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13,100 Pounds of Marine Debris Removed from Kahuku

September 29, 2017

On September 16, 160 volunteers cleaned the Kahuku coastline at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, removing a staggering 13,100 lbs. from the beach for International Coastal Cleanup Day. Most of the debris were entanglements of fishing nets and ropes. 2,100 lbs. of this debris were...

Marine Debris and Art Training for Educators

September 29, 2017

Washed Ashore, a sustainability and arts nonprofit based in Oregon, is providing a workshop to introduce Washed Ashore's Integrated Arts Marine Debris Curriculum to educators so that they can bring these lessons back to their own classrooms. This workshop is for K-5 teachers and will be held...

VegFest Oʻahu Goes Plastic Free Again!

September 29, 2017

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation hosted a booth at Vegfest Oʻahu on September 2, an event that had 6,000 people in attendance. Attendees stopped by to make upcycled t-shirt tote bags, take home seeds to plant in their garden, and purchase Plastic Free Hawaiʻi reusable items. The Plastic Free Hawaiʻi...

Greenroom Festival

September 29, 2017

The annual Greenroom Festival Hawaii, held on September 9 and 10, chose Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation as one of its beneficiaries for the Saturday night show. This year’s theme was “Save the Beach, Save the Ocean.” Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation assisted with the pre-event beach cleanup and was on-hand...

Sunset Beach Elementary School Fun Run

September 29, 2017

The Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Water Refill Station kept over 400 students hydrated without the need for plastic at Sunset Beach Elementary School’s annual Fun Run.

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