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Big Island wins big at 2012 SmallBiz Success Awards

Big Island wins big at 2012 SmallBiz Success Awards

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island was well represented at the recent 2012 Hawaii Business magazine SmallBiz Success Awards. The Big Isle was the sole neighbor island boasting award finalists. The Kohala Center was tapped for Best Small Non-Profit and the statewide Martin & MacArthur earned a Lifetime Achievement award. Ke Ola magazine was chosen as one […]

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Hawaii Business magazine honors Big Island environmental and education nonprofit

The Kohala Center receives small business success award

Hawaii Business magazine honors Big Island environmental and education nonprofit

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The Kohala Center: Message from Hamabata

The Kohala Center: Message from Hamabata

From Matt Hamabata, The Kohala Center executive director: As we celebrate the end of our first decade, The Kohala Center has much good news to share with you. We have begun to fill a vital niche in Hawaii by simply responding to the needs and wise advice of island residents. We have planted seeds across […]

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Native Hawaiian fellowship program accepting applications

Native Hawaiian fellowship program accepting applications

MEDIA RELEASE The Mellon-Hawaii Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Native Hawaiian doctoral and postdoctoral scholars has received funding for an additional three years. The Kohala Center recently received $500,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue the program, and is now accepting applications for the 2011-12 academic year. “This is a significant commitment […]

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Laulima Center offers assistance for cooperatives

Laulima Center offers assistance for cooperatives

MEDIA RELEASE Groups across the state that would like to form a cooperative but need some assistance getting organized, writing a business plan, or becoming legally incorporated have a new resource—the Laulima Center. Established by The Kohala Center and funded by a USDA-Rural Cooperative Development grant and the Ulupono Initiative, the Laulima Center will serve […]

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Environmental scholars from Asia study island sustainability

Environmental scholars from Asia study island sustainability

MEDIA RELEASE A group of 20 undergraduate scholars from Burma, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand visited Hawaii Island June 2–8 as part of a U.S. Department of State-sponsored innovative environmental leadership program hosted by the East-West Center. The students experienced Hawaii Island as a model for successfully addressing global environmental challenges at a local level […]

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Five Hawaiian scholars have been selected as 2010 Mellon-Hawaii Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows in recognition of their commitment to the advancement of scholarship on Hawaiian cultural and natural environments, Hawaiian language, history, politics, and society.

Native Hawaiian scholars awarded Mellon-Hawaii Fellowships

Five Hawaiian scholars have been selected as 2010 Mellon-Hawaii Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows in recognition of their commitment to the advancement of scholarship on Hawaiian cultural and natural environments, Hawaiian language, history, politics, and society.

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Guidebook cuts through sustainability confusion

Guidebook cuts through sustainability confusion

MEDIA RELEASE The recently published Hawaii Sustainability Primer cuts through the confusion surrounding the term “sustainability” and offers a practical framework for organizations looking for help with environmental, social, and financial sustainability needs. This 25-page, full-color guidebook is easy to read and includes success stories and visions that feature Hamakua Springs Country Farm, Kanu o […]

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Hawaii Business names Hamabata as up-and-coming leader

Hawaii Business names Hamabata as up-and-coming leader

MEDIA RELEASE Matt Hamabata, executive director of The Kohala Center, has been selected by Hawaii Business magazine as one of Hawaii’s next generation of movers and shakers. Hamabata is profiled in the magazine’s March issue, “20 For The Next 20,” as one of 20 up-and-coming leaders. “Hawaii Business magazine was looking for up-and-coming leaders, people […]

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National Science Foundation grant for revitalization study

National Science Foundation grant for revitalization study

MEDIA RELEASE Hilo and Kailua-Kona. How have these two Hawaii Island urban areas evolved in such different ways over the last 50 years? Researchers at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the U.S. Forest Service in Hilo, and The Kohala Center, backed by a grant from the National Science Foundation, are going to […]

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Enjoy lunch aboard the Golden Princess, get a sneak peek at Danny Miller's "Seeds of Hope" documentary and support the Hawaii Island School Garden Network

Reservation deadline Sept. 30 for school gardens benefit

Enjoy lunch aboard the Golden Princess, get a sneak peek at Danny Miller’s “Seeds of Hope” documentary and support the Hawaii Island School Garden Network

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University of Hawaii at Hilo doctoral scholar of Hawaiian language among trio selected for prestigious fellowships

Native Hawaiian scholars awarded Mellon Fellowships

University of Hawaii at Hilo doctoral scholar of Hawaiian language among trio selected for prestigious fellowships

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Federal stimulus funds through NOAA grant pump up 18-month project to clean up Kohala watershed.

Inouye helps kick off Pelekane Bay restoration project

Federal stimulus funds through NOAA grant pump up 18-month project to clean up Kohala watershed.

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