Entries by liam

VIDEO: Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer — No Mākou Ka Mana: Liberating The Nation

April 23, 2015—Following the 2015 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Awards, Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer sat down with the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association to talk about his latest book, No Mākou Ka Mana: Liberating The Nation, for which he won the Samuel M. Kamakau Award. His book explores the wisdom and creative political sophistication of Hawai‘i’s leaders.

PAID Summer Sustainable Agriculture Internships (Ages 15–19)

Hey high school students and recent grads! This summer GET PAID to learn how to grow your own food, take field trips to Hawai‘i Island farms and ranches, and experience traditional Hawaiian land management in our two-week Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program! Visit and work on local farms Harvest and make your own ‘ono grinds Tour an […]

FoodCorps 2015–16 Service Member Positions
Application deadline: March 31

FoodCorps is currently recruiting service members throughout Hawai‘i who are passionate about teaching children what healthy food is, where it comes from, and expanding hands-on nutrition education programs. FoodCorps is a national organization addressing childhood obesity and food insecurity in underserved communities, and currently operates in 16 states and the District of Columbia. Through its partnership with AmeriCorps, FoodCorps […]

Employment Opportunity: Financial Controller

The Kohala Center seeks a full-time Financial Controller based out of our Waimea office on Hawai‘i Island. The Controller will assist with the management of The Kohala Center’s accounting and financial planning, analysis reporting, and financial operations in all programs, contracts, and grants. Qualifications: A Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting is required; CPA or MBA […]

Study calls for more rideshares, better bus schedules

July 13, 2014 (West Hawaii Today)—Hawaii Island could do more to improve mass transit and bolster rideshare programs. That’s according to a new study prepared for the Kohala Center by the Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, which called for increased carpooling and clearer county bus schedules. With long travel distances and commutes, more […]

Hawaii’s Big Island could improve public transit with technology, study says

July 11, 2014 (Pacific Business News)—Hawaii’s Big Island could improve residents’ access to public transportation by using Google and other technology to attract more riders, according to a study by the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources. The Kohala Center on the Big Island commissioned the study to find out of the island can reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. » Read more

Saving Seeds For Our Future

June 23, 2014 (Edible Hawaiian Islands)—Perhaps you have a few acres in Pāhoa, or maybe just some papaya trees and a couple of small planting beds in your cramped Honolulu backyard. You can still take steps toward more sustainable living by learning how to save your own seeds. » Read more

Symposium showcases school garden benefits

June 9, 2014 (West Hawaii Today)—The hands teach the brain. This simple but often unrecognized fact was the centerpiece of discussions in Waimea on Saturday about how the island’s school gardens are helping students learn —  along with providing healthy fuel for the body and brain. “The hand is our greatest tool. You get that […]

Something Good Is Sprouting Up In The School Yard

June 2, 2014 (Edible Hawaiian Islands)—A resurgence of school gardens in Hawai‘i isn’t just connecting students with the joy of getting dirty. The growing renaissance of outdoor learning is bringing a holistic awareness of health and nutrition to students and their families. What the kids learn at school translates into the home, where long-term changes […]