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Waimea Valley Volunteer Day & Shoe Drive Wrap Up

Volunteering

On our Waimea day, Rosie was the first to arrive and spent 30 minutes wandering about and seeing peacocks walking all over like they owned the place and roosting in crazy high trees. The rest of HIC then started to arrive and Hoku, our volunteer organizer, came out to greet us. We didn’t find out till later in the day that it was actually supposed to be his day off,…
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Best Places to Work 2012 – Constant Innovation Helps Make Work Fun

Awards

Caryn Pang is fighting a head cold, but, despite the discomfort, she’s at work answering customer calls – and loving every minute. Pang and the two other customer-service representatives at the Hawaii Information Consortium handle up to 200 calls, emails and online chats a day from people needing information about a government service. “They have to force me to go home,” Pang says.

That says a lot about what it’s…
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Beach Cleanup Complete

Volunteering

On February 18th, 14 of us gathered along with roughly 100 other like minded individuals to do a day of beach cleanup at Bellows Air Force Beach. The event was sponsored by Sustainable Coastlines.

The cleanup lasted from 10 – noon and resulted in almost 1,300 POUNDS of garbage being removed from the beach. It was a fantastic success and the day finished with a catered lunch for the…
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February Events: Beach Cleanup & Continued Shoe Recycling

Volunteering

February will consist of a beach cleanup day at Bellows in cooperation with the Oahu Surfrider Foundation and Sustainable Coastlines. An event has been set up in Zimbra, please reply if you can come. This won’t be an HIC only event, it is open to the public but we can still sport our shirts proudly!

Also, we’ll be continuing our shoe recycling through the end of February. A reminder on…
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Hawaii Directory of “Green” Employers Now Available to Public

Press releases

The State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today launched a web-based Directory of Green Employers as part of its Hawaii Green Jobs Initiative. Green employers — who work in areas such as renewable energy production and natural resource conservation post profiles in the Directory that describe their operations, specify their core occupations, and describe the skills and education they want in employees. Jobseekers access…
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January Volunteer Events

Volunteering

Our January volunteering will consist of two events:

Athletic Shoe Drive

Clean out your closet, take a peek under the bed and ask your friends and family – chances are, you’ll find a few pairs of kicks lying around that have seen better days.

Rules:

Remove excess mud/dirt as best you can;Shoes must be dry (not damp or wet);Must be athletic shoes, no sandals, flip flops, dress shoes or cleats;Shoes…
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Adopt a Family 2011

Volunteering

For Christmas this year, eleven of us adopted a family to make their holiday season special through Helping Hands Hawaii.

On December 19th, Rosie dropped off all of the goodies collected by our fantastic team at the Helping Hands warehouse. Everything barely fit in her jeep and she was greeted with copious amounts of hugging and effusive thank you’s upon dropoff! They needed to bring out 3 carts just to…
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State Launches Mortgage Foreclosure Dispute Resolution Program

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The Hawaii State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) today unveiled the Mortgage Foreclosure Dispute Resolution (MFDR) program, designed to offer owner-occupants of residential property in non-judicial foreclosure the opportunity to meet directly with their lenders to modify their loans or work out an alternative to the foreclosure process.

“The Mortgage Foreclosure Dispute Resolution program came to be through the collaborative efforts of all three branches of government–executive, legislative,…
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State’s First Mobile App Improves Accessibility of Business Information

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The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) today unveiled the State of Hawaii’s first application for mobile devices. The mobile app includes a modified version of the current services available on DCCA’s Business Registration website. The app is designed to make it easier for the public to search a business name, find information, and purchase filed documents or certificates of good standing on devices with smart touch response screens…
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