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Simplify the Holidays

December 12, 2017

Want your holidays wrapped in more meaning — and less stuff? This year, you don’t have to rack up credit card debt or get swept up in the season’s commercialism. Instead, consider creating holidays that encourage more sharing, laughter, creativity, and personal renewal. With our Simplify the…

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Support Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation

December 12, 2017

Contributions from people like you make what we do possible!

Are you a Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation member? Your paid membership helps support KHF and environmental education in Hawaiʻi schools and communities. Become a member, renew, or check your KHF membership status today. Watch your inbox…

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Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge Grant Opportunity for Students

December 12, 2017

The Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge (HYSC) mini-grant program is back for its second year. Students and educators in grades six through twelve (6-12) at public, private and charter schools statewide can apply for funding to support innovative and grassroots environmental initiatives…

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2017-18 Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Mural Contest!

December 12, 2017

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation’s Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Mural Contest is now accepting submissions! Students and school groups (K-12) are eligible to participate. The grand prize winner will receive a water refill station for their school. Click here for entry form and contest details. Click…

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Oʻahu’s Foam Ban Deferred

December 12, 2017

Oʻahu’s foam ban (Bill 71) was deferred on November 15 despite 3 hours of public testimony, including foam free restaurants, state representatives, and residents from all over the island present to testify in strong support of the bill. With both Maui and Hawaiʻi counties having already passed…

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Beach Cleanup and Restoration at Kahuku Point

December 12, 2017

Mahalo to the volunteers who joined us for a beach cleanup and restoration of the coastal land at Kahuku Point. 30 volunteers cleaned 1,500 pounds of marine debris off the beach, removed 5,000 pounds of invasive plants, and planted 175 native plants. The North Shore Community Land Trust hosts…

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ʻĀINA Farm to School Field Trips for Educators

December 12, 2017

Last Saturday, 22 DOE teachers participating in the ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Training for Educators PDE3 course visited Waikīkī Elementary to tour the Waikīkī Food Farm, learn about sustainability initiatives, and cook a delicious, veggie-based meal. Guest speaker Dr. Debbie Millikan led…

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3Rs School Recycling

December 08, 2017

Recently the City Auditor released a report indicating that the City & County of Honolulu would save millions of dollars if they eliminated the curbside recycling program. Such a move would likely have a direct impact on the DOE's Oʻahu school recycling program, as well. In meetings with the…

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Reuse mART

December 08, 2017

The Art Explorium annual holiday Reuse mART event is on Saturday, December 9 from 9:00am-12:30pm. This event is open to the public and offers cheap, family-friendly, eco-friendly gift options as well as free gift wrapping and other holiday activities! Plastic Free Hawaiʻi will offer DIY bath…

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ʻĀINA Farm to School Field Trips for Educators

December 08, 2017

Last Saturday, 22 DOE teachers participating in the ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Training for Educators PDE3 course visited Waikīkī Elementary to tour the Waikīkī Food Farm, learn about sustainability initiatives, and cook a delicious, veggie-based meal. Guest speaker Dr. Debbie Millikan led…

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Farm to School Month 2017!

December 08, 2017

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation's ʻĀINA In Schools program celebrated National Farm to School Month with the CHOMP! campaign, where folks across Hawaiʻi chomped down on fresh local produce. Students celebrated with special events including ʻĀINA Chef Visits, ʻĀINA Farm Field Trips, and healthy snacks…

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Mahalo to our ʻĀINA Docents

December 08, 2017

We just wrapped up our second quarterly ʻĀINA Nutrition, Garden, and Compost Docent Trainings. Mahalo to our dedicated ʻĀINA In Schools Docents who train, prepare for and teach the ʻĀINA Nutrition, Garden and Compost Lessons!

If you are interested in becoming an ʻĀINA In Schools Docent,...

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3rd Annual We Grow Hawaiʻi Accepting Session Proposals

December 08, 2017

 

We Grow Hawaiʻi is an annual student-led conference for grades K-12. Presenter sign-up for the 2018 conference is now open. Give your students the opportunity to present and share with other students about their school garden experiences. Learn from their projects and hear about on-going…

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