HIR News

June 2020
Civil Beat’s IDEAS: This Is The Moment To Re-Envision Our New Economy.
We need a shared vision and clear goals that we can all rally behind. Just like we did to flatten the curve. Read here.

May 2020
Civil Beat: New Website Matches People In Need With People Who Can Help
The digital platform Kukulu is streamlining charitable giving as the pandemic creates urgent needs. Read here.

May 2020
Civil Beat: Reshaping Hawaii’s Economy For A Post-Pandemic World
Hawaii’s long-term economic plan is a blank slate by design to be filled in by an ensemble cast, says Alan Oshima, Hawaii’s economic recovery chief. Read here.

May 2019
Pacific Business News: Social enterprise accelerator, Hawaii Investment Ready, announces its 4th cohort. Read here.

August 2018
Food Self-Sufficiency Doesn’t Have To Damage Environment
Despite the rhetoric of Big Ag, small-scale diversified agriculture is neither a joke nor a pipe dream. Read here.

September 2016
Ho‘okua‘āina: THE 4TH SECTOR. Read here.

December 2014
Midweek: Accelerator Helps Local Business Thrive. Read here.

February 2012
Planting Seeds: Impact Investing Comes to Hawaii. Read here.

Enterprise News

October 2020
The Food Basket
Hawaii Tribune Herald: Bridging the gap: Food program supports farmers, helps hungry. Read here.

September 2020
The Food Basket
Hawaii Tribune Herald: During pandemic, The Food Basket is serving 80,000 people a month. Read here.

September 2020
Malama Kauai
Civil Beat: Coronavirus Relief Funds Are Helping These Workers Train For New Careers. Listen here.

September 2020
Hawai‘i ʻUlu Cooperative
Hawai‘i Public Radio, The Conversation: Hawaii Ulu Cooperative on getting crops to market. Listen here.

September 2020
Education Incubator
Hawaii Business: Necessity & Invention: Foundations of ALOHA. In response to the pandemic, educators across the state are adapting and innovating to serve their students. Read here.

August 2020
Education Incubator
Hawaii News Now: Education expert says making the world a classroom can enhance distance learning. Read here.

August 2020
Hawaii Community Lending/Hawaiian Community Assets
KITV4: Local Nonprofits Partner to Bring Rent and Mortgage Assistance Grants to Hawai’i Island Households Impacted by COVID-19. Read here.

August 2020
Malama Kauai
The Garden Island: Sustainability search. Read here.

August 2020
Kōkua Kalihi Valley
Hawaii News Now: Community health centers to help with contact tracing in Pacific Islander communities. Read here.

August 2020
Education Incubator
Civil Beat IDEAS: Seeing The Good In At-Home Learning. As the school year begins online, the places we live offer opportunities of their own. Read here.

August 2020
Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative
CRAVE: Growing availability of frozen breadfruit fuels interest in the versatile, nutrient-rich food. Read here.

July 2020
Kōkua Kalihi Valley
Hawai‘i Community Foundation: Keeping Kupuna Healthy — at Home. Read here.

July 2020
The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s Food Bank
Hawai‘i Community Foundation: Food Talk. Read here.

July 2020
Kōkua Kalihi Valley
Hawaii News Now: Health center gets grant to redeploy its dental team to help tackle COVID-19 in Kalihi. Read here.

July 2020
Pono Pacific LLC & Kupu Hawai‘i
Hawaii Business: Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Pono Pacific and Kupu. Read here.

June 2020
Kupu Hawai‘i
Star Advertiser: Nonprofit Kupu Hawaii cooks up second chances during coronavirus pandemic.
Kupu Hawaii culinary students serve 1,000 meals every weekday. The food goes to needy families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Read here.

June 2020
The Food Basket
Big Island Now: Special Food Program Available Statewide
Hawai‘i Food Basket’s mission is to end hunger in Hawai‘i County, and their DA BUX program for SNAP-EBT cardholders helps participants purchase more local produce while supporting Hawai‘i farmers. Read here.

June 2020
Kōkua Kalihi Valley Roots
Hawaii News Now: Hawaii Stands Together. Read here.

May 2020
The Hawai‘i ʻUlu Cooperative
Hawaii News Now: Amid talk of boosting agriculture in Hawaii, could the ulu finally get its due? Read here.

May 2020
Education Incubator
Hawaii Business: Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Education Incubator. Read here.

May 2020
Hawaii Community Lending
Pacific Business News: Hawaii Community Lending: ‘We were built for this’ as a crisis lender. Read here.

May 2020
Kokua Kalihi Valley
Hawaii News Now: Hawaii Stands Together: Kokua Kalihi Valley. Read here.

April 2020
MA‘O Organic Farms
Honolulu Magazine: Can We Ever Eat All Local in Hawai‘i?
Governor Ige set a goal of doubling local food production by 2020. So how do we measure up? Read here.

April 2020
The Food Basket
Hawaii Tribune-Herald: Food Basket feeds thousands at Old Kona Airport. Read here.

April 2020
MA‘O Organic Farms
Honolulu Magazine: Can We Ever Eat All Local in Hawaiʻi? Read here.

November 2019
Waipa Foundation & Ho‘okua‘aina
T Magazine: On Hawaii, the Fight for Taro’s Revival. Read here.

November 2019
Kealopiko
Travel Pulse: Hawaiian Airlines Unveils New Line of Sustainable Amenity Kits. Read here.

November 2019
MA‘O Organic Farms
Modern Farmer: Transforming a Hawaiian Community Through Farming. Read here.

October 2019
Pahiki Eco-Caskets LLC
Hawaii Business Magazine: The Female Factor
Does a founder’s gender shape the evolution of a startup? Three female founders reflect on how being a woman has defined their businesses. Read here.

May 2019
MA‘O Organic Farms
Honolulu Star Advertiser: Waianae farm steps up growth of produce and college grads.
Deep in the back of Waianae’s arid Lualualei Valley, a nonprofit organic farm has helped produce leafy greens and college graduates for nearly two decades. Read here.

March 2019
Pono Pacific LLC
Pacific Business News: Pono Pacific to add food safety certification at Turtle Bay farms. Read here.

March 2019
Pono Pacific LLC
Hawaii Public Radio: Turtle Bay Farming Effort Gaining Traction. Read here.

October 2018
Hawai‘i ʻUlu Cooperative
Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Ulu Unlimited: Growers see breadfruit as a way to build Hawaii’s food security
In one sense, breadfruit, or ulu, can be considered a dream crop. Its virtues are multifold: Nutritious, delicious and extremely versatile, the fruit can be eaten at all stages of ripeness. Read here.

September 2018
Hawai‘i ʻUlu Cooperative
Hawaii Magazine: The Hawaii Ulu Producers Cooperative: Better Together
In just two years, the Hawaii Ulu Producers Cooperative (HUPC) has amassed 35 member farms, built a processing facility, harvested 53,000 pounds of ulu, and supplied 3,000 pounds of prepared ulu—enough for one meal—to all of Oahu’s public schools. Read here.

April 2018
MA‘O Organic Farms
CNBC: If you work at this Hawaii farm for 2 years, it helps pay for your college. Read here.

March 2018
PEPP
Great Big Story: Taking on Hawaii’s Plant Extinction Crisis​. Read here.

January 2018
Malama Kaua‘i
The Garden Island: New workshop series helps ag businesses succeed. Read here.

November 2017
Pahiki Eco-Caskets LLC
Civil Beat: Can These Eco-Friendly Caskets Find A Niche In $20 Billion Industry?
A Waimanalo company is trying to serve the growing market for people wanting greener burial options. Read here.

Pahiki Eco-Caskets LLC
FLUX : A Gentler Death. Read here.

May 2016
Real Good Fish
SF Weekly: Sustainable Seafood is Easy with Real Good Fish. Read here.

Kealopiko
KHON: Best of Honolulu: Kealopiko. Read here.

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