Plastic Free Hawai’i
Plastic Free Hawai’i is a coalition of community members and business owners that strives to educate the stores, schools restaurants, residents and visitors of Hawai’i on the environmental and health benefits of going plastic free in order to minimize the consumption and pollution of plastics in our islands. Our goal is to minimize, and eventually eliminate, the use of single-use plastic such as plastic bags, food take-out containers (including styrofoam), plastic utensils, and bottled water. For more information on how you can get involved, please see our Plastic Free Hawaii page and make your Plastic Free Commitment today!
Simplify the Holidays
The holidays are a time of celebration with family, friends, and the community. Every family celebrates the season in different ways and for different reasons, but there is a universal act in which most participate: Giving. This once-simple holiday tradition has led to consumption practices that can have serious impacts on our environment—and the family budget! Please see our 12 Days to a Green Holiday for ideas to help simplify your season and make a commitment to start a new tradition today.
If you would like to download or pass on our 12 Days to a Green Holiday bookmark to family and friends, click here.
Classrooms Simplify the Holidays
School campuses are also abuzz preparing for the holidays. Classrooms filled with anxious children and teachers race to finish projects before the break. As part of the Simplify the Holiday campaign, Kokua is offering the Green Holiday Educator Resource Guide full of tips and ideas that will help you green your classroom crafts and parties.
Mahalo to The Center for the New American Dream for inspiring us to bring Simplify the Holidays to Hawai’i