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Happy Halloween

October 31, 2020
Happy Halloween! While dressing up and decorating the house is fun, there is nothing spookier than creating a lot of unnecessary waste. Green your Halloween this year with healthy treats and homemade or reused costumes. Here are some fun, eco-conscious…
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ʻĀINA Cooking for Change

October 31, 2020
October was Farm to School Month and to celebrate we brought ʻĀINA Chefs into families’ homes during the ʻĀINA Cooking For Change virtual family cooking series. Every Sunday throughout October, a different local chef and their family shared a recipe from…
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ʻĀINA School Highlight: Keolu Elementary

October 31, 2020
When things get difficult, imagination and resilience provide a path forward. For this month’s ʻĀINA School Highlight we are celebrating the exceptional gardening work of Lynn, an Educational Assistant at Keolu Elementary School. Worried about students…
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Our New Videos Bring ʻĀINA Home

October 31, 2020

 

While docents and ʻĀINA In Schools staff cannot come into schools to teach ʻĀINA Garden, Nutrition, and Compost Lessons in person, the lessons can still come to you! Check out the ʻĀINA In Schools Video Series to learn more…
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KHF Co-Founders Jack and Kim Johnson Receive the Paʻakai Award

October 31, 2020
Nā Kama Kai is a Waiʻanae-based non profit with a mission to empower children by connecting our keiki to the kai and ʻāina to nurture a deeper sense of aloha and kuleana for the natural environment and themselves. Every year they award exceptional individuals who…
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Kōkua Learning Farm Update

October 31, 2020
With a few heavy rains through the last few weeks leaving our soil too wet to work for a few days, our time on the farm has been full of reflection and weeding. Although current circumstances are preventing us from gathering large groups of our community…
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Simplify the Holidays Pop-Up at ‘ĀINA Farm Stand

October 31, 2020

This December, KHF will be hosting two weekends of Simplify the Holidays Pop-Ups at the ‘ĀINA Farm Stand in Haleʻiwa! We are inviting the community to come down to the Simplify the Holidays Pop-Up to learn about all the different projects and new programs…

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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

October 31, 2020

 

October Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives have been a great success! Mahalo to our first time host Kīpapa Elementary School and second time host, Salt Lake Elementary School. With nearly 30 adult volunteers total from their school communities, they handled the busy drives with great enthusiasm…

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Art Explorium’s Creative Reuse Open House for Educators

October 31, 2020

After 8 successful years in their Kaimukī studio, Art Explorium will be closing their physical space in early 2021. Please note that while their space is closed, Art Explorium itself is definitely NOT closed. Art Explorium will continue to work on the most effective and safe ways to continue…

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Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Challenge Application Deadline Extended to November 4th

October 31, 2020

Application deadline for the Hawaiʻi Youth Sustainability Challenge (HYSC) has been extended to November 4th! HYSC is a program of Kupu and Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation that empowers Hawaiʻi youth to create solutions to sustainability challenges. As a lead up to the HYSC deadline, HYSC partner…

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Tree Giveaways for Arbor Day Hawaiʻi

October 31, 2020

What are you waiting for….plant a tree! As trees grow, they help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. Trees provide many benefits to us, every day. They offer cooling shade, block cold winter…

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Algalita Launches Wayfinder Society & ‘Stay Stoked Award’

October 31, 2020

Check out Wayfinder Society, a new online platform designed for young change-makers! As a Wayfinder, you’ll gain the knowledge, experience, and expertise to create a future where plastic pollution is unthinkable. Algalita has also announced the Stay Stoked Award, an award created to make sure…

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October is National Farm to School Month

October 01, 2020

It’s the 10th anniversary of National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the importance of Farm to School programs like ʻĀINA In Schools! Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation will be joining families, students, educators, chefs and food producers around the state and nation to celebrate! Throughout…

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World Premiere of our New ʻĀINA VIDEOS!

October 01, 2020


We have been busy creating ʻĀINA Videos that complement the ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum and are excited for you to see them! ʻĀINA Videos were shot on location at the Kōkua Learning Farm, Keiki and Plow, Nursery Garden, and Sunset Beach Elementary School and feature ʻĀINA In Schools staff…

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Applications Now Open for the Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge!

October 01, 2020

Now in its fifth year, the Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge (HYSC), a program of Kupu and Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation, is an initiative to empower youth from across the State of Hawai‘i to create solutions to conservation and sustainability challenges in their schools and communities.  For…

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Haleiwa Updates - Kōkua Learning Farm Featured on Farm Aid,  Kokua Community Center Beehive Discover

October 01, 2020


Kokua Hawai’i Foundation co-founders Kim and Jack Johnson kicked off Farm Aid 2020 from the Kōkua Learning Farm. Jack played a few songs amongst the kalo with Mt. Kaʻala in the background and shared the vision for the Kōkua Learning Farm with viewers. If you missed it, the entire show is…

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ʻĀINA In Schools Support for Distance Learning

October 01, 2020

Although this school year is a little different, the ʻĀINA staff is still here to support our ʻĀINA Schools in a variety of ways. Via our ʻĀINA resources, supplies and support survey our ʻĀINA School’s teachers have let us know how we can best support them this school year. 

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3R’s School Recycling & Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

October 01, 2020


Kokua Hawai’i Foundation’s 3Rs School Recycling Program Coordinator is available for virtual educational presentations on waste reduction and the 3Rs, at your school. Don’t forget that there are still some amazing projects and activities you can do at home to keep learning and ACTING on the…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Takes Action with the Girl Scouts

October 01, 2020

From green to gold, leaders are born! This year, the Girl Scouts of America Hawaiʻi Chapter held their annual Bronze, Silver & Gold Take Action Summit virtually and Plastic Free Hawaiʻi was there! PFH participated in a “Round Robin” style webinar, meeting with scouts, parents and adults in…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Youth Advocate

October 01, 2020

Dyson Chee, local-boy-makes-change, is one of many young voices making a difference in Hawaiʻi and the world today! Currently a student at Kapiolani Community College, Dyson has a full schedule - whether he is challenging young students to give up single-use plastic straws for a week, presenting…

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The 2020 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit is Going Virtual!

October 01, 2020

Register for the upcoming 2020 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, held on December 4-5th, 2020. The YOCS provides youth participants of all ages (upper elementary-college) the opportunity to learn from marine scientists and conservationists about current threats facing marine ecosystems, both…

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The Every Kid Outdoors Program for Fourth Graders!

October 01, 2020

The Every Kid Outdoors Program provides free access to federal lands and waters for approximately 4 million fourth grade students and their families! The Forest Service is also expanding partnerships with military families through Every Kid Outdoors. As part of this program, Forest Service…

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CDC Learning Garden Update

October 01, 2020

The CDC has recently announced COVID-related safety guidance for Outdoor Learning and Community Gardens. While scientific investigation on the specific details of this virus continues, the considerations described in this document provide clarity and tangible recommendations for ways to…

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THE CHOMP!

October 01, 2020

Calling all students, teachers, families, chefs, farmers, and everyone who eats across Hawaiʻi to join us in THE CHOMP!

Share photos of you, your family, class, or co-workers chomping down on fresh, local, close to the source foods while at home! Virtual group photos are welcomed! Upload…

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ʻĀINA Chefs are Cooking for Change!

October 01, 2020

Kokua Hawaii Foundation is excited to partner with some of our favorite ʻĀINA Chefs to present ʻĀINA Cooking for Change, a series of virtual family cooking demos every Sunday in October at 1:00pm HST. The series will be hosted by Chef Ed Kenney, KHF Board Member and local food champion, and will…

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ʻĀINA In Schools Support for Distance Learning

October 01, 2020

Although this school year is a little different, the ʻĀINA staff is still here to support our ʻĀINA Schools in a variety of ways. Via our ʻĀINA resources, supplies and support survey our ʻĀINA School’s teachers have let us know how we can best support them this school year.
Here are some ways…

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