Hui Up program offers new refrigerators at serious discount

| July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Blue Planet Foundation returns to Molokai this summer with its Hui Up refrigerator exchange program in an effort to save local residents money and energy.

Sherry Sasada, in front, receives a new refrigerator in 2011 through the Hui Up program. Sasada said the new appliance would save her about $150 a month on her electric bill.

Sherry Sasada, in front, receives a new refrigerator in 2011 through the Hui Up program. Sasada said the new appliance would save her about $150 a month on her electric bill.


Hui Up started on Molokai in 2011 and 56 families took advantage of the program at the initial visit in July. Overall, nearly 200 families on Molokai and Lanai benefited from the program in 2011. With their new Energy Star refrigerators, those first 56 families saved more than $31,000 in electricity costs annually.

Now, at least 180 refrigerators are available to Molokai residents, if they sign up! Blue Planet Foundation has made these 18.2-cubic-foot Kenmore refrigerators available on a first come, first served basis for $250 for those who qualify. This price includes the Hawaii Energy rebate, taxes, shipping and curbside delivery. With energy efficient refrigerators saving up to $500 a year in electricity, these new appliances pay for themselves.

To qualify, fill out an application and have an old, inefficient refrigerator ready to be exchanged and recycled. The two-page application can be found on the Blue Planet Foundation’s Facebook page.

The Hui Up program is powered by Sust’AINAble Molokai, Hawaii Energy in partnership with Sears, Makoa Trucking and Island Movers.

For more information, contact Emilia Noordhoek of Sust’AINAble Molokai at 560-5410.

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