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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.