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Volunteer & Partner Appreciation

May 30, 2018

The Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation board and staff celebrated the hundreds of volunteers who support our programs this school year with a fun filled day at Waimea Valley and a delicious meal prepared by Ke Nui Kitchen. Volunteers, Partners, and their families enjoyed an afternoon of activities...

Plastic Bag Ban to Include Fee on Oʻahu

May 30, 2018

Oʻahu’s plastic bag ban is now stronger. Starting July 1, 2018, grocery stores on Oʻahu are required to charge customers a minimum of 15 cents for each checkout bag. A fee on bags has proven effective in counties around the country to reduce waste and protect the environment. The intention is...

June Events

May 30, 2018

You can find our Plastic Free Hawaiʻi merchandise and participate in activities at our booth at these free, public events in June. Please BYO reusable water bottle and utensils/plate to any events you go to!

Saturday, June 2: North Shore OceanFest at Turtle Bay Resort

We will have a table...

Featured Youth Activist: Shannon Murphy, Kaiser High School

May 30, 2018

Many passionate, young environmentalists in Hawaiʻi are dedicating their time and energy to issues around plastic. Shannon Murphy is a senior at Kaiser High School and President of the Wipeout Crew, a club that has cleaned over 10,000 lbs. of marine debris from local beaches in the past four...

Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Celebrates Earth Month

May 30, 2018

This Earth Month, staff and volunteers from the Plastic Free Hawaiʻi program offered education, activities, and merchandise at 11 events, including Earth Day/sustainability events at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Kapiʻolani Community College, Punahou School, Honolulu Community College and...

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