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Back to School

August 04, 2020

Schools, educators and parents face uncertainty and challenges during this Back to School season. The HIDOE Board of Education pushed back the start of public schools to August 17th to allow educators more time to prepare. While some schools are implementing full distance learning, some are…

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Vote 4 Aloha

August 04, 2020

Mahalo to Kanu Hawai’i for creating the VOTE 4 ALOHA campaign, an effort to increase voter participation in Hawai’i in both the 2020 Primary and General Elections held this fall. As engaged community members, we know you can effectively use the power of your voice to engage your friends, family,...

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Solectrac for Kōkua Learning Farm

August 04, 2020

Speaking of voting, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation has been nominated to receive an electric tractor from Solectrac as part of their StartEngine campaign. Solectrac Electric Tractors can be charged by renewable energy, like wind and solar, and provide all the power of a comparable diesel tractor but…

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Haleʻiwa Update

August 04, 2020

Some of our first crops have started coming to harvest!  Many mahalos to all of those who helped to plant a cover crop back in March, these actions have protected our soil and brought pollinators back to this previously bare patch of earth!  An additional note of gratitude is due to our three…

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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

August 04, 2020

Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives (AARD) are back for the 2020-2021 school year! AARDs are coordinated by KHF as part of the 3R's School Recycling Program and are made possible through sponsorship from Schnitzer Steel Industries and support from other local recycling partners including Pacific…

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3R’s School Recycling

August 04, 2020

We are happy to report that the HI DOE has confirmed that Oʻahu schools, who have had campus recycling pickup and hauling since 2018, will continue to receive weekly recycling pickup this school year. 3Rs School Recycling Program will continue uninterrupted for schools, teachers and students who…

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ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Training for Educators

August 04, 2020

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

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ʻĀINA Educational Videos Coming Soon!

August 04, 2020

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation staff are hard at work filming ʻĀINA Videos to compliment the ʻĀINA Garden, Compost, and Nutrition Curriculum. These short videos filmed at a variety of locations and feature keiki from all over Oʻahu include How to Plant and Harvest your ʻĀINA Garden, How to Set up…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Celebrated Plastic Free July 2020!

August 04, 2020


Plastic Free July is a global movement that has inspired over 250 million participants in 177 countries to be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Plastic Free Hawaiʻi kicked off the Plastic Free July Campaign with a…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Visits the Hawaiʻi Nature Center in Makiki Valley

August 04, 2020


Plastic Free Hawaiʻi had a successful socially distanced presentation at the beautiful Hawaiʻi Nature Center in Makiki Valley! Plastic Free Hawaiʻi happily taught small alternating groups of keiki how to minimize single-use plastic, be resin code detectives, make a plastic free commitment…

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