Sustainability celebrated at Leeward festival
Leeward Community College’s 4th annual Ka Mole o Nā Pua Festival takes place on Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. in the campus courtyard and offers a variety of activities celebrating sustainability. There will be cooking demonstrations, a kids climbing wall, entertainment, local product vendors, food stands, keiki crafts, Hawaiian games and hands-on educational activities.
The festival is free and ample free parking is available. Mats, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome.
New additions to the festival this year include a Create A Mural station and Waiʻanae Seariders robotics and Hawaiʻi State Science Olympiad activities.
- A solar powered race track with race cars propelled by solar panels for children to enjoy
- A 70-foot-long mural that will be created throughout the day by the children attending the festival and will be exhibited in Leeward’s Foyer Art Gallery during Earth Week
- Read-alouds and story telling by local librarians and student actors
- Story booths presented by students from the Leeward’s Hawaiian studies program
- Ewablue Worm Composting worm farming
- Free CFL light bulb exchange
- Book sales by Bess Press and Nā Mea Native Books
The festival’s non-stop entertainment includes the ʻEwa Elementary School Choir, Leeward Jazz Ensemble, Leeward Choir, Ashley K. Simpson, Iroquois Point Band and Mānana Elementary School Choir. Special guests include contemporary jazz artist Starr Kalahiki and Latin salsa with Espiritu Libre.
Aloha ʻĀina Recycling will offer drive through recycling and will accept a variety of items and eWaste–scrap metal, non-freon appliances, HI–5 beverage containers, used cooking oil, cellular phones, printer cartridges, DVDs, CDs, Blu-ray discs, games, newspaper, phone books, magazines, plastic bags, bottle caps, used eye glasses, hearing aids, batteries, computers, monitors, printers, clothes toys and golf balls.
Go to the Ka Mole o Nā Pua Festival website for more information.