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WAILEA, HI, December 02, 2008 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The "Green Age" is upon us. President-elect Obama has declared renewable resources a top priority of his Administration and part of his stimulus plan. Companies have been sprouting up all over "Solar Valley" working on the next generation solar energy systems, electric vehicles and green construction materials. Meanwhile traditional American companies are evolving into greener organizations with the help of new age consulting companies like The Makena Group.
Most industry leaders feel that electric power is the automobile's future. Tesla Motors has sold out of its $100K eco-chic, all electric roadster... sporting Porsche performance and a range over 240 miles between charges. Not to be out done, Phoenix Motors is producing a spacious SUV they're planning to sell for half that price. A car for the masses, a Model-T for the green age, is just a few years away. Expected to sell for less than $30K, they will travel more than 250 miles on a charge and have top speeds over 100 mph. Perfect for commuting and trips to nearby get away spots.
Solar power company, First Solar, enables clean, renewable electricity at lower costs than traditional sources. They have a soaring stock price and ambitions... to offer the average home owner systems for a lease payment at a fraction of the cost of their utility bill. An innovative one stop shopping green company NewHome inc. provides a sustainable solution for home design, construction, and financing at half the time of hiring the services separately.
It just not new age companies embracing sustainability, the traditional, well known brands are changing their ways... Walmart, Costco and Marriott Hotels to name a few. What's accelerating the transformation to the Green Age is a new breed of "sustainability" consultants such as Blu Skye, Domani and The Makena Group. They discover the lost profit hidden in organization's "waste." And they show companies that doing what is right for the planet and making money go hand in hand.
Forward thinking Universities are now offering sustainable education to meet the needs of the green collar workforce. The Makena Group has recently designed a 4 year sustainable science curriculum and Presidio School of Management is offering the countries first sustainable MBA. Sustainability as it turns out can be taught as part of almost every subject matter.
Lawrence K. Burke
The Makena Group
About The Makena Group
The name Makena m(a)-ke-na is pronounced ma-KEN-ah. It is of Hawaiian origin, and its meaning is "abundance." Hawaii has a long tradition of sustainable practices leading to harmony and wealth. Lawrence K. Burke is a Principal of the Makena Group Sustainability Consultants and holds an MBA from Harvard University. Also, he is publisher of the popular Green Maui Guide online magazine. For more information please visit http://www.makenagroup.com.
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