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2018 Legislative Bills to Watch

February 16, 2018

 

The 2018 legislative session is under way, and there are some great bills that promote Farm to School and other issues we care about. We we hope you will take a moment to review the bills and voice your support for them. Check them out here!

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Windward Schools Featured in Local News for Waste Reduction Efforts

February 16, 2018

 

Kaʻelepulu Elementary along with ʻĀINA Schools Kainalu Elementary and Kaʻohao Public Charter school are no longer throwing away uneaten lunches into the trash. Instead, they are turning their food waste into a valuable product people are buying. Watch how they do it and what the kids are…

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Mililani High Selected as Next Farm to School Site

February 16, 2018

 

Mililani High School is the next participant in the ʻAina Pono Farm to School program. Mililani High is Hawaiʻi DOE’s second largest food production site. It provides about 2,500 school lunches daily for approximately 1,000 high school students and an additional 1,500 students at Mililani…

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Aloha ‘Āina Moanalua Workshop for Grade 4 Teachers

February 16, 2018

 

Saturday, March 3, 2018
FREE and includes all materials

In partnership with the Moanalua Gardens Foundation and the DLNR, the Aloha ʻĀina Moanalua curriculum is now available for schools wanting to explore the Moanalua ahupuaʻa. The grade 4 unit includes a Moanalua ahupuaʻa map, old…

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Mahalo Whole Foods Market & Chronic Tacos!

February 16, 2018

 

Huge thanks to Whole Foods Market Hawaiʻi and Chronic Tacos for their support of Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation! As the recipient of Whole Food Market Community Giving Day in January KHF received $17,678.66! Chronic Tacos selected Kōkua Hawaʻi Foundation as the beneficiary of their Honolulu…

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ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Trainings for Educators

February 16, 2018

 

Over 50 Oʻahu and Maui educators representing 24 schools and organizations participated in the spring ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Trainings for educators. Highlights for teachers included lessons from the Grade 3 composting curriculum where we made and used bokashi, a Japanese style of…

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ʻĀINA In Schools Docents Gear Up for Spring Lessons!

February 16, 2018

 

The ʻĀINA parent and community Garden, Compost, and Nutrition Docents just completed the third of four quarterly docent trainings and are ready to deliver Spring ʻĀINA In Schools lessons to students. ʻĀINA Docent Teams include new and returning docents, some of whom have been docents with…

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Windward District 3rd Annual Makahiki Festival

February 16, 2018

 

Last month, 300 4th graders from six elementary schools gathered for the 3rd Annual Kahuku Complex Makahiki Festival at Kualoa Ranch. Students participated in Hawaiian games to promote cultural understanding and physical activity, all the while enjoying snacks from ‘ĀINA In Schools! Mahalo…

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Mahalo to ʻĀINA In Schools Garden Party Volunteers

February 16, 2018

 

Mahalo to the families, teachers, and school staff who came out for the Spring ‘ĀINA Garden Parties! The ‘ĀINA Garden Beds are now ready for planting by students. Spring Garden Units include Grade K Tops and Bottoms Garden (plant parts), Grade 1 Good Buddy Garden (companion plants), Grade…

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UHWO Sustainable Community Food Systems Outreach Event

February 16, 2018

 

The annual We Grow Hawaiʻi Youth Garden Conference is around the corner, happening Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 8:30am to 1:00pm at The Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership at ʻIolani School. The conference gives students a voice to share their school garden experiences and…

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Best Ever Buttermilk Pancakes

February 16, 2018

 

Chef Kathy Maddox of Mohala Farms enjoys her annual ʻĀINA Chef Visit to Waialua Elementary School’s third graders. Kathy always provides creative, seasonal, healthy recipes with local ingredients to Waialua’s students. ʻĀINA nutrition lessons teach students that breakfast is the most…

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The Republik Switches From Plastic to Paper Straws!

February 09, 2018

 

The Republik, a popular concert venue in Honolulu, is switching from plastic to paper straws this month!

This exciting switch begins on Saturday, February 10 for the John Craigie show at the Republik, with Thunderstorm Artis and Yoza opening the show. Show details here.

For a free…

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Beach Cleanup at Makapuʻu Beach

February 09, 2018

 

Join us for a public beach cleanup on Saturday, February 24 at Makapuʻu Beach! Volunteers will have a chance to win tickets and a VIP Meet and Greet with Incubus for their March 14 show at the Republik!

Check-in is at 8:30am, and cleanup is from 9:00-11:00am. You can whale watch from…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Art Mural Contest

February 09, 2018

 

The deadline for our 2017-2018 Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Art Contest is February 23, 2018! K-12 school groups can enter for a chance to win the grand prize of a water refill station at their school, pictured above. Find details here.

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Civics is Sexy 2018

February 09, 2018

 

The 4th Annual Civics Is Sexy is a free public workshop that empowers our community to understand the legislative process to make positive change in Hawaiʻi. The event is on Saturday, February 10 from 9:00am-2:00pm at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol Auditorium in Honolulu.

The event will go…

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Huge Turnout for Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Beach Cleanups

February 09, 2018

 

Our annual Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Beach Cleanup on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service was held on Monday, January 15. At James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, 500 volunteers cleaned 6,050 pounds of marine debris off the beach. At our second location, Kalama Beach Park, 250 volunteers…

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KHF Mini-Grant & Field Trip Grant Deadline is March 1

February 09, 2018

 

The application period for Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Mini-Grant and Field Trip Grants for the 2017-2018 school year will be closing on March 1.

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Mini-Grants help teachers advance their environmental education goals and pursue innovative stewardship projects….

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Mililani High Selected as Next Farm to School Site

February 07, 2018

 

Mililani High School is the next participant in the ʻAina Pono Farm to School program. Mililani High is Hawaiʻi DOE's second largest food production site. It provides about 2,500 school lunches daily for approximately 1,000 high school students and an additional 1,500 students at Mililani…

Read more...

Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Art Mural Contest

February 07, 2018

 

The deadline for our 2017-2018 Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Art Contest is on February 23, 2018! K-12 school groups can enter for a chance to win the grand prize of a water refill station at their school, pictured above. Find details here.

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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

February 07, 2018

 

2018 is off to a great start with two successful Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives (AARDs) in January. UH Laboratory School in Mānoa and Keoneʻula Elementary School in ʻEwa hosted AARDs rescuing a combined 22,500 pounds of materials for reuse and recycling instead of disposal! Nearly 45…

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Civics is Sexy 2018

February 07, 2018

 

The 4th Annual Civics Is Sexy is a free public workshop that empowers our community to understand the legislative process to make positive change in Hawaiʻi. The event is on Saturday, February 10th from 9:00am-2:00pm at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol Auditorium in Honolulu.

The event will go…

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KHF Mini-Grant & Field Trip Grant Deadline is March 1

February 07, 2018

 

The application period for Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Mini-Grant and Field Trip Grants for the 2017-2018 school year will be closing on March 1.

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Mini-Grants help teachers advance their environmental education goals and pursue innovative stewardship projects….

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Mahalo Whole Foods Market & Chronic Tacos!

February 07, 2018

 

Huge thanks to Whole Foods Market Hawaiʻi and Chronic Tacos for their support of Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation! As the recipient of Whole Food Market Community Giving Day in January KHF received $17,678.66! Chronic Tacos selected Kōkua Hawaʻi Foundation as the beneficiary of their Honolulu…

Read more...

ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Trainings for Educators

February 07, 2018

 

Over 50 Oʻahu and Maui educators representing 24 schools and organizations participated in the spring ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Trainings for educators. Highlights for teachers included lessons from the Grade 3 composting curriculum where we made and used bokashi, a Japanese style of…

Read more...

ʻĀINA In Schools Docents Gear Up for Spring Lessons!

February 07, 2018

 

The ʻĀINA parent and community Garden, Compost, and Nutrition Docents just completed the third of four quarterly docent trainings and are ready to deliver Spring ʻĀINA In Schools lessons to students. ʻĀINA Docent Teams include new and returning docents, some of whom have been docents with…

Read more...

Windward District 3rd Annual Makahiki Festival

February 07, 2018

 

Last month, 300 4th graders from six elementary schools gathered for the 3rd Annual Kahuku Complex Makahiki Festival at Kualoa Ranch. Students participated in Hawaiian games to promote cultural understanding and physical activity, all the while enjoying snacks from ‘ĀINA In Schools! Mahalo…

Read more...

Mahalo to ʻĀINA In Schools Garden Party Volunteers

February 07, 2018

 

Mahalo to the families, teachers, and school staff who came out for the Spring ‘ĀINA Garden Parties! The ‘ĀINA Garden Beds are now ready for planting by students. Spring Garden Units include Grade K Tops and Bottoms Garden (plant parts), Grade 1 Good Buddy Garden (companion plants), Grade…

Read more...

2018 We Grow Hawaiʻi Youth Garden Conference

February 07, 2018

 

The annual We Grow Hawaiʻi Youth Garden Conference is around the corner, happening Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 8:30am to 1:00pm at the The Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership at ʻIolani School. The conference gives students a voice to share their school garden experiences and…

Read more...

Zero Waste Revolution Talk Story

February 07, 2018

 

This free, public event on February 8 at 6:00pm will inspire the community with the success story of Kaʻōhao School (formerly known as Lanikai School) which leads the country as a zero waste school, composting all its food waste, gardening, and more! Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation will present…

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Huge Turnout for Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Beach Cleanups

February 07, 2018

 

Our annual Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Beach Cleanup on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service was held on Monday, January 15. At James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, 500 volunteers cleaned 6,050 pounds of marine debris off the beach. At our second location at Kalama Beach Park, 250…

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3Rs School Recycling Program

February 07, 2018

 

KHF's 3Rs School Recycling Program continues to grow with support from C&C Refuse Department and Recycling Division who saw firsthand what a successful recycling program could be while touring ʻEwa Makai Middle School. Students there oversee a school-wide recycling program that they manage…

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