This is a living list of resiliency related organizations, informational websites/videos, and possible field trips for students and educators. Please feel free to suggest any more local goodies! Enjoy exploring.

Aquatic Life

Hawai‘i Division of Aquatic Resources

Roth Ecological Design International, LLC

*Surfriders Foundation “Ocean Friendly Gardens”


*If Molecules Were People

Civic Engagement

A Citizen’s Guide to Participation in the Legistlative Process

Babes Against Biotech

Board of Water Supply

City Council

Honolulu Department of Design and Construction

Honolulu Department of Environmental Services

Honolulu Department of Human Services

Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting

Honolulu Department of Transportation

Honolulu Ethics Commision

Honolulu Emergency Services Department

Honolulu Government

Honolulu Parks and Recreation

Kaka‘ako Cares



Mayor’s Office Culture of the Arts

Mom Hui

Community Building

The Green House Sustainable Living Center

Kanu Hawai‘i

Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo (KUA) formally The Hawaiʻi Community Stewardship Network


Na Mea Hawai‘i

Oahu Timebank

Office of Hawaiian Affairs


Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species

Department of Land and Natural Resources

Enviro Services & Training Center, LLC

Kohala Center

*Hawai‘i CC Forest Team

Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance

O‘ahu Resource Conservation & Development Council

Shade House | Leeward Community College


Surfrider Foundation

Sustainable Coastlines

Taro Security & Purity

*The Trust for Public Land

Roth Ecological Design International, LLC

Sierra Club of Hawaii

*US Department of Defense, Army Garrison Hawai‘i: Natural Resource Program


Cooking up a Rainbow-Kapi’olani Community College


Blue Planet Foundation

Energy Excelerator

Hawaii Natural Energy Institute

Hawaii Renewable Energy Alliance

Kamaka Green, LLC

Kauai Island Utilities Cooperative


Ocean Head Solar & Electric

Public Utilities Commission


Ulupono Initiative

Food Policy

Hawaii Center for Food Safety Action Fund

Hawai‘i Food Policy Council

Food Politics

Food System

**Attainable Sustainable produced this Macklemore Remake with Hawai‘i Youth

**Birke Baeh: What’s Wrong with our Food System

**Food Inc-Movie mostly about the Meat Industry-Available on Netflix

Food Miles Curriculum

**Ingredients Hawai‘i

**Seeds of Freedom (Biodiversity, GMOs)


Chip Drop | Woodchip Service

Compost Mania

Free Compost

Just Grow It: Nutrition Education for Wellness

Kokua Worms

*Urban Food Center/Master Gardeners

Waikiki Worms


US Geological Survey: Pacific Island Ecosystem Research Center


Awesome Foundation Hawai‘i

Blue Startups

Foundation Center

Grant Space

Hawai‘i Angels

Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Hawai‘i Organic Farmer Association Grants

Hawai‘i People’s Fund

Island Funder

Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation

New Organizing Institute Fiscal Sponsorship

Small Business Association Grants

Why Green Is Your Color: A Woman’s Guide to a Sustainable Career

Ulupono Initiative

Internship Opportunities for Students


Rewarding Internships for Sustainable Employment

Innovative Local Businesses

Dee Howl Beads

Fresh Café

The Greenhouse Innovation Hub

Kahumana Farm & Cafe

Kokua Worms

KYA Sustainability Studio

Indigo Elixers

Island Foodscaping

Loft In Space

Madre Chocolate


Mana Ai

Manoa Chocolate

MA‘O Farms

Naked Cow Dairy

North Shore Soap Factory

O‘ahu Fresh

Ono Pops

Pono Home

Reuse Hawai‘i

Roth Ecological Design International, LLC

Seed Hawai‘i

Sky Kombucha

Innovative Organizations

‘Aina Momona | Kalo Culture

The Art Truck

The Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design

Brush with Bamboo

Drunk Driving Prevention Program

Eating in Public

Give it Fresh Today

Green Wheel Food Hub

Grow Hawai‘i

Hawaii Bicycling League

Hawaii Fashion Incubator

Hawai‘i Food Policy Council

Hawaii Guerrilla Video Hui

Hawai‘i Organic Farmer Association

Kokua Market

Kohala Center

Kokua Kalihi Valley

MA‘O Farms

Oahu Timebank

Permablitz Hawai‘i


Transition O‘ahu

Ulupono Initiative

Urban Farm Hawaii

Youth Roots & Justice

808 Urban

Innovative Restaurants

Bohdi Cafe

Brew’d Craft Pub

Fresh Café





Umeke Market

Waiahole Poi Factory

Inspiration for Action


**Dirt! The Movie (Soil science, conservation, endangered topsoil) –Available on Netflix

**Neil deGrasse Tyson Video-Astrophysics

**Peter Singer The Why and How of Effective Altruism

**Seeds of Freedom

**The Pinky Show

**The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil  (Life without petroleum)

**The Story of Stuff Movies (Problems with over consumption)

Urban Healers

**What Makes a Hero


**Donald Duck in Mathmagicland

**Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and being a plant

**Eames Power of Ten


**Paul Stamets: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world

Native Plants/Water Responsible Plants

Bishop Museum

*Hui Ku Maoli Ola

Native Books Na Mea Hawai‘i–Tradition Plant Uses/Practices

Native Hawaiian Plants for Landscaping, Conservation, and Reforestation

Native Plants Hawai‘i

*Plant Pono

*UH CTAHR Renewable Natural Resources Extension Urban Forestry, Native Plants for Water Conservation

Neighbor Island Resources

Aloha Grown

Island Naturals

Kohala Center

Let’s Grow Hilo

One Island Hawaii

Pono Pies

Wailea Agricultural Group


*Kanu Farms LLC formally Milo Nursery Hawai‘i Organic Farming Association

Koolau Farmers

Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation

Hawai‘ian Organic Farmers Association

Ho Farms

Ho‘oulu ‘Aina

*Hui Ku Maoli Ola

*Kahumana Farm and Cafe


Kuaiwi Organic Farm

MA‘O Farm

Poamoho Farm

Waihuena Farm


F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2012-Hawai‘i

Food Politics


The Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design

Island Foodscaping

Permablitz Hawai‘i

Pono Permaculture


The Green House Sustainable Living Center

Transition O‘ahu

Waihuena Farm


Phenology is the study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events and how these are influenced by seasonal and inter-annual variations in climate, as well as habitat factors (such as elevation).

Public Relations/Marketing/Events

Under My Umbrella

Rain Catchment

Hawai‘i Rain Catchment

Rain Barrels


*Honolulu Waste Management

Resiliency Education

Hawai‘i Environmental Educators Alliance

Hawai‘i Environmental Educators Alliance Resources

Institute for Sustainable Communities, Education for Sustainability

Philosophy 4 Children P4C

**Ted Ed Lessons

US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

School Gardens

Grow Hawai‘i

Hawaii Island School Garden Network

Kohala Center

Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation

O‘ahu Farm to School Network

Social Enterprises

Envision Hawai‘i


MA‘O Farms


Soil Science

Hawai‘i Soils

Soil Food Web

Dirt! The Movie– Available on Netflix

Urban Gardening/Food Security

**Majora Carter: Greening the Ghetto

**Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes

**Ron Finley: A Guerilla Gardener

**Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx

The Green House Sustainable Living Center


Kokua Worms

Waikiki Worms

Worm Story Ted Talk

Watershed/ Water

*Hawai‘i Association of Watershed Partnerships

*Honolulu Department of Environmental Services

Honolulu Board of Water Supply

*Malama Maunalua

Roth Ecological Design International, LLC

*Sand Island Waste Water Treatment Plant

Storm Water 

*May provide outreach to schools or offer field trips



2 responses to “Resources

  1. Awesome list! Don’t forget about the Hawaii chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). We do lots of sustainability-centered education, advocacy, and community-service projects. We love working with many of the people and organizations on your list and look forward to meeting more!

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