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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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 …

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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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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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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’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.

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.