Aloha 'Āina is at the top of our list, and as kānaka ʻōiwi, we take pride in listening to our Kupuna's concerns, both past and present. We cater to our keikis needs, detect issues that could impact them, and then champion its correction.
Mahalo Nui to all the aloha ‘āina participants especially the keiki near and far who came out to show gratitude to the ‘āina beaneath our feet and Bradda Mike Campbell for answering the Kahea to weed whack. Together we beautified the restroom area just in time to honor Princess Kawananakoa at the BBSC 2023.
We want to mahalo our Aloha ‘Āina Youth Ambassador Cee-Jay and Achilliez for hosting thier first Sand Sifting Workshop. They aim to bring awareness to our community of ways to protext our oceans, cut down on single-use, and avoid synthethic polyester and nylon. Choose reuseable biodegradable, sustanable, and cotton, wool materials to help protect our oceans.
16 Trash Bags 336lbs collected in a 1-mile distance
Mahalo Nui Loa to our sponsors, Home Depot Kapolei for paint supplies. Bike Factory Kapolei for the penny boards, skateboards, t-shirts and hats, and CM Tupola's office for the refreshments. Mahalo to the Boy and Girls Club and all the volunteers that took a little time out of their morning to help beautify the park.
Mahalo Nui Loa to Twinkles and Puuhonua O' Wai'anae crew for the hard work and food donation. Niko Vitale, the Stevedores, Honua Consulting, and AES's many friendly volunteers!
Leeward Community College for facilitating the exchange of cultures today from Arizona and surrounding Native American tribes.
In partnership with Anointed Hands Hawai’i, Kingdom Pathways facilitated one of our most significant painting projects to date at Malaea (Pōka’ī Bay). Yesterday’s volunteers came from all over the island and many other groups to give back to Malaea. Mahalo Nui to all the volunteers who made this project a success.
We arrived, and William Palakiko was already working on removing the trash near the Transit Station. William's message is, "smiles can be very infectious and that cleaning up the 'Āina in front of others can get them activated to do the same." So now, clean of overgrowth and trash for our Kupunas in scooters in use.
This area is a hidden gem that is being taken back by the Community due to crime, excessive speeding/racing, and illegal dumping. The ocean also received attention by our community members by hauling out coolers, blankets, roofing materials, blow up mattress, pipes and tires.
The Hau trimming came as a request from Uncle Buffalo to stop the illegal activities, break-ins, and Catalyst converters from being stolen. It also helped improve bike and pedestrian safety as the bike lane, signs weren't visible. We asked for guidance from our Kupuna's they gave us the mana and directions that day!