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Interview on Hawaii Public Radio about the Rise of the Vegan, Plant-Based Movement

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 Senate Honors Joy Waters with Certificate

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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VegFest 2016 Calendar for USA

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

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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Want To Make A Difference? 3 Steps To Expand Your Sphere of Influence

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Joyfully Becoming a Change Agent

I was delighted to receive a call from Krista Hiser, the Faculty Outreach Coordinator for Service Learning at Kapiolani Community College, requesting that I lead a workshop at an overnight retreat weekend for college students they were co-sponsoring with the University of Hawaii’s West Sustainability group.  The topic of the retreat was: Building a Community of Change Agents.

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