Aloha means affection, peace, compassion and mercy in the Hawaiian language, although it is typically used as an English greeting to say “hello” or “goodbye”. Another iconic emblem associated with Hawaii is the pineapple, which has become a symbol of welcome and hospitality.

Did you know? More than one-third of the world’s commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii… 320,000 tons each year.

Hawaii is the island of Aloha often nicknamed Paradise of the Pacific and is ranked number 52 in residential electricity prices compared to 52 other US States averaging $28.1 Megawatts per hour. Major electric power plants include coal and petroleum. Emissions primarily come from coal in the state of Hawaii. Petroleum provides nearly nine-tenths of all the energy consumed in Hawaii. The transportation sector leads energy demand in Hawaii, due in large part to heavy jet fuel use by military installations and commercial airlines.

Hawaii is a tourist hot spot because of the vast nature and beauty the islands have to offer. Among the popular sites to visit in Hawaii, Volcano State Park is one of the most popular. One thing most tourists don’t know is that upon visiting the volcano it is customary to bring an offering to Pele, the volcano goddess. Most tourists take rocks from the volcano instead and claim that the volcano rocks have brought them bad luck.

Hawaii has many myths and stories that have been shared for generations as part of their culture. Do you know any or have any favorites?

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