Volunteers on Vacation

In Hawai‘i, the term kokua is an integral part of the culture. Kokua is about giving to others without expecting anything in return, thereby strengthening the community as a whole. The spirit of kokua can be found in Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) Volunteers on Vacation (VoV) program, which aims to help visitors and residents alike…

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Green Giving Holiday Challenge

The holiday season is upon us. It is a time for generosity and thankfulness, which often takes the form of gift giving between our loved ones. However, this generous spirit can also lead to massive consumption and waste. Waste in the U.S. increases 25% between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That means an additional 1…

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