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Hawaii Agricultural Foundation and Hawaii Gas launch video contest to promote sustainable energy

Hawaii Agricultural Foundation and Hawaii Gas launch video contest to promote sustainable energy
Hawaii Agricultural Foundation and Hawaii Gas launch video contest to promote sustainable energy

In a joint effort to raise awareness about clean energy solutions and their impact on local agriculture, the Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation and Hawaiʻi Gas recently hosted a statewide video contest titled “Pursuing Sustainable Energy Through Renewable Gas and Hydrogen.” The contest challenged public and private school students to create videos showcasing Hawaiʻi Gas’ innovative clean energy technologies. Denise Yamaguchi, founder and executive director of the Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation, and Alicia Moy, CEO of Hawaiʻi Gas, shared the details with Living808.

Denise explained that the motivation for the competition was to highlight Hawaiʻi Gas’s clean energy solutions and their role in local agriculture, food security and community resilience. Hayashi highlighted the long-standing partnership between the Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation and Hawaiʻi Gas, both of which are committed to sustainability, supporting local businesses and investing in future generations. The competition also integrated clean energy topics into educational programs to help students understand the connection between renewable energy and a resilient community.


The competition attracted 27 entries from nine schools across the state. Each entry had to include information about the use of hydrogen and renewable natural gas (RNG) in Hawaiʻi Gas’ fuel mix, as well as a reference to the company’s 120-year history in Hawaiʻi. The winning video, “Clean Energy,” was created by a team of students from Kauaʻi High School. A panel of Hawaiʻi Gas judged the videos, with the Kauaʻi High School team’s entry best telling the story of Hawaiʻi Gas’s clean and renewable energy initiatives.

The first-place video will be featured as a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for Hawaiʻi Gas and will air on local stations this summer. Moy said he was excited to use the winning video to promote Hawaiʻi Gas’s commitment to a sustainable future and hoped it would inspire others to explore sustainable energy solutions and their application in agriculture.

Denise then spoke about the continued collaboration between the Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation and Hawaiʻi Gas. One notable annual event is the Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation’s Localicious Art & Recipe Contest hosted by Hawaiʻi Gas. This contest encourages students to learn about the importance of healthy eating in school while supporting local farmers and producers. This great partnership continues to focus on finding creative ways to sustain Hawaiʻi’s agriculture industry and foster a resilient community.

For more information, visit http://hawaiigas.com.