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Jack Johnson Shows to Benefit Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation

May 04, 2017

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Co-Founder Jack Johnson will be playing two hometown shows, August 4th and August 5th at the Waikīkī Shell in Honolulu. All proceeds from the shows will benefit the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation to support environmental education in Hawaiʻi schools and communities.

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Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Field Trip and Mini-Grants NOW Available for the 2017-18 School Year

May 04, 2017

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Field Trip Grants help bring students to outdoor sites where they can experience hands-on learning about Hawaiʻi’s environment. KHF offers financial assistance to Hawaiʻi public schools which otherwise could not afford to participate in environmental field trips.

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Congratulations to Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Mural Winner

May 04, 2017

Kohala High School’s Environmental Science Class is this year’s winner for our Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Mural Contest. Titled “Steps to the Future,” the mural is composed of marine debris collected by four students at Pololū Beach. In just a few hours, they collected over 200 pounds of…

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May 25th Luibueno’s Supports Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation

May 04, 2017

On Thursday May 25, Luibueno’s Mexican & Latin Cuisine in Haleʻiwa is unveiling a new menu to celebrate their 7th year anniversary and will be supporting Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation! Join us for a 4-course dinner by Chef Jose Terrero featuring new menu items as well as two new signature…

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Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Benefit Dinner

May 04, 2017

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation’s recent Benefit Dinner was a magical night set at Waimea Valley’s Proud Peacock restaurant. Guests were treated to delicious, locally sourced food prepared by Chef Thomas Naylor of Ke Nui Kitchen and music from Jack Johnson and friends, including Kōkua Hawaiʻi…

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Schools Celebrate Farm to School with ʻĀINA Family Nights

May 04, 2017

ʻĀINA Family Nights are a great opportunity for a school to highlight their farm to school and health and wellness initiatives. Activities may include school garden tours, healthy and locally sourced snack samples, chef cooking demos, kuʻi ʻai demonstrations, and activity and outreach…

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Earth Month ʻĀINA In Schools Chef Visits & Kuʻi ʻAi Demonstrations

May 04, 2017

Mahalo to our partner chefs for sharing their passion for cooking healthy with locally sourced ingredients during the month of April with ʻĀINA Chef Visits! These talented chefs provided students the experience of seeing ingredients locally sourced and often times from their very own…

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ʻĀINA In Schools End of Year Garden Parties

May 04, 2017

ʻĀINA In Schools Garden Party volunteers are invited to work alongside students, parents and teachers to harvest, weed, and mulch. Garden Party projects may include building and repairing garden beds, loosening and amending the garden soil, planting a summer cover crop, mulching the…

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Garden Learning Opportunities for Youth and Educators

May 04, 2017

On Saturday, April 29th, students from around Oʻahu gathered at the ʻIolani School’s Sullivan Center for the 2nd Annual We Grow Hawaiʻi Conference. Students presented on sustainable project ideas for their schools and homes, including composting designs, soil experiments,...

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3Rs School Recycling

May 04, 2017

Even though the school year is winding down, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is getting ready to bring on a surge of new 3R’s School Recycling Program schools for SY17-18. 1,000 new Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation recycling bins just arrived and we are looking forward to helping new schools begin…

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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

May 04, 2017

April was a big month for recycling drives! Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation coordinated three Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives and one Dell Reconnect eWaste drive; at University Lab School, Lāʻie Elementary, Moanalua Elementary/Middle and Stevenson Middle School, respectively. All together, over…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Earth Month Beach Cleanup

May 04, 2017

In honor of Earth Month, 300 volunteers came out to our two beach cleanup sites – one at the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge in Kahuku and one at Kailua Beach Park. In total, we cleaned 2,600 pounds of marine debris from those two locations. All volunteers at these cleanups…

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Successful Earth Month with Plastic Free Hawaiʻi

May 04, 2017

The month of April was full of plastic free action, and Plastic Free Hawaiʻi offered education, outreach and greening support to several events! In total, we eliminated the need for 11,500 single-use plastic water bottles, and reached over 3,000 community members with our tabling…

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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Spring 2017 Volunteer Training

May 04, 2017

Mahalo to the volunteers who joined us for our Spring 2017 Volunteer Training for Plastic Free Hawaiʻi! 11 volunteers participated, including high school students, college students, and community members. This training was held at Maryknoll High School, and attendees were trained on the…

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Hawaiʻi Environmental Cleanup Coalition (HECC)

May 04, 2017

The Hawaiʻi Environmental Cleanup Coalition (HECC) has been launched thanks to funding from the Harold K. Castle Foundation and Hawaiʻi Community Foundation. The HECC serves as a year-long statewide network of cleanup organizations, schools, community groups, and volunteers. 
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Ocean Friendly Restaurants Hawaiʻi: New Criteria

May 04, 2017

 

Due to the popularity of the Ocean Friendly Restaurants (OFR) program in cities around the country, the Surfrider Foundation has created newly updated criteria to become the standard for all existing and newly formed OFR programs around the country. With 113 restaurants…

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