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Natural Home Goes to Maui

Explore Maui, Hawaii, which is home to some of the world's best surf and conscientious companies.
By Stephanie Nelson
May/June 2010
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Home to some of the world’s best surf, Maui, Hawaii, is a forward-thinking island. Maui’s isolated location encourages local resource production. Mindful of the island’s delicate ecosystem, residents have created conscientious companies, and a wind farm provides 30 percent of the island’s non-peak energy use.


Haleakala National Park
With 29,000 acres of volcano park space and more than 30 miles of trails, the National Park offers expansive views. (Makawao)

Paragon Sailing
Twin catamarans are the most eco-friendly charter boats on Maui, averaging less than 8 gallons of fuel a day. (Kula)


Hali’imaile General Store
This locally owned restaurant features local, organic food. (Hali’imail)e

This pizza and salad restaurant features organic, local, free-range, nitrate-free meat and produce. (Paia) 

Getting around

Eco Rental Cars
Biodiesel rental cars average 35 to 40 miles per gallon. (Kahului Airport and other locations)


The Curtis Wilson Cost Gallery at Kula Lodge
Curtis Wilson Cost’s landscape paintings celebrate the preservation of rural, undeveloped Maui. (Kula)

This sugar plantation town features locally owned restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops and art galleries.


Hale Pali Ku
This getaway’s gardens are filled with organic food and endangered Hawaiian plants, fueled by homemade compost. (Haiku)

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