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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Schools!

November 29, 2019

Hahaʻione Elementary School has a highly motivated group of elementary school students who have formed their own Green and Blue Eco-Club and have already built a micro-marine debris sorting device! Did you know that in Hawaiʻi, only plastic items that are stamped with the Resin Code #1 and #2 can be recycled?? They loved the “Find the Resin Code” activity as part of their Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Presentation and boy are these keiki ON IT! 1-2-3 GO PLASTIC FREE!     

Trinity Lutheran School in Wahiawā are rock stars! During the 2018-2019 School Year, under the guidance of Grade 3 teacher Mrs. Riviere, students in the Junior Crusaders Club fundraised enough money to have a water refill station installed on their school campus! Plastic Free Hawaiʻi gave Trinity Lutheran School a school-wide K-8th grade presentation this month in honor of this achievement! Immediately following the PFH presentation, Grade 3 students quickly initiated their own classroom inventory of plastic resin codes! They also used their newly gifted sporks at lunch! These students are passionate about being stewards and put caring for their island home in action. 

Not only is James Campbell High School the largest High School on Oʻahu, but itʻs also an International Baccalaureate (IB) School! The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world. On November 20th  they hosted a PFH classroom presentation and engaged in thoughtful discussions on how to “Malama Hōnua” or care for our island earth. 

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoaʻs Sustainability 101 Class were an awesome audience! Not only were the UH students engaged in our PFH Presentation, but they asked questions that sparked small group discussions and “ah ha” moments. They were, however, stumped with the resin code activity! “The manufacturers donʻt make it easy to find the resin codes, do they?,” said one of the students. Several of them also signed up to volunteer for Plastic Free Hawaiʻi!

If your school is interested in a Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Presentation, email [email protected].

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