Winners of Keeping It Green Hawai‘i

November 30th, 2012
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Volunteers helping to remove invasive species from the forest in Koke‘e on  Kauai. Photo courtesy of Hui o Laka.

Volunteers helping to remove invasive species from the forest in Koke‘e on Kauai pause to take a photo. Courtesy of Hui o Laka.

Congratulations to the 2012 recipients of the Keeping It Green Hawai‘i awards which were part of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15.

The awards recognize organizations with positive "green projects" in the community.

This year's recipients were:

Students participating in the ‘Aina in the Schools program. Photo courtesy of Kokua Hawaii Foundation.

Students participating in the ‘Aina in the Schools program. Photo courtesy of Kokua Hawaii Foundation.

>> The Kokua Hawaii Foundation

>> Hui o Laka (operators of the Koke‘e Natural History Museum)

>> Maui Tomorrow Foundation

>> The Kohala Center

>> Kanu o ka ‘Aina Learning ‘Ohana

>> Innovations Public Charter School

>> One Island Sustainable Living Center

>> Waianuhea Bed & Breakfast

>> Kohala Burger & Taco

>> Mr. K's Recycling & Redemption Center

"Since initiating the Keeping It Green Hawai‘i program in 2007, 46 businesses, organizations and schools have shared their ways and means of promoting green practices and sustainability," said Recycle Hawai‘i executive director Paul J. Buklarewicz. "The growing awareness and participation in Keeping It Green Hawai‘i by so many who express their conscious actions highlights their strongly held conviction in environmental stewardship of our fragile island communities."

Visit www.recyclehawaii.org to learn more about Keeping It Green Hawai‘i.

Kupuna and students making laulau as part of The Kohala Center's Hawai‘i Island School Garden Network. Photo courtesy of The Kohala Center.

Kupuna and students making laulau as part of The Kohala Center's Hawai‘i Island School Garden Network. Photo courtesy of The Kohala Center.

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