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Join the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation ʻĀINA In Schools Team Now!

July 19, 2017

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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Farm to School Professional Development Opportunities for Educator

July 19, 2017

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

For DOE…

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2016-17 School Year Report

July 19, 2017

Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation supports environmental education in Hawai‘i’s schools and communities. Our mission is to provide students with experiences that will enhance their appreciation for and understanding of their environment so they will be lifelong stewards of the earth. During the…

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A Week at the Edible Schoolyard Academy

July 19, 2017

Last month, with support from Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, I along with three ʻĀINA docents and educators attended the Eden of school gardens: The Edible Schoolyard based in Berkeley, California. Founded 20 years ago as a collaborative project between Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School and Chef…

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Hawaiʻi Ag Conference and Farm to School Symposium

July 19, 2017

The Hawai‘i Agriculture Conference (AG2017) will take place at the Hawai‘i Convention Center on August 29-30, hosted by the Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawai‘i, which includes the Farm to School Symposium on August 30 at 12:00pm.

Registration is now open and available online at…

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Project Learning Tree Grant

July 19, 2017

Project Learning Tree offers grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their…

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Fruit Tree 101: The School Fruit Tree Orchard Planting Grant

July 19, 2017

Fruit Tree 101” is a grant program of the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation that brings fruit tree orchards to schoolyards so students can improve the quality of the air and water while creating a source of tasty snacks for decades to come. Not only do the schoolyard fruit orchards help the…

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Tomato Watermelon Salad with Ripped Basil and Lemon Vinaigrette

July 19, 2017

 

ʻĀINA Chef Johan Svenson of BLT Market at the Ritz Carlton is also a parent at Waikīkī Elementary. He had a great time cooking with the students, who he calls “his greatest critics,” this past spring at his ʻĀINA Chef Visit to the school. Most of the ingredients in this refreshing summer…

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Punahou Students Clean Waimānalo Beach

July 06, 2017

A classroom of 4th graders from Punahou School cleaned Waimānalo Beach Park as an end of year action project. Many of the students were studying the issues of plastic pollution and marine debris throughout the year. Using sifters and buckets, students cleaned large and small pieces of marine…

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2016-17 Year End Report

July 06, 2017

Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation supports environmental education in Hawai‘i’s schools and communities. Our mission is to provide students with experiences that will enhance their appreciation for and understanding of their environment so they will be lifelong stewards of the earth. During the…

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Take the Plastic Free July Challenge

July 06, 2017

Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. Joining the challenge is quite simple: just choose to refuse single-use plastic during July you can choose to target specific items such as the Top 4…

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North Shore Residents Step Up to Replace Ocean-Polluting Beach Flags

July 06, 2017


Three years ago, a team of three North Shore residents noticed flags accompanying signs posted on Oʻahu beaches that warn beachgoers with messages such as “Dangerous Shorebreak,” “Strong Current,” or “No Swimming” were quickly degrading and littering the beaches and ocean with small pieces…

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Hōkuleʻa Homecoming was a Plastic-Free Event

July 06, 2017


The Hōkūleʻa Homecoming on June 17 gathered 25,000 people at Magic Island in an all day celebration of the return of the Hōkūlea after an epic three-year sail around the globe, covering 42,000 nautical miles, docking at 300 ports in 19 countries! The Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation supported this…

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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

July 06, 2017

We are now accepting requests from schools to host Aloha ‘Āina Recycling Drives for the 2017-2018 school year. We only have 5 more dates available and schools claim them on a first come, first serve basis. Please email 3Rs@kokuahawaiifoundation.org if you have questions or are interested in…

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Farm to School Professional Development Opportunities for Educators

July 06, 2017

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

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Registration Open for Creative Reuse Open House for Educators

July 06, 2017


All educators are invited to attend the 2017 Creative Reuse Open House for Educators on Saturday, July 22 between 9:00am-1pm. Partners and children are also welcome! Stop in anytime between 9:00am-1pm to receive free classroom supplies, try out creative reuse projects for the classroom, and…

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Join the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Volunteer Team

July 06, 2017


Thinking about volunteering with Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation? Now is the time to reach out so we can find the best fit for you! Volunteer opportunities include community outreach with Plastic Free Hawaiʻi, joining an ‘ĀINA In Schools Docent Team to lead or assist with delivering nutrition,...

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