Ulupono Initiative

Kokua Festival

A benefit for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaii. 

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Background

The Kokua Festival was a benefit for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaii. The funds raised from the Kokua Festival supported school recycling on Oahu, sponsored field trips, and grew AINA In Schools, a farm-to-school program. 

Kokua Festival attendees tried local food and beverages, learned about products and services from green companies, viewed alternative energy demonstrations, participated in interactive games and crafts for kids, and got information about environmentally active groups from around the islands. In addition to vendors and musical performances, the festival also hosted a Keiki Kokua Day to celebrate student leaders who care for our islands with entertainment by Jack Johnson and other Kokua Festival artists, educational activities, videos and exchanges from participating Kokua Earth Action Projects school groups.

Why We Invested

The Ulupono Initiative invests in organizations and companies working toward more sustainable food, energy, and waste systems in Hawaii. Kokua Hawaii Foundation offers opportunities for impact in food and waste.

Impact

  • Showcased locally produced food and beverages
  • Provided educational opportunities
  • Rallied support for Kokua Hawaii Foundation's AINA In Schools program

At a Glance

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Investment Area
Food, Waste
Financial Model
Non-Profit
Total Investment

$10,000

Support for Kokua Hawaii Foundation is provided through a grant from the Ulupono Donor-Advised Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation.

Website
KokuaFestival.com