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Oʻahu’s First Beach Cleanup Station

February 23, 2017

 

Oʻahu's first Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Beach Cleanup Station is now available for public use! The Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Beach Cleanup Station in Kailua creates opportunities for spontaneous beach cleanups. The Beach Cleanup Station is located at Kailua Beach Adventures and is a wooden box…

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Legislative Updates: Hawaiʻi Polystyrene Foam Bans

February 23, 2017

Statewide Foam Ban
SB1109 to ban expanded polystyrene foam (EPS foam) (aka “Styrofoam”) from being used by food establishments passed through its first hearing with over 70 people who came to testify in person, and over 600 testimony submitted online in support. This is unprecedented support…

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Plastic Trashion Show

February 23, 2017

A Trashion Show was held on Friday, February 10th in Honolulu as participants flaunted plastic outfits at targeted locations, including Longs Drugs, due to their use of the plastic bag ban loophole distributing thicker plastic bags, as well as Nico’s restaurant, for giving all lunch customers…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Merchandise

February 23, 2017

Looking for Plastic Free Hawaiʻi merchandise? Check out our insulated bottles, bamboo utensil sets, reusable tote bags, bamboo sporks, stainless steel cups, and more! These are always available at our online store as well as at local retail stores. Below are stores on Oʻahu that carry some of…

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Huge Turnout for Civics is Sexy!

February 23, 2017

The 3rd Annual Civics is Sexy event was held at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol on Saturday, January 21. Over 200 people attended the event, more than triple than in years past! With many participants coming straight from the historic Women’s March, this training was a great way to harness the…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi MLK, Jr. Beach Cleanup Mahalo!

February 23, 2017

300 volunteers attended our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Beach Cleanup on January 16 at the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge in Kahuku; together, we hauled 7,000 pounds of marine debris off of the beach! Our partner cleanup hosted by Kailua Beach Adventures at Kailua…

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Celebrating 100 Ocean Friendly Restaurants

February 23, 2017

The Ocean Friendly Restaurants’ 100th Restaurant Celebration was held at Koko Head Cafe on Thursday, January 19. Over 70 people joined to celebrate the over 115 businesses now certified as Ocean Friendly Restaurants in Hawaiʻi. Mahalo to Koko Head Cafe & Lanikai Brewing Co. for the food &...

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Last call for Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Murals!

February 23, 2017

The deadline to submit entries for the Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Mural Contest is fast approaching! Bring your vision of a Plastic Free Hawaiʻi to life by incorporating marine debris, plastic bottle caps or any other single-use plastic items collected from cleanups or recycling drives….

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HAIS Schools Re-Use Program

February 23, 2017

The Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools is offering a new program called HAIS Schools Re-Use. This program provides a platform for HAIS member schools to post items that they would like to donate to other schools (ex: iPads, computers, office furniture etc). Interested schools are asked…

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“Most Likely to Succeed” Film Screening

February 23, 2017

A free, public screening of the documentary “Most Likely to Succeed” was held on Wednesday, February 22 at the UH Manoa Art Auditorium from 5-8pm. “Most Likely to Succeed” is a documentary on education and the first national campaign to inspire – and empower – communities across the country to…

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KHF Mini-Grant & Field Trip Grant Deadline is March 1

February 02, 2017

The application period for Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Mini-Grant and Field Trip Grants for the 2016-2017 school year will be closing on March 1.

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Mini-Grants help teachers advance their environmental education goals and pursue innovative stewardship projects. Previous…

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Join Us for a ʻĀINA Farm to School Field Trip for Educators

February 02, 2017

You are invited to attend the third of our quarterly ʻĀINA Farm to School Field Trips for Educators on Saturday, February 4 from 8:30am-12:00pm. This field trip will include a tour of the Ahuimanu Elementary ʻĀINA In Schools gardens led by the Ahuimanu ʻĀINA Team We will also visit the loʻi…

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Register Now for ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Training for Educators

February 02, 2017

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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ʻĀINA In Schools Docents Gear Up for Spring Lessons!

February 02, 2017

The ʻĀINA parent and community Garden, Compost, and Nutrition Docents just completed the third of four docent trainings and are ready to deliver Spring ʻĀINA In Schools lessons to ʻĀINA Schools. ʻĀINA Docent Teams include new and returning docents, some of whom have been docents with the…

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Mahalo to ʻĀINA In Schools Garden Party Volunteers

February 02, 2017

Mahalo to the families, teachers, and school staff who came out for the Spring ‘ĀINA Garden Parties! The ‘ĀINA Garden Beds are now ready for planting by students. Spring Garden Units include Grade K Tops and Bottoms Garden (plant parts), Grade 1 Good Buddy Garden (companion plants), Grade 3…

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Windward District 2nd Annual Makahiki Festival

February 02, 2017

Over 300 4th graders attended the 2nd Annual Kahuku Complex Mahahiki Festival at Kualoa Ranch on January 20th. Over 150 pounds of local fruits and veggies from Holoholo Farm, Tin Roof Farm, Kōkua Market and Kaʻalaea Farm were enjoyed by the students. The following day, the Makahiki Festival…

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2016-17 Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Mural Contest!

February 02, 2017

The deadline to submit entries for the Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Mural Contest is fast approaching! Bring your vision of a Plastic Free Hawaiʻi to life by incorporating marine debris, plastic bottle caps or any other single-use plastic items collected from cleanups or recycling drives….

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3Rs School Recycling Program Update

February 02, 2017

In January, KHF’s 3Rs School Recycling Program continued to expand. Five schools are excited to begin 3Rs recycling programs or expand them. We look forward to working with Liholiho Elementary, Kahala Elementary, Ahuimanu Elementary, Haleʻiwa Elementary, and Waialua Elementary.

As…

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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

February 02, 2017

Kamiloiki Elementary and Niu Valley Middle School both hosted Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives this January. Between them, over 30 student and staff volunteers helped to recycle just under 8,000 pounds of scrap metal and 3,000 pounds of e-waste. A special shout out goes to the volunteers at…

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Civics Is Sexy: Submit Testimony Today!

February 02, 2017

The 3rd Annual Civics is Sexy event was held at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol on Saturday, January 21. Over 200 people attended the event, more than triple in years past! With many participants coming straight from the historic Women’s March, this training was a great way to harness the…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi MLK, Jr. Beach Cleanup Mahalo!

February 02, 2017

300 volunteers attended our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Beach Cleanup on January 16 at the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge in Kahuku; together, we hauled 7,000 pounds of marine debris off of the beach! Our partner cleanup hosted by Kailua Beach Adventures at…

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Celebrating 100 Ocean Friendly Restaurants

February 02, 2017

The Ocean Friendly Restaurants’ 100th Restaurant Celebration was held at Koko Head Cafe on Thursday, January 19. Over 70 people joined to celebrate the over 100 businesses now certified as Ocean Friendly Restaurants in Hawaiʻi. Mahalo to Koko Head Cafe & Lanikai Brewing Co. for the food…

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