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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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 …

Cowspiracy Local Style: Veganizing the University of Hawaii’s Sustainability Summit Read more »

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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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 …

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

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 …

Talking with Hawaii Public Radio about the Sharing Economy Read more »

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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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 …

Permablitz Hawaii Building Local Food Capacity One Backyard At A Time Read more »

Square Foot Gardening is a simple method of how to garden with less work and will grow a lot of food in a small space.  In this video, Mel Bartholomew shows us why and how to garden with this method. The grocery stores are filled with produce which makes many people ask: why should we grow our own food? Well, think …

Grow Food Easily in a Square Foot Garden and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Read more »

In Hawai’i, we have 200,000 school-age children and about 20% do not eat any fruits or vegetables every day.  About 30% of Hawai’i kids entering kindergarten are overweight and by the time they reach high school about 50% are considered obese.   Meanwhile the government is spending more money on health care than ever before and subsidizing large scale farming and …

Farm to School Helps Reduce Childhood Obesity and Teach Healthy Eating Read more »