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ʻĀINA In Schools … Growing at Home!

September 02, 2020

We have been busy creating ʻĀINA Videos which complement the ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum and are excited for you to see them! While the videos arenʻt quite ready yet, stay tuned they will be soon!  
Although this school year will be different, the ʻĀINA staff is still here to support our…

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ʻAikahi Elementary Creates Outdoor Learning Spaces

September 02, 2020

ʻĀINA School ʻAikahi Elementary with the cooperation of parents, and outside organizations created three beautiful outdoor learning areas for their students. Principal Fraser looks forward to ʻĀINA Lessons taking place in this outdoor learning space. With the help of a school parent who is an…

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COVID-Friendly Outdoor Classroom Infrastructure and Design Webinar

September 02, 2020


This webinar hosted by the School Garden Support Organization Network takes place on Wednesday, September 2, 8:00am-9:15am and addresses how schools everywhere are reimagining their campus spaces in order to reopen safely and equitably. Repurposing outdoor spaces is a cost-effective way to…

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Kōkua Learning Farm Update

September 02, 2020

Over the last month we have seen an exciting new influx of new visitors to our Kōkua Learning Farm māla!  These garden friends are a wide variety of invertebrates of many shapes, sizes, and colors. Their presence indicates that our farm is becoming part of the local ecology! Some of these…

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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives & 3R’s School Recycling

September 02, 2020

Many have asked if our school recycling drives are cancelled for this school year. Well, good news! Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives have approval from the City & County of Honolulu to continue operating. In fact, we had our first Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drive of the school year on August 22nd at…

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International Coastal Cleanup Month

September 02, 2020

Every September, Plastic Free Hawai’i organizes large community beach cleanups on Oʻahu for International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICCD). ICCD has expanded and is now International Coastal Cleanup Month!  Although beaches and parks may be temporarily closed on Oʻahu, you can participate in…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Supports Teachers!

September 02, 2020

Plastic Free Hawaiʻi donated 50 “Love Letters to the Sea” Teacher Kits for this year's socially distanced Creative Reuse Open House for Educators at Art Explorium. Art Explorium “Gearing Up for the New School Year”. Despite the pending Hurricane Douglas, 39 teachers made it to the event, which…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Staff and Local Teachers Visit Ocean Voyage Instituteʻs S/V KWA

September 02, 2020

Welcome back Ocean Voyages Institute! Plastic Free Hawaiʻi staff, along with 7 elementary and intermediate school teachers, greeted the S/V KWAI crew after their 35 days at sea and took a look at the 67 tons of derelict fishing gear collected. The nets, consisting of different types of plastic…

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Donate to KHF through Foodland’s Give Aloha Program

September 02, 2020

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is participating in Give Aloha, Foodland's Annual Community Matching Gifts Program! From September 1-30 donations to Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation will be accepted at checkout at all Foodland, Sack N Save, and Foodland Farms stores statewide. In order to make a donation,...

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Hawaiʻi Youth Sustainability Challenge Students Present at Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference

September 02, 2020

Listen to innovative teens from three schools share their Hawaiʻi Youth Sustainability Challenge (HYSC) solutions at the Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference (HCC) on Wednesday, September 2 at 4:30pm. Featured projects during this free online streamed session will include “Intelliponics” by Hawaii…

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The 6th Annual SeedMoney Challenge

September 02, 2020

Check out the 6th Annual SeedMoney Challenge, a unique funding opportunity for public food gardens that combines crowdfunding with challenge grants. Since launching the Challenge in 2015, 1,350 garden projects raised $1.1 million for their annual operations and special projects. For many of…

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