
2850 Pukoloa St. Ste. 107
Honolulu, HI 96819

Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu
818 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96813

805 Kalanianaole Hwy. #21
Kailua, HI 96734



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