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Happy New Year and Mahalo for Your Support!

January 17, 2020

Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou! We hope your year is off to a great start! On December 17, 2019, Bill 40 was signed into law, banning most disposable plastics on Oahu by 2022. Your voice matters and we thank you for all your support with getting Bill 40 across the finish line! Did you make any green…

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January 20 Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Beach Cleanups

January 17, 2020

 

Join us at one of two Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Beach Cleanups on Monday, January 20th from 9:00am to 11:00am at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge at Kahuku AND Kalama Beach Park in Kailua. Check in starts at 8:30am. Wear a hat and reef-safe sunscreen, bring your reusable water bottle,...

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Mural Contest

January 17, 2020

Our annual Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Mural Contest is under way and our first submission by Kalāheo Elementary School has been entered! There is still time to brainstorm, plan, sketch, collect and design materials needed to complete your PFH Mural before the February 21st deadline! The grand…

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Semester at Sea Field Day on Oʻahu

January 17, 2020

On January 12 we worked with 75 students from the Semester at Sea program and Sustainable Coastlines Hawaiʻi to dive deeper into how we stop pollution at the source. The students and staff were joined by Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation co-founders Kim & Jack Johnson and saw the issue first hand as we…

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Catch the Plastic Free Wave!

January 17, 2020

Collaboration was in the air this December as Plastic Free Hawaiʻi partnered with Bureo, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaiʻi, Countercurrent Art, Turtle Bay Foundation, Hydroflask, and WSL PURE on the Plastic Free Wave to raise awareness and inspire solutions to plastic pollution! The collaboration…

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PFH Upcoming Events:

January 17, 2020

Join us as we continue to make a difference and be a part of the Plastic Free Hawaiʻi solution!

  • Ongoing: Visit us at our new Haleʻiwa Pop-Up Shop located at 66-249 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712 Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:00am to 2:00pm! 

  • Sunday, January 26th…

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Happy New Year and Mahalo for Your Support!

January 07, 2020

Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou! We hope your year is off to a great start! Did you make any green resolutions to create a healthier environment in 2020? If so, share them on Instagram, tagging @kokuahawaiifoundation.

We thank our many members, volunteers, and friends who continue to support Kōkua…

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Successful First Community Work Day at KHF Haleʻiwa Property!

January 07, 2020

Mahalo to the volunteers from all over Oʻahu who joined us at our first Community Workday in Haleʻiwa. Teams helped to clear debris, pull weeds, and remove a few invasive trees. Families worked together to propagate the indigenous ʻilieʻe (Plumbago zeylanica) a low sprawling shrub, and ʻaeʻae…

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ʻĀINA In Schools Spring Docent Training Dates

January 07, 2020

Mahalo to our parent and community volunteers who teach the ʻĀINA Garden, Compost, and Nutrition lessons. We look forward to a spring semester of bountiful gardens and close to the source snacks!

You can volunteer with Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation and join an ‘ĀINA In Schools Docent Team. No…

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ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Training for Educators: Register Now

January 07, 2020

Hawaiʻi-based educators are invited to participate in Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation’s curriculum trainings created especially for teachers who want to use ʻĀINA In Schools lessons with their students! The ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Training for Educators includes hands-on nutrition, garden, and…

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January 20 Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Beach Cleanup

January 07, 2020


Come make a difference at our next Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Beach Cleanup on Monday, January 20th from 9:00am to 11:00am at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge at Kahuku. Check in starts at 8:30am. Wear a hat and reef-safe sunscreen, bring your reusable water bottle,...

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Mural Contest

January 07, 2020


Our annual Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Mural Contest is under way and our first submission by Kalāheo Elementary School has been entered! There is still time to brainstorm, plan, sketch, collect and design materials needed to complete your PFH Mural before the February 21st deadline!...

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Catch the Plastic Free Wave!

January 07, 2020


Collaboration was in the air this December as Plastic Free Hawaiʻi partnered with BureoSustainable Coastlines HawaiʻiCountercurrent ArtTurtle Bay FoundationHydroflask, and WSL PURE on the Plastic Free Wave to raise awareness and inspire solutions to plastic…

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3R’s School Recycling

January 07, 2020

Our 3R’s School Recycling ohana continues to grow. We are excited to assist 6 new schools in developing campus recycling and waste reduction projects. Mahalo to the following schools for encouraging your students’ passion for resource conservation: Ka Waihona o ka…

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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

January 07, 2020

In December, we held our last Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drive of 2019 at Kaiser High School. Kaiser did a great job hosting the event, bringing in more than 18 student and staff volunteers. All of the help was needed, as the AARD was very busy, recovering over 12,000…

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Simplify the Holidays

January 07, 2020


ʻĀINA Schools Haleʻiwa and Sunset Beach Elementary hosted Simplify the Holidays Family Nights with Master Food Preserver Terri Langley of Bliss Healthy Foods where families learned how to make their own Herbal Seasoned Salt. Families also got to enjoy a variety of Simplify the…

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We Grow Hawaiʻi Youth Garden Conference

January 07, 2020
 
The 5th Annual We Grow Hawaiʻi Youth Garden Conference is around the corner, happening Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Island Pacific Academy. The conference gives students a voice to share their school garden experiences and initiatives through…
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2019-20 Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Mid-Year Report

January 06, 2020

Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation supports environmental education in Hawai‘i’s schools and communities. Our mission is to provide students with experiences that will enhance their appreciation for and understanding of their environment so they will be lifelong stewards of the earth. During the…

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