Entries by liam

Microloans Available for Local Entrepreneurs

May 23, 2016 (Big Island Now)—Entrepreneurs striving to make a positive impact in communities on the Big Island and Moloka’i may be eligible for the Kahiau Rural Business Development Microloan Program, which is administered by the Kohala Center. » Read more

Keiki get jump on rat lungworm education

May 23, 2016 (Hawaii Tribune Herald)—Gardens are a rich resource for classrooms, giving kids hands-on experience with the concepts they learn about in school. But in East Hawaii, school gardens are like any backyard garden: they’re a place where slugs and snails make their homes, and where there are snails and slugs, there’s a potential for […]

Connections for sustainability

May 13, 2016 (North Hawaii News)—As with the rest of the world, Hawaii is beginning to see the effects of growing environmental problems such as climate change, deforestation, urban growth and low water quality. Just as our canoe was built with many hands, Hawaii is going to need the efforts and insights of citizen scientists […]

Connections for sustainability

May 11, 2016 (North Hawaii News)—As with the rest of the world, Hawaii is beginning to see the effects of growing environmental problems such as climate change, deforestation, urban growth and low water quality. Just as our canoe was built with many hands, Hawaii is going to need the efforts and insights of citizen scientists […]

Hawai‘i Island students present scientific research projects

KAMUELA, Hawai‘i—May 5, 2016—How will climate change, deforestation, urban growth, and water quality impact the future of Hawai‘i’s ecosystems? Teams of students and teachers from several Hawai‘i Island schools presented findings from place-based scientific research projects conducted this school year through The Kohala Center’s Hawai‘i Island Meaningful Environmental Education for Teachers (HI-MEET) program. The environmental […]

Isle public schools enticed to “buy fresh, buy local”

May 2, 2016 (Honolulu Star-Advertiser)—Darren Strand, president of Maui Gold Pineapple Co., sells fresh and frozen pineapple to customers as far away as Japan, but getting Hawaii’s emblematic fruit into local public school cafeterias is a tougher order. “It’s really frustrating to see how much pineapple they eat in the schools and none of it’s […]