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Mahalo to our Volunteers & Partners!

June 03, 2018

The Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation board and staff celebrated the hundreds of volunteers who support our programs this school year with a fun filled day at Waimea Valley and a delicious meal prepared by Ke Nui Kitchen. Volunteers, Partners, and their families enjoyed an afternoon of activities…

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9th National Farm To Cafeteria Conference

June 03, 2018

This past April, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation team members visited Cincinnati, Ohio to attend the bi-annual Farm to Cafeteria Conference. This three day, interactive event included voices from across the health and agriculture landscape, from farmers, to educators, to cafeteria staff, and policy…

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Annual ʻĀINA In Schools Newsletter

June 03, 2018

 

The annual ʻĀINA In Schools Newsletter is hot off the press! Check out the 2017-18 ʻĀINA school highlights….! Click here to read it today!

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Farm to School Professional Development Opportunities for Educators

June 03, 2018

Check out these upcoming opportunities for Farm to School Professional Development for Educators:

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Join the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Volunteer Team

June 03, 2018

Thinking about volunteering with Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation? Now is the time to reach out so we can find the best fit for you! Volunteer opportunities include community outreach with Plastic Free Hawaiʻi, joining an ‘ĀINA In Schools Docent Team to lead or assist with delivering nutrition,...

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3Rs School Recycling Program

June 03, 2018

What a wonderful year of 3Rs presentations, waste audits, and Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives (AARDs)! We are enormously grateful for all of our partner schools and our 8 dedicated recycling partners: Goodwill Hawaiʻi, T&N Computer Recycling, Interstate Batteries, RRR, Pacific Biodiesel, Hawaiian…

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Beat Plastic Pollution on World Environment Day

June 03, 2018

As a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Environment, Jack will join people around the globe to Beat Plastic Pollution on World Environment Day. Whether you are a citizen, a school, a government, or a business, everyone can take action by coming together on June 5th to tackle plastic pollution. Check…

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Celebrate World Oceans Day & Join March for the Ocean

June 03, 2018

World Oceans Day is June 8th! How will you celebrate? Jack will be joining the Planet or Plastic? National Geographic team for a special Facebook Livestream so stay tuned on social media for details! The focus for the 2018 World Oceans Day is on preventing plastic pollution and encouraging…

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Featured Youth Activist: Shannon Murphy, Kaiser High School

June 03, 2018

Many passionate, young environmentalists in Hawaiʻi are dedicating their time and energy to issues around plastic. Shannon Murphy is a senior at Kaiser High School and President of the Wipeout Crew, a club that has cleaned over 10,000 pounds of marine debris from local beaches in the past four…

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Maryknoll School Cleans Makapuʻu Beach

June 03, 2018

Maryknoll School’s 3rd graders cleaned 200 pounds of trash and marine debris from Makapuʻu Beach on May 4. From bottles and cans left behind by beachgoers to microplastics, foam, and fishing gear that have washed ashore, the students, parents and teachers helped to clean this beach as part of…

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Kualoa Beach Cleanup with Blue Zones Project

June 03, 2018

 

Mahalo to volunteers who helped clean Kualoa Beach Park on May 5! Despite some on and off rain, 20 volunteers came to clean over 200 pounds of mostly microplastics off the beach. Thank you to Blue Zones Project for partnering with us on this cleanup and to Kahuku Farms for donating local…

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Kahumana Organic Farms Summer Camp: Cultivating Leadership

June 03, 2018

 

Kahumana Organic Farms is hosting an immersive “Cultivating Leadership” summer camp for students aged 11-16. The goal of the retreat is for students to feel the connection between a healthy mind, body, community and environment through the lens of agriculture. At the end of the week,...

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Keiki Summer Art Camps

June 03, 2018

Art Explorium is having their first-ever summer camp program! Two week-long camps will be offered: Art Around Your World, June 11- 15, 2018, from 9:00am-1:00pm and Art Across Time, June 25- June 29, from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Both camps will be taught by art instructors from University Laboratory…

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Art Explorium’s Creative Reuse Open House for Educators

June 03, 2018

The Art Explorium’s Creative Reuse Open House for Educators is coming up on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 9am to 1pm in Kaimukī! Try out creative reuse projects, pick up complimentary classroom supplies, and get resources from Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and…

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7th Annual Environmental Education Symposium

June 03, 2018

 

With support of Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, the Hawaiʻi Environmental Education Alliance (HEEA) will be hosting the 7th annual Environmental Education Symposium on Monday, July 23 at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center. The event brings together formal and nonformal educators, environmental…

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