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It’s Leg Session, Get Involved!

March 01, 2019

We are midway through the Legislative Session and it’s never too late to get involved. Being a civically engaged member of the community helps to strengthen our collective voice and can create real change on the ground. The legislators REALLY DO rely on citizens like you to guide legislative…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Reusable Cup Program

March 01, 2019

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation’s Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Program partnered with r.Cup to develop a reusable cup for use at large events. These cups made their debut at the Eagles & Jack Johnson show at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium in December 2018. As a result, we prevented over 22,600 single-use plastic…

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Congratulations Chef Ed Kenney!

March 01, 2019

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation board member and Honolulu Chef Ed Kenney is a 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalist in the Outstanding Restaurateur category. Chef Ed is the owner of TOWNMud Hen WaterKaimukī Superette, and Mahina & Sun's restaurants and this is his 5th…

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Community Composting Project

March 01, 2019

Our friends at Changing Tides Foundation have just launched the North Shore Community Compost Movement, the first of its kind on Oʻahu, that will help divert food waste from the landfill and create beautiful soil! It’s a weekly food scrap collection service for North Shore…
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Ag Day at the Capitol

March 01, 2019

Last Month, the ‘ĀINA in Schools team visited the Capitol to celebrate all things local food at the annual Ag Day at the Capitol. With stakeholders from various parts of the food ecosystem in Hawaiʻi, visitors from around Oahu and from within the state government had the chance to interact…

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Farm To School Field Trip:  Leileihua High and Sweet Land Farm

March 01, 2019

As part of the ʻĀINA in Schools PDE-3 course, teachers gain access to educational resources both in and outside of the classroom. Last month, teachers visited the Leilehua High School Agriculture Learning Center and Sweet Land Farm in Wahiawā. Tucked in the back of campus, the Leilehua Ag…

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University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu Sustainable Community Food Systems Program

March 01, 2019

For the last two years, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation has hosted four seniors completing their practicum in UH West Oʻahu’s Sustainable Community Food Systems Program. As part of their internships, they supported ʻĀINA In Schools educator and docent trainings, farm field trips, and…

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Register Now:  We Grow Hawaiʻi Youth Garden Conference

March 01, 2019

The annual We Grow Hawaiʻi Youth Garden Conference is slated for Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 8:00am to 12:30pm at Island Pacific Academy. The conference gives students a voice to share their school garden experiences and initiatives through individual or group project presentations,...

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3Rs School Recycling Program

March 01, 2019

February was a great month for schools making strides toward reducing their campus waste and rescuing more resources from school classrooms. Daniel K. Inouye 5th graders are ramping up their recycling and sorting through recycling bins every Friday in Recycling Club. Fern Elementary hosted KHF…

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Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel Sunset Sessions

March 01, 2019

The Queen Kapiʻiolani Hotel hosts its Sunset Sessions event every last Sunday of the month featuring live music, food and drinks. Visit Plastic Free Hawaiʻi at these events, where we promote the refusal of single-use plastics and offer our reusable merchandise for sale. Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel…

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Wanderlust 2019

March 01, 2019

Huge thanks to all the volunteers who came out on February 28 for a beach cleanup at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge at Kahuku to kickoff Wanderlust 2019. In partnership with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaiʻi, 100 attendees collected over 700 pounds of marine debris. You can also find our…

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Student Conference on Global Issues

March 01, 2019

The Global Issues Network Conference is a student-organized conference held at a different school each year. This year’s GIN conference is at Punahou School March 1-3 and will gather 150 youth to explore issues including food sustainability, plastic pollution, and more! This year’s…
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SymbioSEAS:Connecting Science, Education, Art, and Society through Coral Reefs

March 01, 2019

SymbioSEAS is a locally-based art exhibit that will be on display from March 1-30 at the ARTS at Marks Garage in Chinatown. SymbioSEAS represents a group of 40+ scientists and artists who have worked together over the past year to bring global awareness to the health & rehabilitation of our…

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Honolulu Biennial

March 01, 2019

The Honolulu Biennial is an international contemporary art exhibition that brings together artists from Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, Asia and the Americas, and will run from March 8 – May 5 covering 10 sites with over 90 community created Public Programs. The opening party is Friday, March 8…

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Keiki Rainbow Run

March 01, 2019

The Keiki Rainbow Run is a fun, healthy, and educational event featuring an un-timed 1.2-mile run for keiki and their families on Saturday, March 16 at Clarence Ching Field at UH Mānoa. Following the run, each keiki will receive a t-shirt and healthy snacks and can enjoy the…
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