Green Summits are held twice a year at Kahuku High and Intermediate to help students collaborate with leaders and innovators of sustainability and renewable energy.
A look at the dim future of Hawaii if we do not reduce our opala (rubbish), and a look at how Kahuku High and Intermediate School is doing exactly that with the Kahuku Green Team. The Kahuku Intermediate School entry in the 2013 Olelo YouthXChange contest. (won 2nd place)
Kahuku Wind is First Wind’s second project in Hawaii and builds on Hawaii’s longstanding tradition of self-sufficiency by providing local, sustainable energy. Located on the North Shore of Oahu Hawai’i, Kahuku Wind is comprised of 12 wind turbines, with a total generating capacity of 30 MW.
Spreading the word about a clean and green environment are newly crowned Miss Earth Hawaii Lucie Poehere Wilson (Kahuku High graduate) and Miss Earth USA Nicolle Velez.
Kahuku High and Intermediate School honored in inaugural ‘Green Ribbon’ program
Kahuku’s Green Team members at the 2013 Kahuku Green Summit held at Sunset Ranch at Pupukea, Oahu. Sponsored by Kahuku First Wind, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Malama Pupukea-Waimea and North Shore Land Trust.
Each month, the Kahuku Green Team collects paper, cardboard, cans and bottles from each classroom and has them recycled. They also support in a quarterly community-wide recycling program.
Brian Walsh, a retired Intel executive, has been volunteering his time every Wednesday for the past year to help Kahuku students learn how to repair broken school computers. Their group is also tying computer arduino controllers and sensors with IBC Aquaponic systems and garden towers.
The Kahuku Green Team along with the Agriculture, Building and Construction and Environmental Resource Management classes, Gordon Miyashiro, are learning how to use aquaponics as a means of growing organic food such as vegetables and tilapia fish.