I've really appreciated having Ono Pono over the last three years. I was very impressed with their commitment to using organic ingredients and sustainability. I bought a food container three years ago and have been using it instead of disposable plates ever since. Ono Pono even gives a 25cent discount. Great stuff.
I was hoping to get some Ono Pono staff to post here to talk about recent changes, but it looks like I need to make the first move. As I understand it, it has been difficult to keep the focus on local organic ingredients and sustainability and the focus has shifted to creating a working business model; particularly given stiff competition from Govindas, another food stall that opened nearby a year or so ago.
Ono Pono staff have told me they want to return to the sustainability agenda as soon as they can, and I was inspired to start this blog to see if we could rally some support; perhaps through a shareholder model such as that used by the Kokua Market in Moilili. Please post up any thoughts or ideas that you have. Creating a working business while achieving sustainability is a real challenge and Ono Pono needs our community support to help them achieve their goal.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Ono Pono is a sustainability cafe that has been running on the UH campus for the last three years. I thought I'd create this web space so that the Ono Pono management and customers could have a place to communicate about Ono Pono and related sustainability issues.