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Aloha, my name is Duckie!

Welcome to the pond! I’m technically Danielle Irwin, but we’re friends, so call me Duckie. I am a homegrown local girl from Makaha – a sanctuary nestled all the way west on the beautiful island of Oahu.

I’m all over the place and proud of it! Some call me a Duck of many trades, but I call it passionate kuleana! There is so much that needs to be done, and I’m doing what I can with the blessings I’ve been given. This website, “The Duck Pond,” as I like to call it, serves as a channel for my advocacies, a platform through which I can share my Aloha Thumbprint and passion for clen energy with the world.

I hope you will be inspired to discover your unique Aloha Thumbprint within these virtual pages. Let’s “Live Aloha” together as we forge connections, ignite change, and inspire a world where clean energy becomes a natural and exciting way of life.

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Clear Current

I Am Campaign

Go Local Powur

Go Local. Grow Local.

Mrs. Pacific Islands International

My Journey

Makaha Learning Center

Clean Energy Workforce Development

Mrs. Hawaii International

In All Things Aloha

The window of opportunity to mitigate the worst effects of climate change is narrowing, and the need for decisive action has never been more critical. As devastating events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that we must act now—before it's too late.

Clear Current is committed to driving positive change in the fight against climate change. Inspired by the urgent need for action in the face of environmental devastation. With expertise in renewable energy, social engagement, and environmental advocacy, we are relentless in our pursuit of a world powered by clean energy.


Achieving carbon neutrality is a matter of life and death. Transitioning to clean energy stands as our most immediate and impactful stride towards a sustainable tomorrow. However, this requires a global cultural and lifestyle shift if we are to swiftly reverse the damage caused by rampant emissions and pollution. For the past five years, Clear Current has accelerated the transition to clean energy through education and awareness, workforce development, and energy equity for vulnerable communities.


Through partnerships, education, and advocacy, we empower individuals to make sustainable choices every day. From energy conservation and generation to supporting eco-friendly transportation options, we’re making clean energy a natural and enjoyable part of everyday life.

Sustainability is our collective duty. By embracing solar power and taking control of our energy consumption, we hold the power to create profound change – reduce our carbon footprint and safeguard our planet from the impacts of climate change.

Go Local Powur is more than just an initiative—it is built upon a powerful vision of a future powered by solar energy.

Together with my incredible partner Ryno, we are leading the charge towards a cleaner and more sustainable world through Go Local Powur. This journey is deeply personal to me because I believe that we have a kuleana (responsibiity) to take care of our environment and leave behind a better world for future generations.


With Go Local Powur, we are empowering individuals and communities to take control of their energy future. It’s about Going Local and Growing Local together– capturing all of the benefits of clean energy today, for a resilient tomorrow.

The “I AM CAMPAIGN” is a dynamic social movement that amplifies the voices of individuals committed to environmental stewardship and sustainable living. Through this campaign, we showcase the stories of courageous individuals who boldly declare their commitment to a cleaner, greener future and share their strategies for living sustainably.

Together, we celebrate the collective voice of those who have embraced clean energy and sustainable practices. This collective commitment inspires hope and drives positive change, as we work towards creating a more sustainable world for future generations.

As Mrs. International, I’m excited to propel the clean energy movement to new heights through Clear Current’s latest initiative, ‘I AM.’ This initiative employs social engagement to personalize clean energy, making it an integral component of a wise, sustainable, and mindful lifestyle. Bite-sized content inspires widespread adoption of clean energy and sustainability in daily life, rendering it appealing, relevant, and enjoyable. By leveraging Clear Current’s proven track record, national business relationships, and global partners, we are empowering the masses to embrace sustainability and safeguard our planet for the future.

Danielle Irwin

Mrs. Pacific Islands International 2024

Collaboration and dedication are the cornerstones of our work here. As we go beyond traditional education, we transform our classrooms and innovation spaces into portals of limitless opportunities and possibilities.

The Makaha Learning Center, a native 501(c)3 organization founded in Makaha Valley nearly a decade ago, continues to be a cornerstone of hope and opportunity today. Our core mission remains steadfast: to uplift Native Hawaiians and the Waianae Coast community through leadership development, vocational training, and community engagement initiatives.

More than just an educational facility, we aspire to create adaptable community learning spaces designed to guide individuals along clean energy pathways. We firmly believe that this journey fosters a deep sense of self-respect and community pride.

As a recognized leader in community education, the Makaha Learning Center sets a standard of excellence not only in Hawaii but also beyond. We are committed to nurturing positive change and empowering communities for a brighter future.

Did you know that Hawaii is consistently ranked as the state with the happiest residents? You may think it’s because of our perfect weather and postcard-worthy scenery, but locals know it is because of Aloha.


It is challenging to understand if you have yet to encounter the Spirit of Aloha. Many think “Aloha” is a simple greeting that means hello or goodbye, but it’s a way of life that impacts you at your core. In its simplest term, it is unconditional love without expectation of return. But like the Greek language has seven different words for love, “Aloha” is expressed through 5 tenets: kindness expressed with tenderness, unity expressed with harmony, to be agreeable expressed with pleasantness, humility expressed with modesty, and patience expressed with perseverance.


Alo– In the presence of
Ha– The Breath of Life

Aloha has been described as an acknowledgment of the presence of God within the other. We cannot physically see God. However, we can experience His Spirit when we witness and experience unconditional love. This is God’s essence. We are all made in HIS image, and when we love others, it gives a glimpse of the character of our creator.


Aloha honors our human connection with mutual regard and respect. Actions are derived from one of two emotions ––– love and fear. God is love perfected, and when we abide in HIM, it is impossible to fear.


Aloha mitigates the derivatives of fear: jealousy, guilt, depression, shame, anxiety, anger, and hate.

Living in the Spirit of Aloha can influence the trajectory of humankind if it’s shared, experienced, and practiced by those willing to live “above the sides” and from Heaven’s perspective.

To live in the Spirit of Aloha is to huli Aloha, to turn to love and be guided by that love in everything we are and do. We need to be the generation that chooses Aloha. Once the choice is made, the path is clear.

Danielle Irwin

Mrs. Hawaii International 2023

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