Maui SustʻĀINAbility Symposium & Fair:
Going Zero Waste
DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS RELATING TO COVID-19, THIS EVENT IS BEING POSTPONED. WE WILL POST HERE WHEN WE HAVE A NEW DATE.
May 2nd, 2020, Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus
A sustainability education event featuring an expert panel, workshops, and afternoon fair with zero waste food, activities and vendors.
9am Wehena: Opening protocol
9:15am Expert Panel
The Future of Waste Reduction in Maui County
10am – 12pm Sustainability Workshops
(Pre-register below on this page)
Focus groups: Hotel Industry, Food Service, Schools, Agriculture
11am – 3pm Sustʻāinability Fair
Food trucks, zero waste lifestyle mini-workshops, composting demos, activity booths, youth mini-workshops and art installation,, campus sustʻāinability tours, and zero waste product vendors
9:15am Expert Panel
The Future of Waste Reduction in Maui County
A panel of local experts discusses the many challenges and opportunities surrounding waste reduction and disposal in Maui County including recycling, commercial composting, waste to energy, plastic pollution and more. The panel will also answer questions from the audience, time permitting.
10am-12pm Sustainability Workshops
The morning workshops are focused on sharing local sustainabilty advice in four main sectors: Education, Agriculture, Hotels and Food Service. Workshops are free, however, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Each workshop is divided in two parts and you can sign up for either or both parts.
The afternoon Sustʻāinability Fair will also include shorter public workshops which do not require pre-registration including zero waste lifestyle workshops, composting demonstrations and youth workshops.
See below for mroning workshop registration and more information on the afternoon Sustʻāinability Fair.
Workshop Topics & Registration
Use the slider below to read more about the four industry-focused morning workshops. Workshops are located in the Kamalālāwalu Building classrooms or Dining Hall and advance registration is required.
Target Audience: School administrators, teachers, informal educators, students and parents
Part 1: Zero Waste Schools 10-10:45am
Presented by: Hōkūao Pellegrino, Kamehameha Schools
Gretchen Losano of Grow Some Good
From reducing single-use plastic use in the school cafeteria to campus energy audits, more Maui schools are looking to become more sustainable. Learn more about the sustainability plan for Kamehameha campus, an on-campus composting pilot at Lahaina Intermediate, and advice for other schools looking to implement sustainability measures.
Part 2: Teaching Sustainability 11-11:45am
Presented by: Malia Cahill, Maui Huliau Foundation & Alexis Kageyama, Kamehameha Schools
This workshop will focus on in-class curriculum and community resources available to assist teachers with sustainability and ʻāina based education. The workshop will end with an informal curriculum browsing and educator networking session.
Target Audience: Restaurants, grocery stores, food trucks and food service product providers
Part 1: Eco-Friendly Food Service Products 10-10:45am
Presented by: Kiera Ryon, Huliau Green Events
This workshop will help you identify and source affordable and truly eco-friendly disposable products for take-out food. Learn how to avoid “greenwashing”, where to buy products, and how to comply with current and pending restrictions on single use plastics. Food service product reps will be displaying their compostable product options for you to see.
Part 2: Greening Your Restaurant 11-11:45am
Presented by: Alexa Caskey, Moku Roots
Learn tips for reducing waste at your restaurant, working with the health department, going 100% reusable and making environmentally sustainable decisions as a restaurant owner or manager.
Target Audience: Farmers, chefs, grocery stores, backyard gardeners
Part 1: Traditional Sustʻāinable Agricultural 10-10:45am
Presented by: TBA
How to apply traditional knowledge and agricultural pratices to modern day sustainable farming.
Part 2: Zero Waste Farming 11-11:45am
Presented by: Evan Ryan, Pono Grown Farms & Gerry Ross Kupaʻa Farms
How to locally source and grow your own farm and garden inputs.
Target Audience: Hotel Management & Staff
Part 1: Greening your hotel 10-10:45am
Presented by: Gary Bulson & Dane’ Sadang, Hyatt Regency Maui
Learn about waste and energy reduction on the hotel scale and how to make educated sustainable decisions for your establishment.
Part 2: Waste Audits and Certification Programs 11-11:45am
Presented by: Jennifer Chirico, Sustainable Pacific Consulting
Learn how to achieve a zero waste certification and conduct waste audits.
11am-3pm Sustʻāinability Fair
The fair is open to the public and will take place outdoors on the central lawn of the high school campus after the workshops. There will be food, mini-workshops, zero waste vendors, art installations and other activities.
No registration is required for this portion of the event. Please read more details below.
Zero Waste Foodtrucks
Enjoy some ʻono food in true zero waste fashion with Moku Roots, Sea Salt Maui and Gypsy Food Truck using all reusable plates, cups and utensils! Huliau Green Events will provide zero waste stations.
Zero Waste Product Vendors
Did the morning workshops inspire you to be more sustainable in your day to day life? You can purchase resuable sporks, straws, eco-wraps and other eco-friendly products from our zero waste vendors.
Zero Waste Information Booths
Various non-profit organizations and the Maui County Department of Environmental Management will host information tables on local waste disposal and sustainability resources. Some of the morning workshop hosts will also have tables to answer questions for specific industries.
Zero Waste Lifestyle Workshops
A series of “zero waste lifestyle” mini-workshops will run throughout the afternoon focusing on reducing waste at home. There will also be an interactive “idea board” to share your own zero waste tips.
Youth Workshops & Activities
Kamehameha Sustainability Club and the Huliau Leadership Council will be planning a series of fun activities for youth ages 12-18. This includes a youth art installation, an environmental memes contest, ways to get involved in youth-led sustainability projects and more!
Avoiding buying new clothes is one important way we can reduce waste in our lives. Swap your used clothes with other event attendees in our free clothing swap.
Join local farmers for hands-on composting demonstrations. Workshops will cover backyard composting methods including vermi-composting, as well as farm-scale soil building techniques.
Campus Sustainability Tours
Kamehameha students and staff will lead tours highlighting sustainability efforts on campus from school garden programs to water conservation efforts.
Arts and Crafts
Keiki and adults can learn to turn an old T-shirt in to a resuable bag or make their own plastic-free toiletries at the zero waste crafts tent. The fair will also feature a student art installation inspired by cafeteria waste.
How to get here
All event activities will take place on the Kamehameha Schools Maui high school campus. Click below for a directions in Google Maps.