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In Solidarity

July 02, 2020

Each summer we take the time to reflect and report out on our programs and share how we continue to pursue our mission to support environmental education in Hawaiʻi schools and communities. 2020 has brought many unexpected challenges and simultaneously has exposed deep rooted systemic issues…

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2019-20 Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Year End Report

July 02, 2020

Despite the interruption in programming, during the 2019-2020 school year Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation was able to reach thousands of children and community members through our programs. Check out our 2019-20 Year End Report for all the details.  

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Haleiʻwa Property Update

July 02, 2020

Since acquiring 8 acres in the heart of Haleʻiwa last fall, we’ve been busy working towards establishing mission driven agricultural, educational, and retail activities which benefit the community, promote local food, waste reduction, and environmental stewardship. 

Mahalo to all of our…

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Plastic Free July

July 02, 2020

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be a part of the plastic pollution solution! For Plastic Free July, Plastic Free Hawaiʻi will be sharing tips and resources that dig into the issues around plastic pollution and empower individuals to be a part of the…

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Got Sunscreen?

July 02, 2020

LEFT: Sunscreen Education Station at Makena State Park by Maui Huliau Foundation for the Hawaii Youth Conservation Challenge
RIGHT: Infographic: Sunscreen Chemicals and Marine Life (Courtesy of NOAA)


Summer, the season of steadiness (kauwela) is here, and that means it's time to go to the…

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3R’s School Recycling Program

July 02, 2020

To honor Plastic Free July, we want to focus on the first, and most important, “R” of the 3R’s: REDUCE. Reducing is even more important than Reusing or Recycling, because it’s what helps us avoid making any waste at all. You don’t have to manage and process waste that you never created in the…

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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

July 02, 2020

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation continues to prepare for a full schedule of Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives in the 2020-2021 school year, including new safety and distancing measures to ensure the health of our recycling partners, host schools, volunteers, and attendees. We have 3 remaining spots…

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ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Training for Educators

July 02, 2020

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation and the Windward Academy for Career and Technical Education (CTE) will be offering two year-long ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Trainings for Educators. K-12 DOE teachers on Oʻahu are eligible to participate in two PDE3 credit professional development courses on…

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Fun Summer At-Home Gardening Activities

July 02, 2020

Check out these fun, summer time, at-home activities from ʻĀINA In Schools and our partners:

  • As the weather gets warmer the plants and animals that thrive change as well. View this Nature Scavenger Hunt from Big Green at Home which encourages children of all ages to discover the…

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Summer Family Fun

July 02, 2020

 

As many of our partner organizations have begun to reopen with safety measures in place, we encourage you to plan a fun and educational family visit to these places of exploration and learning.

  • Bishop Museum features outdoor programming with the theme of “Nā Mea Ola,” or “Health…

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