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Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Celebrates our Volunteers and Supporters

June 06, 2017

Photos by: Ryan T. Foley

The Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation board and staff celebrated the hundreds of volunteers who support our programs with a fun filled day at Kualoa Ranch and a delicious locally sourced meal prepared by KHF Board Member and local Chef Ed Kenney and ʻĀINA Chef Dave Caldiero. ...

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Annual ʻĀINA In Schools Newsletter

June 06, 2017

Annual ʻĀINA In Schools Newsletter

 

The annual ʻĀINA In Schools Newsletter is hot off the press! Check out the 2016-17 ʻĀINA school highlights and two tasty recipes our fourth graders use to cook up their ʻuala harvests! Click here to read it today!

 

 

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Join the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Volunteer Team

June 06, 2017


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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ʻĀINA In Schools End of Year Garden Parties

June 06, 2017


 

ʻĀINA In Schools volunteers, teachers, and students came together for ʻĀINA In Schools End of the Year Garden Parties to close out another fruitful year. Garden Party projects included harvesting remaining veggies and herbs from garden beds, weeding, amending the garden soil, planting…

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3R’s School Recycling

June 06, 2017

 

Though the 2016-2017 school year is coming to a close, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is already gearing up for next school year with plans to assist more schools in creating in-classroom recycling programs. 1,000 new recycling bins have been ordered, new recycling curriculum and resources have…

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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

June 06, 2017


 

We are now seeking schools to host Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives for the 2017-2018 school year! The drives happen twice a month on Saturdays at Oʻahu schools, and proceeds from select recycled materials go to support the host schools, making this both a fundraiser and a great opportunity…

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Mahalo to Foodland!

June 06, 2017

 

 

 

Foodland Hawaiʻi partnered with Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation on the “Kōkua Hawaiʻi, Go Reusable” campaign by giving customers the option of donating their 5 cent bag credits to the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation. A total of 23,680 bag credits were donated during the month of April and…

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Close the Plastic Bag Ban Loophole on Oʻahu!

June 06, 2017


 

On Wednesday, June 7, the Oʻahu County Council has a hearing on Bill 59 to regulate plastic and paper checkout bags. Bill 59 aims to add a $0.10 fee on all paper & plastic checkout bags, but it now includes problematic loopholes and would not lead to an eventual ban on plastic bags. So,...

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Victory!! Maui becomes first County in Hawaiʻi to Ban Polystyrene Foam

June 06, 2017

 

On May 18, Maui’s County Council voted unanimously in support of a polystyrene foam ban! After several years of effort to ban polystyrene foam (a.k.a “Styrofoam”) food containers at the county and state levels in Hawaiʻi, this is the first victory! Hawaiʻi County (Big Island), Kauaʻi and…

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Holy Family Catholic Academy Cafeteria Going Plastic-Free!

June 06, 2017

 

A teacher at Holy Family Catholic Academy (HFCA) in Honolulu successfully got her school cafeteria to switch from polystyrene foam (“Styrofoam”) and plastic to 100% compostable products. Samantha Skach teaches middle school social studies at HFCA, and convinced administration and cafeteria…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi at the Punahou Sustainability Fair

June 06, 2017


The Punahou Sustainability Fair was on May 19th. Organized by students, this successful fair offered dozens of educational and interactive booths, including games, prizes, reused art activities, and more. Plastic Free Hawaiʻi gave away over 100 stainless steel straws to students and offered The…

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“The Smog of the Sea” Film Screening on Oʻahu’s North Shore

June 06, 2017


On Saturday, June 10th from 7-9pm, Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea is hosting a screening of “The Smog of the Sea” at the Sunset Beach Recreation Center on the North Shore of Oʻahu. Smog of the Sea is a short documentary featuring our founder Jack Johnson. This film dispels the myth of the “garbage…

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Honolulu Beach Cleanup with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaiʻi

June 06, 2017


Sustainable Coastlines Hawaiʻi is hosting a beach cleanup on June 10th in Honolulu. Volunteers can meet at Magic Island and will help to clean the Ala Wai, the Harbor and Magic Island. Volunteer check-in is at 8:00am, and the Cleanup is from 8:30am-11:00am, with music and food from 11am-1pm….

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Registration Open for Creative Reuse Open House for Educators

June 06, 2017

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All educators are invited to attend the 2017 Creative…

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