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Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2021

KHF Staff at the Kōkua Learning Farm

Happy Earth Day! Today, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Staff are on the Kōkua Learning Farm, getting our hands in the soil with community partners and sharing Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Mural Entries in the Kōkua General Store. We hope you have time today to…

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Join the Team!  Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation COO Job Announcement

April 22, 2021

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is seeking a full time Chief Operating Officer (COO) to join our expanding leadership team. This new position will oversee administrative and operational systems; financial management; social enterprise strategy and planning; and human resources in order to co-lead KHF as…

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Kōkua Festival Live From Home One Year Birthday!

April 22, 2021

It’s been one year since KHF co-founder Jack Johnson hosted Kōkua Festival - Live From Home 2020. Watch artist recap videos from last yearʻs festival here! Today, Jack and Paula played their new song “If Ever” on the Kōkua Learning Farm in honor of Earth Day and Kōkua Festival’s one year…

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New Electric Tractor on the Kōkua Learning Farm

April 22, 2021

We are so excited to share with you that the Solectrac Compact Electric Tractor arrived last week on the Kōkua Learning Farm! The Compact Electric Tractor will be charged off of solar and used on KHFʻs seven-acre farm. The farm, in its early stages, will be a gathering place for students and…

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KHF Joins the Hawai’i Bike Challenge, Join Us!

April 22, 2021

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is registered to participate in the Hawaiʻi Bike Challenge! This is a fun and friendly bike challenge for Hawaiʻi residents, running May 1-31, 2021. Individuals and social teams of up to 10 people will see who can earn the most points by riding and spreading the bike…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Mural Art Show Join Us & Vote for Your Favorite!

April 21, 2021

Students from across Hawaiʻi have entered the 2021 Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Mural Contest! This year, the theme was UNITY. Students and school groups incorporated marine debris, plastic bottle caps, and any other plastic items collected from cleanups or recycling drives to create inspiring…

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ʻĀINA Spring Offerings

April 09, 2021

Curious how to involve ʻĀINA Curriculum into your classroom or home this Spring? Check out some of the following ideas on different ways to safely connect and bring ʻĀINA In Schools home or into the classroom with you: 

ʻĀINA Videos

Check out the ʻĀINA In Schools Video Series to learn more…

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ʻĀINA Garden Kits

April 09, 2021

Over 23 teachers from 17 Oʻahu schools celebrated Earth Month with ʻĀINA Garden Kits! A total of 197 ʻĀINA Garden Kits were distributed this year from the ʻĀINA Farm Stand. Teachers chose between the Butterfly Garden, Good Buddy Garden, Hawaiian Garden, and Three Sisters Garden Kits. These…

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ʻĀINA Schools Updates

April 09, 2021

Throughout the everchanging 2020-21 school year, teachers and volunteers at ʻĀINA Schools have been utilizing digital adaptations to keep ʻĀINA lessons going for students. Check out how some of these amazing ʻĀINA advocates have been bringing ʻĀINA lessons to their students: 


Haleʻiwa &...

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We Grow Hawaiʻi: a Youth Food Summit

April 09, 2021

The Hawaiʻi Youth Food Council (HYFC) presents We Grow Hawaiʻi: a Youth Food Summit Saturdays April 10th, 17th and 24th from 9:00am-3:30pm!


This free, youth-led, virtual conference will inspire youth involvement in self-sustaining food systems. The conference will feature guest speakers…

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Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Coopʻs ʻUlu Recipe Contest!

April 09, 2021

Join the Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Coop’s Spring 2021 ʻUlu Recipe Contest by submitting your favorite ʻulu recipe to help increase public knowledge of this regenerative, carbon sequestering Hawaiian staple! Check out their full contest guidelines here. Deadline to enter is April 15th! If you need some…

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Webinar: Local Starches from Roots

April 09, 2021

Join this webinar hosted in partnership with the Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Cooperative and the We Grow Hawaiʻi Youth Food Summit on Saturday, April 17 from 10:00am-12:00pm featuring youth chefs cooking with kalo, ʻuala, and cassava as they share stories and planting tips. Click here for more information…

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ʻUlu Poke Recipe

April 09, 2021

This ʻUlu poke recipe was shared with us from KHF's ʻĀINA Educational Specialist Dr. Summer Maunakea. Check out more ono ʻulu recipes from our ʻOno ʻUlu Recipes from ʻĀINA Chefs & Staff here!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups ʻulu, steamed and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or…
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Happy Earth Month!

April 01, 2021

For over 50 years, the month of April has been dedicated to celebrating our beautiful Earth! At Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, our mission is to provide students and community members with experiences that will enhance their appreciation for and understanding of their environment so they will be…

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PFH School Mural Contest: Vote for your favorite entries!

April 01, 2021

Students from across Hawaiʻi have entered the 2021 Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Mural Contest! This year, students and school groups grades K-12 incorporated marine debris, plastic bottle caps, or any other single-use plastic items collected from cleanups or recycling drives and created murals…

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Kōkua Learning Farm Update

April 01, 2021

We are so grateful that the Kōkua Learning Farm avoided damage during the heavy rains in Haleʻiwa throughout the past month.  Huge mahalo to the small groups of community volunteers, Patagonia Haleʻiwa, Honolulu and Japan employees, and high school students from Kahuku High School, Waialua…

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Plant a Seed Day

April 01, 2021

Over 100 teachers from 46 Oʻahu schools celebrated Plant A Seed Day with ʻĀINA Garden Kits! ʻĀINA Garden Kits were distributed at the ʻĀINA Farm Stand at our Haleʻiwa home and at Bishop Museum's Science & Sustainability Festival. Teachers who picked up their kits at the ʻĀINA Farm Stand also…

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Featured ʻĀINA School

April 01, 2021

This spring Waialua Elementary kindergarten teachers rebuilt their garden beds and have planted the ʻĀINA Butterfly Garden with their students. Waialua Kindergarten teacher shares: 

“School gardens provide students with a real-time look at how plants are grown.  It also helps children…

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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

April 01, 2021

March was another great month for recycling drives. Mahalo to our host schools Ewa Makai Middle and Kalihi Waena Elementary School. Together, the schools collected over 10,000 lbs of electronics, scrap metal, cans and bottles, furniture, tools, and cooking oil for recycling and reuse. The…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Partners with CountercurrentArt at the Bishop Museum!

April 01, 2021

Art, community and education were in the air at the 2021 Bishop Museum Science and Sustainability Festival! Plastic Free Hawaiʻi partnered with Ethan Estess of CountercurrentArt providing participants with reusable canvas bags printed off of stencils made from plastic pollution found on the…

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The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act Addresses Environmental Concerns

April 01, 2021


Did you know that only 9% of all plastics ever created has been recycled and that the United States generates more plastic waste than any country in the world? Yowza! The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act is an opportunity for Congress to take real action and address the plastic pollution…

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Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Coopʻs ʻUlu Recipe Contest!

April 01, 2021

Join the Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Coopʻs Spring 2021 'Ulu Recipe Contest by submitting your favorite ʻulu recipe to help increase public knowledge of this regenerative, carbon sequestering Hawaiian staple! Check out their full contest guidelines on their website here. Deadline to enter is April 15th! If…

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