Yearly Archives: 2014

Upcycle Sewing Booth Helps Community DIY Green Fashion

Positive Media Hawaii brought our Trash-to-Treasure Sewing Studio to ShareFest Honolulu.  We invited the community to bring an old Tshirt and showed folks simple sewing skills to transform it into something more fashionable or more functional. Why Upcycle? 5 Great Reasons  Upcycling adds value by transforming something that was perceived to have little use into something more functional or more beautiful.

Posted in Events, Green Solutions

Vision Tree at ShareFest Honolulu Inspires Community Ideas for a Sustainable Future

The Outdoor Circle hosted a booth at ShareFest Honolulu doing advocacy on behalf of the trees and teaching people how to spot an Exceptional Tree.  They provided beautiful paper leaves and encouraged attendees to write out their visions for Hawaii’s future and hang their empowering ideas on a bamboo “tree.”  Like the prayer flags in Tibet, the wind rustled the

Posted in Green Solutions

KITV4 News Investigates Sharing Economy at ShareFest Honolulu

ShareFest Honolulu brought the sharing economy into the spotlight of Honolulu local news on Saturday, September 20th when reporter Ashley Moser came down to the free community festival at the University of Hawai’s Sustainability Courtyard.   She was intrigued by the idea of an entire event based on the exchange of goods and services without using money.  Watch her story about

Posted in In The Good News

ShareFest Honolulu – Complete Event Details

Positive Media Hawaii, Transition Oahu, and Sustainable UH invite you to: ShareFest Honolulu FREE Community Event with Interactive Booths Saturday, September 20th, 2014 11am to 4pm University of Hawai’i Manoa Sustainability Courtyard   You can’t buy HAPPINESS but you just might get it for FREE! We believe we can all feel MORE ABUNDANT when we share our skills and knowledge.

Posted in Events, Green Solutions

Spreading the Good News about ShareFest and Upcycling on KITV4 News

KITV4 Morning News invited me to show viewers the kinds of t-shirt upcycle projects they can do at Positive Media Hawaii’s Trash-to-Treasure Mobile Sewing Studio at ShareFest Honolulu.   At our booth, we share the knowledge of simple sewing skills that can transform your old stuff into something more fashionable or more functional.  Upcycling leads to more sustainable living because when

Posted in Green Solutions, In The Good News

Talking with Hawaii Public Radio about the Sharing Economy

Hawai’i Public Radio host Chris Vandercook invited me to be a guest on his morning show “The Conversation.”  We talked about how the behavior called sharing can be used as an economic model for people to exchange goods and services and how it offers real solutions to some of the short-comings of capitalism where money is the only means of

Posted in Green Solutions, In The Good News

Transforming Public Schools into Thriving Community Centers

Happy kids holding hands

Positive Media presents a look into how a Honolulu District of 18 public schools in Kaimuki and McKinley were able to help their students do better academically and build a stronger community at each school site.  They made savvy use of a Federal grant offered to public schools called the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.   Led by a

Posted in Events, In The Good News, Keiki Voices Youth Video

Seed and Plant Exchange Creates Community for Oahu

Positive Media Hawaii presents happy memories of Oahu’s first Community Seed and Plant Exchange.  This free public event took place at Hale Moili’i Fishpond, at Kualoa Ranch on North Shore Oahu on May 5, 2013.  It was an inspiring day of speakers, workshops, a huge seed and plant exchange, and live music. The event was sponsored by these excellent groups,

Posted in Green Solutions

Keiki Voices Student Video – Being Healthy Is Your Choice

Positive Media Hawaii’s Youth Project, Keiki Voices, presents the final videos by recent graduates of our 10-week workshop curriculum.   Enjoy these two short pieces that encourage healthy eating habits to avoid obesity and diabetes and feel great.  I was brought in to coach a group of eager 5th graders from Ali’iolani Elementary who wanted to enter a local video contest,

Posted in Keiki Voices Youth Video

Keiki Voices Student Video – Believe In Yourself

Positive Media Hawaii’s Youth Project, Keiki Voices, presents a short video by recent graduates of our 8-week curriculum.  This sweet video encourages self-soothing behavior and positive thinking.  I was at Hokulani Elementary and the natives were restless.  We were at that moment in the curriculum when we shared our top ideas from brainstorming and I could tell by the mischief

Posted in Keiki Voices Youth Video

Keiki Voices Student Video – Stop Bullying

Positive Media Hawaii’s Youth Project, Keiki Voices, presents a short video by recent graduates of our 8-week curriculum.  This powerful video offers encouragement and solutions to kids who might feel bullied.  The group I was working with was evenly divided between the girls and the boys and the girls were clearly winning.  They had finished their script and were busy

Posted in Keiki Voices Youth Video
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