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Welcome Back to School

August 02, 2018

 

Hawaiʻi keiki begin returning to school this week and we wish all a great start to the school year! To inspire these keiki to be environmental stewards, Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation offers a variety of programs and grants to Hawai‘i schools:

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Support KHF while Taking Steps to Improve Your Health

August 02, 2018

Hawaiʻi Medical Service Association (HMSA) and Sharecare,who’ve brought the Blue Zones Projectto Hawaiʻi, have launched a social giving campaign to donate up to $500,000 to the following five charities in Hawaiʻi between now and November 2018: Helping Hands Hawaiʻi, Make-A-Wish Hawaiʻi,...

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Youth Summit

August 02, 2018

Hawaiʻi students are invited to join the first annual Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Youth Summit on August 25 and 26. This summit is open to students grades 6-12 who have an interest or passion in tackling plastic pollution. The Summit will take place over 2 days, including a beach cleanup, education,...

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Film Screening, Q&A with Marcus Eriksen

August 02, 2018

 

Dr. Marcus Eriksen will be in Honolulu to screen his film Junk Raft, about a raft made from 15,000 plastic bottles, which sailed 2,600 miles from Los Angeles to Hawaiʻi to find solutions to plastic pollution. The film screening and Q&A will be on Wednesday, August 29 from 7:30-9pm at the…

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3Rs School Recycling Program

August 02, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are so excited for the 2018-2019 school year! Our 3Rs Reduce, Reuse and Recycle presentations and resources have been updated to be more effective and engaging, and we continue to strengthen our partnerships with the Hawaii DOE, City & County of Honolulu Refuse…

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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

August 02, 2018

Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives are back for the 2018-2019 school year! Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives provide opportunities for schools, families & community members to drop off a variety of goods for reuse and recycling. They are held on Saturdays at Oʻahu schools from 9:00am-12:00pm throughout…

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Don’t Wait! Join the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation ʻĀINA In Schools Team Now!

August 02, 2018

Now is the time to sign up to join an ‘ĀINA In Schools Docent Team to lead or assist nutrition, garden, or compost lessons, or support a school by attending a fall Garden Party work day. ʻĀINA docents lead monthly hands-on, standards-based garden lessons for grades K, 1, 4, and 5, compost…

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ʻĀINA In Schools Professional Development Opportunities for Educators

August 02, 2018

Check out these upcoming opportunities for Farm to School Professional Development for Educators:

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Mahalo to Patagonia and the Surfjack Hotel!

August 02, 2018

 Earlier this summer, Patagonia celebrated the 25th anniversary of their Haleʻiwa store. KHF staff as well as friends from Mālama Loko Ea Foundation and North Shore Community Land Trust were there to share our work and provide activities for the keiki in attendance. Mahalo nui to Patagonia for…

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ʻAina Pono Farm to School Showcase at the Capitol

August 02, 2018

Earlier this month, farmers, legislators, non-profits and other partners gathered at the Capitol for the ʻAina Pono Farm to School Showcase. The event featured Hawaiʻi grown and raised produce and protein and the results of market research featured pathways for getting that produce into…

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First Hawaiian Bank Community Care Days Serve ʻĀINA Schools!

August 02, 2018

School gardens need many hands to thrive and the ʻĀINA In Schools program is continuing to make connections with local partners and friends to help our gardens grow. This summer, with enormous support from First Hawaiian Bank’s Community Care service program, ʻĀINA schools Waikīkī Elementary…

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BYO Reusable Bags!

August 02, 2018

Have you noticed the new 15 cent fee on each checkout bag at the grocery store? This new law strengthens Oʻahu’s existing plastic bag ban and is encouragement for us all to remember to bring our reusable shopping bags, which is better for the environment and now better for your pocket! For…

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