Jan 04, 2016
Alternate Energy Gives Back to the Community

As a locally owned and operated company, Alternate Energy is a proud to give back to the Hawaii community. Here's a few of the organizations we supported in 2015:


The Children's House: an independent primary school that provides child-centered, developmentally appropriate education where strength of character and excellence in academics is nurtured.

Left Photo (from left to right): Diane Whiteside, Marketing Coordinator, AEI; Student, The Children's Center; Craig Kawamura, Director of Sales, AEI; Student, The Children's Center; and Todd Los Banos, President, The Children's Center.

Right Photo (from left to right): Craig Kawamura, Director of Sales, AEI; Mary Los Banos, Founder, The Children's Center; and Diane Whiteside, Marketing Coordinator, AEI.


Adult Friends for Youth: a non-profit organizaiton that promotes educational achievement and offers hope for significantly reducing poverty and destructive behaviors among high risk youth.

The organization even sent us this video to say thank you!

Pictured (from left to right): Mike Ito, Director of Marketing, AEI; Josabelle Faria, named 2015 Young Person of the Year by Adult Friends for Youth; McKay "Mac" Schwenke, Vice President, Adult Friends for Youth.


Big Brothers Big Sisters: a non-profit mentoring network that helps children realize their potential and nuture their futures.

Pictured (from left to right): Brianna Lovett, Marketing Coordinator, AEI; Dennis Brown, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Mike Ito, Director of Marketing, AEI.


Island Pacific Academy: an independent, non-profit, college preparatory, K-12, International Baccalaureate (IB) World Continuum school.

Read more about our donation on the Island Pacific Academy blog.

Pictured (from left to right): Linda Hang, Elementary Vice President, Island Pacific Academy; Patricia DelaCruz, Teacher, Island Pacific Academy; Amy Soares, Project Administrator, AEI; Kaipo Orosco, Student, Island Pacific Academy; Deacon Soares, Student, Island Pacific Academy; Gerald Teramae, Head, Island Pacific Academy; and Steve Ross, Elementary Principal, Island Pacific Academy.


Tour de Cure: a fundraising cycling event for the American Diabetes Association.

Pictured: Jim Vasquez, Warehouse Manager, AEI, with his daughters after finishing the Tour de Cure cycling event for the American Diabetes Association.


Pearl Ridge Elementary's Hustle for Health: a fundraising event supporting Pearl Ridge Elementary's programs, curriculum, and students' needs, including funding the PE and Music teachers' positions, security alarm monitoring/maintenance, A/C maintenance, and various school supplies.

Pictured: Mike Ito, Director of Marketing, AEI; Chuck E. Cheese crew; Baymax.


Access Surf: a non-profit organization that helps children and adults with disabilities and wounded veterans discover the healing power of the ocean.

Read more about our donation on the Access Surf blog.

Pictured: Diane Whiteside, Marketing Coordinator, AEI and Cara Troy, Executive Director, Access Surf.

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Alternate Energy, Inc., has been serving families in Hawaii for more than 30 years. We believe in the customer, the community and the 'aina. 

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