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H&S Publishing Announces "Green" Publishing Practices

Kapaa, Hawaii, February 5, 2008 - H&S Publishing announces its participation in multiple "green" practices in its business operations. H&S is committed to reducing waste, conserving energy, and engaging in sustainable environmental practices.

  • H&S Publishing uses a printer who is Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Certified. SFI is a non-profit organization devoted to improving sustainable forest management in the US & Canada.

  • H&S Publishing recycles unused paper products.

  • H&S Publishing prints on recycled paper using vegetable-based inks.

  • H&S Publishing uses Elemental Chlorine Free paper, a pollution-prevention technology that is recognized by the International Joint Commission (IJC).

  • H&S Publishing uses a printer who uses WindSource, a renewable energy in conjunction with Xcel Energy.

In addition to its own green efforts, H&S Publishing manages the publishing of the Kauai Green Map , which fosters inclusive participation in sustainable community development by offering greener choices to those who wish to build a more self-sufficient future.

About H&S Publishing, LLC / Best Places Hawaii
H&S Publishing, LLC, founded in 1985, is a Hawaii-based, privately-held technology and media company located on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. H&S Publishing, LLC produces Internet and print products/services primarily focused on the pre-arrival travel and tourism marketplace. The company's high-traffic volume travel websites are Best Places on Earth and Best Places Hawaii.

The company's Destination Marketing System, a proprietary Internet marketing program, generating leads from pre-qualified vacationers and delivers them to affiliated clients on a commission-free, high margin, direct-to-consumer, retail basis.

In addition to its Websites, H&S publishes the Hawaii Data Books, OnEarth Resource Guides, Kauai Magazine, Kauai Real Estate Magazine, maps, and print-on-demand books. Access to all websites and to online versions of the magazines is available through the company's portal site www.hawaiigateway.com.

The company's clients include major travel companies, such as Hyatt, Marriott, Hawaiian Airlines, Starwood (Sheraton), Aloha Airlines, ResortQuest Hotels & Resorts, Pleasant Holidays/Pleasant Hawaiian, United Vacations, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, RE/Max, and others.

The State of Hawaii has designated Best Places On Earth a "qualified high technology business," making the company and its investors eligible for investment tax credits and other tax benefits. H&S Publishing is a charter member of the Hawaii Office of Economic Development's "Kauai Made" program to authenticate locally produced products.

Best Places Hawaii has placed as one of "Hawaii's Fastest 50" growth companies per Pacific Business News (American City Business Journals), PricewaterhouseCoopers, and First Hawaiian Bank in these sponsors' annual ranking for 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.

Visit www.hawaiigateway.com for more information about and access to H&S Publishing, LLC and Best Places Hawaii's products and services.

Best Places Hawaii
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East Kauai Professional Building
1579 Kuhio Highway, Suite 104
Kapaa, HI 96746

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