David Aquino (Tambe) recently graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he led the Energy Team of Sustainable UH. Tambe’s team engaged campus groups in energy efficiency efforts, training them in how to assess the energy consumption in their campus facilities.

As the team leader and Logistics Manager of Sustainable UH, David was one of three students in 2008 chosen by Blue Planet Foundation to attend the Powershift conference in Washington DC. The conference brought together 12,000 young activists from across the globe to lobby for clean energy and green jobs in front of the nation’s Capitol. David has since carried this momentum forward and continues to deliver the clean energy message to Hawaii’s youth. Tamba was born and raised on Oahu, and loves to surf and eat English muffins (sometimes at the same time).


Hawaii is 95% dependent on Oil and Coal for all of our energy needs. Yet, we have all of the resources right here in Hawaii to foster a vibrant and clean energy life style. We have the power to change this.

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