CURRENT EVENTS: Same Canoe Newsletter

The best way to learn about current and upcoming activities hosted by One Island is to check out our monthly newsletter.

If you are curious about what we have been up to the past few years, check out the archive of events below as well.


Sustainability is a voyage and at One Island it’s all about building canoes

for the journey of a lifetime.

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 Click below for Current Event NEWSLETTERS and SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 2016 Jane Goodall Award and Fall Events Newsletter 52

August 2016 Power of Color Newsletter v51

July 2016 Red, White, Hemp and Indigo for July  Newsletter  v50

June 2016  Hack for Change / Hemp for Good   Newsletter  v49

May 2016 Superfoods, Local Style   Newsletter v48

April 2016 The Bigger Picture – Quality of Life   Newsletter v47

March 2016 Agrihoods & Foodsheds Newsletter v46

February 2016 ‘Love is in the Air’ Newsletter v45

January 2016 Jane Goodall and Same Canoe Newsletter v 44

December 2015 Appreciations Newsletter v 43

November 2015 Wild about Fruit and Fungi Newsletter v42

October 2015 Bee Wise: Welcome Pollinators Newsletter v41

September 2015 Local Food Celebration Newsletter v40

August 2015 Newsletter v39

July 4th Independence Celebration

June 2015 Same Canoe Launch Newsletter  v38

May 2015 Newsletter v37

April 2015 Same Canoe Project Newsletter v36

March 2015 Newsletter v35

February 2015 Newsletter v34

New Year 2015 Newsletter January v 33

WHT AT Home Feature on Bamboo Tour Jan 11th

Bamboo Building Tour and Workshops Jan-April

Winter Solstice and Green Think Tours – December 2014 v 32

Green Think Tour UpdatesOct/Nov 2014 v.31

Green School and Green Think ToursSeptember 2014 v.30

Green ThinkAugust 2014 Newsletter v.29

Summer 2014 – June Newsletter v.28

Water Soil & Sun   April-June  April v26

Water Soil & Sun   March-June  March v25

Water, Soil & Sun  Jan-June 2014   February v.24

Water January 2014 v.23

A Year to Live info meetings Dec. 2013

Chocolate Chocolate! Invitation Nov 30, 2013

Fall Workshops – Mushrooms, Forest Gardens and Papermaking

Fall 2013 Newsletter v.22

June 2013 Newsletter v.21

May 2013 Newsletter v.20

Call for Artists for May 2013

April 2013 Newsletter  v. 19

 March 2013 Newsletter v. 18

 February 16 and 17 Wellness Weekend

February 2013 Newsletter v. 17

January 2013 Newsletter v.16

Inspired Life Workshop       Canoe Plants and Botany of Desire

December 2012 v. 15

November 2012 Newsletter v 14

Fruit Lovers Fest      Mushroom Workshop

October 2012 Newsletter v 13

Sustainability Innovation Challenge Award Voting

September Newsletter v 12

Got Eggs?     Local Food Bus Campaign

August Newsletter v 11

Santa Fe Indian School Contest        Got Eggs?

July 2012 Newsletter v 10

Where does Kona’s Water Come From ?

June 2012 Newsletter v 9

Second Anniversary News

May 2012 Newsletter v 8

April 2012 Newsletter v 7

March 2012 Newsletter v 6

February 2012 Newsletter v 5

January 2012 Newsletter v4

December 2011 Newsletter v3 

November 2011 Newsletter v2 

 October 2011 Newsletter v1


ARCHIVE 2009-2011

Archive of 2011 NEWS and EVENTS

Friday, January 21st All Our Relations II Sacred Human Relationship to Plants Storytelling Circle with Kat Harrison of Botanical Dimensions, 8:30 am -noon with potluck lunch. Janaury 22nd Sustainable Saturday Butterfly Garden Restoration and Sheet mulching demonstration 8:30-noon + lunch February 8th, 22nd WHSEP Solar Grant meetings February 10th Community Film Night – Botany of Desire preceeded by healthy snacks potluck and farm tour, 6-9pm February 20th Sustainable Sunday – Edible gardens restoration and development at the Living Center 8:30–noon + free local foods lunch for our volunteers March 1st, 9th, 15th, 19th WHSEP Solar Grant Meetings March 6th Womens Wellness Retreat Morning and afternoon DIY workshops on The Goddess, Qi Gong, Lomi-Lomi and Aromatherpy. Hallie Austen Inglehart, Lisa Greig and Bree DuPertuis presenting. RSVP required. 8am-5pm incl local foods lunch option 12:30-2pm.  March 10th Community Film Night – Real Dirt on Farmer John March 20th Second semi-annual Chocolate Chocolate! tasting and dinner event with food, desserts, music and art, 4-6pm and 7-9pm April 2nd, 13th, 30th WHSEP Solar Grant Meetings April 7th Community Film Night – Blue Gold, World Water Wars 6-9pm April 9th Sustainable Saturday – Three Sisters corn bean and squash plantings 8:30-1pm April 16th Womens Wellness with Joyful Heart April 23rd Earthday Festival! April 26th Compost Intro at Kona Library May 7th Compost and Worms Workshop May 10th Film Night  – Juliette of the Herbs May 14th Medicine Wheel Sustainable Saturday May 17th Good Reads Potluck May 21st Seed Exchange Planning Meeting May 22nd Garden Workshop May 24th Guitar Jam Potluck May 28th SolFest Sustainable Saturday and Solar Grantee gathering May 31st EcoVillage Potluck June 4th SolFest Sustainable Saturday and Solar Grantee gathering June 7th Living Green – ‘Voluntary Simplicity’  potluck June 11th SolFest Sustainable Saturday GADEN TOTEM Workshop June 14th Mayan Archeoastroomy film night and potluck June 18th SolFest! June 21st Sun Dagger film and potluck June 28th Honeybees – Supporting or Polinators discussion and potluck July 5th Origin of Flowers film night and potluck July 23 and 24 2-day Nature Farming workshop July 31st Sustainable Sunday on Aquaponics  

 2010 Archive of News and Events

January 15th

GRANT DUE DATE Grant applications due for WHSEP pilot project. January 29th Come  see One Island and the West Hawaii Sustainable Energy Project at the Kona Coffee Expo, 9am-3pm at the OldAirport Pvaillion.HOsted by the Kona Coffee Farmers Alliance. Learn about WHSEP Solar Energy  grants for  South Kona and Ka’u!  February 11th and March 13th, 9am-noon WHSEP solar energy grant Introductory workshop for So Kona and Ka’u residents. Please email to RSVP and we will send  you the qualification form. (Group II – session 1) February 20th Come learn about One Island’s programs at the annual  Avocado Festival! March 27th, 9am-3pm WHSEP solar energy grant Energy Efficiency workshop for So Kona and Ka’u residents. Must have attended Session 1 and submitted the qualification form. (Group II – session 2) April 3rd, 9am-noon WHSEP solar energy grant Introductory workshop for So Kona and Ka’u residents. Please email to RSVP and we will send  you the qualification form. (Group III – session 1) April 17th WHSEP solar energy grant Energy Efficiency workshop for So Kona and Ka’u residents. Must have attended session 1 and completed the qualification form. (Group III – session 2) April 24th Join One Island and WHSEP for Earth Day at the Keauhou  Resort. April 30th Grant application deadline for  Group II  WHSEP solar energy applicants May 6th All Our  Relations – exploring the sacred human relationship to plants. This small group by-invitation workshop will convene Hawaii leaders in agriculture, food and healing to  explore our contemporary and ancestral relationship to plants, food, and plant-based products. Special Guests: Hector Valenzuela, University of Hawaii Manoa, Nancy Refeather, Kohala  Center and Kawanui Farm. 9am -1pm including a potluck andlocal foods tamale making. May 8th Awakening the Dreamer Sustainability Symposium – join us for a community-based multi-media visioning program offered in conjunction with and the Pachamama Alliance   “Our mission is bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling , and socially just human presence on Planet Earth. “ Art & Music 10am-noon, Catered lunch 12-1pm, Symposium 1-5pm; reservations required. May 31st WHSEP grant applications due for Group III. October 2nd  – FULL First session of solar grant writing workshops for Group 4 by reservation only. Prequalification by email is required. 8:30am-noon. October 2nd and 3rd 2nd Annual ONE ISLAND Sustainable Energy Showcase  – join us at Kona-area Farmers Markets to learn about cost effective Solar Energy options for Hawaii. We’ll be at the Keauhou Farmers Market Saturday the 2nd 8am-noon (presentations 10am) and at the South Kona Green Market on Sunday, October 3rd 9am-2pm. Come learn about the West Hawaii Sustainable Energy Grant Program serving South Kona and Ka’u and other award-winning solar grant and loan programs for Hawaii. Sustainable Energy Bus Tour – A special feature this year is a greener-footprint shuttle bus tour to residential, school, and commercial solar and wind energy sites in North Hawaii. Meets-ups are at Choice Mart, Lotus Cafe in Kaloko, and Waimea. $45 fee includes a solar-power-made yummy Thai lunch from Lotus Cafe and shuttle tour to LEED BUILDING and SOLAR/WIND POWER PROJECTS ($20 for Waimea self-drivers). RSVP by Sept 29th to hawaii at 9:00-6:00. October 6th – FULL WHSEP Group 2 grantee announcement gathering. 4-7pm, including potluck dinner. October 9th – FULL First session of solar grant writing workshop for Group 5 by reservation only. Prequalification by email is required. 8:30am-noon. October 16th  – FULL WHSEP Solar Grant Group 4 second session 8:30am – 2-3pm including lunch October 23rd – FULL WHSEP Solar Grant Group 5 second session 8:30am-2-3pm including lunch October 28th – FULL Group 3 grantee awards announcement gathering. 4-7pm including potluck dinner. October 30th – Sustainable Saturday, 8-noon plus lunch, see anouncement

The One Island Sustainable Living Center is hosting Sustainable Saturdays and invites all ages to come join in our fun learning and activity programs. For October our project focus is on Garden Restoration and our education presentation will be on  Butterflies of Hawaii.

 One Island’s demonstration gardens need some love and attention and we invite supporters of Hawaii Sustainability to join us for a fun morning of garden restoration followed by a yummy lunch and education presentation. Gardens we will focus on are:

Hawaii Native Plants

Canoe Plants

and the

Butterfly Pollinator Meadow

November 2,3,5 – FULL Private solar grant technical assistance tutorials by appointment for Group 4, 45 min each, 10am-3pm.   November 6th – Chocolate Chocolate ! 4-7pmsee announcment November 9,10,12 – FULL Private solar grant technical assistance tutorials by appointment for Group 5, 45 min each, 10am-3pm. November 19th -FULL WHSEP Group 4 grant applications due. December 3rd -FULL WHSEP Group 5 grant applications due. December 11th  – Sustainable Saturday, 8:30-noon plus lunch, see anouncement Tuesday, December  21st Winter Solstice Gathering – 4-10pm click here for the invitation

2009 ARCHIVE of News and Events

January 29 – April 6th Americorps NCCC Volunteers are in Hawaii performing national service at One Island and for community partners. Ten enthusiastic volunteers, age 19-25, from all over the US are here to help One Island prepare to open to the  public. Thank you to the NCCC division of Americorps! And a big Mahalo  to the community for the many special opportunties and recognition they are receiving to enrich their Hawaii visit. March 17-20 Energy  Efficiency Pilot Project with Americorps volunteers and Solar Quest, Teacher meetings, and community outreach. April 9th South Kona Green Market Earth  Day Planning Meeting at SKEA, presentation about the West Hawaii  Sustainable  Energy Project to local farmers and  community members, 7pm April 15th  4pm    Introductory presentation about the West Hawaii Sustainable Energy Project at the Kona Coffee Farmers Association meeting, Yano Hall, Captain Cook, 4pm. 5:30 pm    Local residents and farmers welcome to attend the break out at 5:30 pm for introduction to grant and loan opportunities and to participate in energy efficiency / solar energy discussions. Yano Hall. April 25th Come see us  at the Earth and Ocean Fair at the  Outrigger Resort in Kailua Kona! April 26th South Kona Earth Day at the Green Market in Captain Cook – come learn about the West Hawaii Sustainable Energy Project, 9am-2pm Discussion about One Island’s work and new Energy Project for New Thought’s Earth  Day presentations, Keauhou Bay Park 10am-noon. May 24th First West Hawaii Sustainable  Energy pilot group workshop 3-5pm. By invitation. June 5th Second West Hawaii Sustainable Energy pilot  group workshop 9am-2pm, incl  lunch. By invitation. June 6th-8th  One Island and WHSEP will be participating in the Hawaii  Sustainability Retreat in Pahala presented by the County of Hawaii and the  Kohala Center. June 18th GRANT DUE DATE  Cycle One grant applications due for WHSEP pilot group. July 16-18 One Island and WHSEP are attending the EcoCollaborative Green Building and Energy Symposium. August 25th First One Island GOING GREEN Green Business Award is launched – featuring the Lotus Cafe in the Koloko Park, Kailua Kona with 450 solar PV panels and impressive cost savings. Congratulations! October 4th


Big Island’s FIRST West Coast Sustainable Energy Fair in conjunction with the American Solar Energy Society nationwide tours. Hosted by  the West Hawaii Sustainable  Energy Project. Stop by our displays at the SOUTH KONA GREEN MARKET 9am-1pm.Sign-ups for October and November WHSEP energy grant workshops welcomed at this event. Please plan to carpool to reduce our carbon footprint!

October 10th One Island staff are attending The Eagle & The Condor training: Ancient indigenous prophecy of the eagle and the condor speaks about our time as one of great change and awakening, individually and globally-bringing forth the merging of heart & mind, science and religion, and a sense of deep interconnectedness.  Adapted from the global symposium Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream by the Pachamama Alliance, The Eagle & The Condor steps into a level of personal myth and indigenous wisdom from which actions in the world flow with organic grace.

   December 19-22 Hawaii Healing Garden Festival ~ come learn about our programs  and good-for-the-earth / good-for-the-body workshops and services. Sign-up for our 2010 West Hawaii  Sustainable Energy Grant Assistance too! Date: Sunday, December 20, 2009 Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Location: Amy Greenwell Garden December 31st GRANT DUE DATE Grant applications due for WHSEP pilot project. Grantees will be announced by January 30th and equipment vouchers distributed March 1st, 2010.