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My, how things have changed since last year’s Sustainability Guide. This time last year who would have predicted that Al Gore would receive an Academy Award for a documentary about global warming? Even better, how many of us would have guessed that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would jump on the earth-first bandwagon? (As for the GOP as a whole, it hasn’t gone green just yet, but at least there is some acknowledgment these days from the Republicans that the environment is getting a lot less friendly to fish, fowl and your fellow human beings.) Things are certainly looking up when it comes to saving the planet and saving ourselves. And that’s plenty of reason to celebrate.

It’s also a pretty good reason to keep pushing for an even more environmentally friendly world. Which is where this year’s Sustainability Guide comes into play. Once again we are offering a wealth of information to help make your life a little bit greener. Whether it’s highlighting the best new books or spotlighting some of the Web’s premier DIY sites or telling you how to make your home more energy-efficient, the goal is to put as much information as possible in your hands. What you do with that information is up to you. But if you’re anything like us, and we think you are, you’ll put some of that into action. Being green has never been easier.

Power slaves

In hot water

Every captain’s fantasy

Land of the plenty

Food for thought

Ride on

Happy trails

Putting a cap on tourism

The damage done

The good fight

Oh, happy day!

How big is your ecological footprint

Stewards of the earth

Recycle with style

Clean & green

Baby steps

The diaper dialogues

Save a few bucks, save the world

Change is gonna come

Sustainability made simple

By the book

Recycling sites on Oahu