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Feb. 6, 2023

KS Maui launches renewable energy microgrid

During the next 20 years, the project will reduce reliance on fossil fuels and save Kamehameha Schools about $5.8 million in energy costs.

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May 23, 2022

Resilient partners create resilient communities

Long-time Kamehameha Schools tenant Sumida Farm is the recipient of the 2022 SmallBiz Editor’s Choice Award in Agriculture from Hawaii Business magazine. The farm has been part of the fabric of the ʻAiea community for nearly 100 years.

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May 2, 2022

KS blessing marks official start of Punalu‘u Stream Restoration Project

Designed to restore the natural valley floodplain and mitigate flooding, the restoration work is expected to begin in May and then take 18 months to 24 months to complete.

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April 25, 2022

Three food system businesses win KS’ Mahi‘ai Match-Up competition

KS and its partners awarded agricultural and commercial agreements, in addition to $50,000 total in prizes to the winning Native Hawaiian-owned businesses, which include Waiāhole Poi Factory, Kanekoa Farm and ʻAwa Bird.

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April 22, 2022

Six ways KS is cultivating a sustainable Hawai‘i

April is Earth Month! Learn some ways that KS is cultivating a sustainable Hawai‘i to ensure the well-being of future generations.

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April 13, 2022

Five food system businesses advance to finals of Mahiʻai Match-Up

Growers, restauranteurs, and food producers compete in business plan competition aimed strengthening Hawai‘i’s agriculture industry and food systems for future generations.

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Feb. 17, 2022

KS named Investor of the Year for cultivating ‘āina resiliency

The Hawaii Venture Capital Association has named KS Investor of the Year as part of its annual Hawaii Entrepreneur Awards.

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Nov. 24, 2021

KS to invest $10 million in Hawai‘i’s food systems

The Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Cooperative is the first investment made to strengthen food self-sufficiency in Hawaiʻi.

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Nov. 15, 2021

KS collaborates on Mahi‘ai Match-Up to build resilient economies

Farmers and food system entrepreneurs have the opportunity to grow their business skills, complete a business plan and compete for agricultural land, commercial space agreements. Applications are currently being accepted.

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