After moving to Maui in 2017, Joy Waters starting asking the vegans who lived on island: what can we do to inspire more of Maui towards the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle?   She facilitated public discussions to brainstorm meaningful mini-projects that we can do in the community to share the vegan message and encourage and nurture local leadership to make …

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Hawai’i Public Radio host Chris Vandercook invited entrepreneur and community activist, Joy Waters, to be a guest on his morning show “The Conversation”  to talk about why there is more interest than ever in vegan lifestyle choices. RADIO INTERVIEW INTRODUCTION: Hawaii should be the healthiest place in the world… but it isn’t.  Despite every advantage of climate and available healthy food sources, …

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Hawaii State Senator Mike Gabbard presents Joy Waters, VegFest Oahu's Producer, a Certificate of Honor.

At VegFest Oahu on September 24, 2016, the successful event closed with Senator Mike Gabbard presenting Joy Waters, VegFest Oahu’s Producer, with a Certificate of Honor from the Hawaii State Senate. The framed declaration expressed appreciation for all the worthwhile community projects she has created. The Certificate reads as follows: State of Hawaii Seal The Senate Honoring and Congratulating JOY …

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Honolulu Hale lawn is the home of the Mayor's office.

Positive Media Hawaii is proud to be one of the sponsors of  VegFest Oahu 2016, which was successful beyond expectations.  Held on the grounds of the Mayor’s office in one of downtown Honolulu’s most beautiful spots, the festival was packed with people (from a wide variety of ages and ethnicities) from beginning to end.  The Mayor’s staff called it “unprecedented attendance for a first-year …

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Looking for a plant-based festival? Positive Media Hawaii presents the upcoming lineup of US cities who have announced their 2016 VegFest events. Whether you’re a vegan foodie, just started dating a vegetarian, or a omnivore looking to lower your cholesterol, you will find education, new friends and plenty of amazing food at these community celebrations.  Click on the festival name to …

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Our campaign to promote upcycling clothes (think: recycle plus DIY upgrade equals less trash and global consumption) resulted in a partnership with Hawaii Fashion Incubator (HIFI) to bring you our community Upcycle Sewing Labs at The COOP.  Hanging around HIFI led us to participate in Ahola, a first-of-its-kind in Hawaii “Site-Specific Fashion As Public Art” project. The Ahola project was led by …

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More than 1200 plant-based vegan meals were made for the University of Hawaii Sustainability Summit 2015.

What if you could be a positive leader in your community just by sharing your enthusiasm for the plant-based vegan solution within your immediate sphere of influence?  Each of us has the power to inspire change, and everyday heroes are doing just that in our local community, including Doorae Shin, a vegan and recent University of Hawaii graduate. It’s been …

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You do your best to look hip and be green, and we think that’s awesome! Picture yourself as part of the slow clothes movement, and reduce your clothing carbon footprint. Positive Media Hawaii has teamed up with the Hawaii Fashion Incubator to bring you the Upcycle Sewing Lab where you can cultivate your inner designer and create unique clothing while saving money and …

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Inspiration Journal is a locally produced magazine that provides positive reading material for our island ohana.  They asked me to write an article for their recent issue, so I wrote about Positive Media Hawaii’s 3 Steps to becoming a powerful community leader just by being your best self. Alternative Is The New Normal: The World Is Ready For Your Message What …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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