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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

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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

Even The Government Wants Positive Media!

Positive Media’s youth project, Keiki Voices, has been contracted to teach media skills in Honolulu public schools for the 2013-14 school year with a generous grant from the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) fund.

Posted in In The Good News

Permablitz Hawaii Building Local Food Capacity One Backyard At A Time

Get inspired with the Hawai’i version of the global grassroots movement Permablitz.  In just one day, neighbors help neighbors build edible landscapes using permaculture principles and is entirely supported by volunteers and based on trade.  Members come out to three events and help other people build gardens on their properties and then they qualify for the network to come to their

Posted in Green Solutions

Laughing Revolution TV – The Give A Shit Foundation

Listen in on an afternoon at the Give A Shit Foundation, an organization committed to get Americans to pledge to care about social and environmental issues.  Lucy, an eager volunteer making calls, struggles to inspire a complacent housewife to feel passionate about something – anything – that will make the world a better place.

Posted in The Laughing Revolution

Positive Media’s Summer 2013

Positive Media’s Joy Waters is invited to be the Head of the Video Media Arts Program at Appel Farm Arts and Music Camp, a summer residential camp in rural Salem County, New Jersey. Each summer, approximately 200 campers, ages 9 through 17, come to Appel Farm to study music, dance, theater, fine arts, and the media arts.

Posted in In The Good News

Laughing Revolution TV – Dinner at Chez Madness

Upper class ladies Bernadette and Laura go out for lunch at a fancy restaurant.  After some idle chatter revealing their excessive lifestyle, they have an eye-opening encounter with their waiter Roger who graphically, and hyper-exuberantly, reveals to them the real nature of the farming and ranching practices behind the items on the menu.  Vegans will love this one.  

Posted in The Laughing Revolution
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