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Mahalo Jack Johnson & Friends!

September 05, 2017


Photos courtesy of Jim Russi, Brent Bielmann, Ryan Foley, Zac Jones, Jessica Scheeter and Kizzy O’Neal

Jack and the band had a blast playing two hometown shows at the Waikiki Shell on Oʻahu in early August. The two days were filled with great friends and special performances from G. Love,...

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Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Honored

September 05, 2017

 

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation was presented with the 2017 Farm to School Lokomaikaʻi Award from the Hawaiʻi State Department of Agriculture at the Hawaiʻi Farm to School Symposium on August 30. Robyn Pfal, the DOA Farm to School Coordinator, had this to say about KHF:

“Kōkua Hawaiʻi…

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ʻĀINA In Schools off to a Great Start!

September 05, 2017

School is back in session and ʻĀINA In Schools is off to a great start! Around the island, volunteer docents are gearing up to teach garden-based lessons, composting, and nutrition education in 22 participating ʻĀINA schools. In preparation for the start of ʻĀINA lessons, schools and communities…

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Don’t Wait! Join the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation ʻĀINA In Schools Team Now!

September 05, 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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Mahalo to the SY 17-18 ʻĀINA Team Coordinator and Garden Club Advisors!

September 05, 2017

 

Mahalo to the ʻĀINA Team Coordinators and Garden Club Advisors who attended our ʻĀINA Team Coordinator and Garden Club Advisor Orientation and Training. These amazing individuals include parents, teachers, PCNC, and community members who will lead their school’s ‘ĀINA Team this school year…

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Fall 2017 Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Volunteer Training

September 05, 2017

Our next volunteer training for Plastic Free Hawaiʻi is taking place on Saturday, September 30 from 10:00am-2:00pm at Punahou School. This training provides volunteers with background on Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation and our Plastic Free Hawaiʻi program, as well as the latest information on plastic…

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Plastic Bag Loophole Closed in Victory for Oahu

September 05, 2017


Photos courtesy of Surfrider Foundation Oʻahu Chapter

After years of advocacy, environmental leaders successfully lobbied to pass a true plastic bag ban for Oʻahu – closing the plastic bag ban loophole which allows grocery stores to distribute thicker plastic bags, claiming they are…

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Hawaiʻi’s Major Cleanup Organizations Collect and Share Data

September 05, 2017

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation has joined forces with ten more of Hawaii's most accomplished cleanup organizations under a new statewide partnership the Hawaiʻi Environmental Cleanup Coalition (HECC). The coalition is now sharing its cleanup data to the public. To view the map of a decade of…

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#StopSucking for a Strawless Ocean

September 05, 2017

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is an official collaborator of the Strawless Ocean project launched by The Lonely Whale Foundation. With dozens of partner organizations around the world joining this campaign, the project aims to inspire individual and institutional change to dramatically reduce the use…

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September 2017 Magic Island Beach Cleanup

September 05, 2017

In conjunction with the Greenroom Festival concerts on September 9 & 10 at the Waikiki Shell, a beach cleanup will be hosted at Magic Island (Ala Moana Beach Park) on Saturday September 9, from 8:45am-12:30pm, with lunch provided and a raffle of tickets to the concert. Saturday's concert is…

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3Rs School Recycling

September 05, 2017

The 2017-2018 school year is off to a great start for school recycling. Three new schools are starting the 3Rs Recycling Program. Please welcome Waiahole, Enchanted Lake Elementary Schools and Island Pacific Academy! We are excited to get our new Kokua Hawaii Foundation blue bins out into…

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Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives

September 05, 2017

Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives are back for another year sponsored by Schnitzer Steel Industries, winner of the Most Ethical Companies in the World award—three years in a row! For the 2017-2018 school year, we will be facilitating 18 drives across Oʻahu. The first drive of the year was held…

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The Hidden Costs of Incineration

September 05, 2017

Many still believe that trash is landfilled, but on Oʻahu, most waste that is not recycled or composted is incinerated. That amounts to about 600,000 tons of trash being burned each year on Oʻahu. Though often touted as a sustainable solution to our waste problems, burning trash is often the…

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