Kokua Hawaii Foundation
All 12 schools below received a Waste-Free Classroom Celebration Kit complete with cloth napkins, reusable Preserve cutlery, cups, plates , and method Ocean Plastic dish + hand soap. The top winning schools received a special performance by Jack Johnson; Congratulations to Mililani Mauka Elementary School for collecting the most caps overall and St. Elizabeth School in ʻAiea for collecting the most caps per student.
Mahalo to over 50 schools who participated from Oahu, the Big Island, Kauai and Maui! Congratulations to the winning schools:
- 1st Place Pre-School - Aiea Hongwanji Mission Academy
- 2nd Place Pre-School - Central Union Pre-School
- 1st Place Elementary - St. Elizabeth School – Most Caps Per Capita
- 2nd Place Elementary - Soto Academy
- 3rd Place Elementary - Kahala Elementary School
- 1st Place Middle/Intermediate School - SEEQS: The School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability
- 2nd Place Middle/Intermediate School - Waialua Intermediate School
- 3rd Place Middle/Intermediate School - Niu Valley Middle School
- 1st Place High School - King's Christian Academy
- 2nd Place High School - King Kekaulike High School
- 3rd Place High School - Aiea High School
About The 2014 Hawaiʻi School Bottle Cap Collection Challenge:
Preserve Gimme 5 was proud to join forces with the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation (KHF) along with method to present the 2014 Hawaiʻi School Bottle Cap Collection Challenge. This contest, which ran from February 1 through March 31, 2014, was an initiative to collect and recycle the caps that are normally thrown away during plastic bottle recycling in Hawai’i.
The plastic caps collected from the challenge were sent to California, where they will be recycled into new products, including method’s Ocean Plastic bottle and Preserve Toothbrush and Razor handles.
The Kōkua Hawai’i Foundation blog page includes several great stories and photos from schools about their participation in the challenge.
About Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation
Kōkua Hawai’i Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2003, supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawai’i. The Foundation's mission is to provide students with experiences that will enhance their appreciation for and understanding of their environment so they will be life long stewards of the earth. Kōkua Hawai’i Foundation programs include ‘ĀINA In Schools, 3R's School Recycling, KHF Field Trip Grants, KHF Mini-Grants, and Plastic Free Hawai’i. KHF has been recognized as one of the EPA’s 2013 Environmental Champions in the Pacific Southwest Region of the US.
For more details, visit kokuahawaiifoundation.org