AmeriCorps Members Gain Sustainability Insight, Worldview in Hawaii


Katherine, Gracie, and Briana of our Green Iowa AmeriCorps team recently returned from two weeks studying sustainability on the big island of Hawaii through the Green Iowa AmeriCorps Leadership in Sustainability program.


The group working in the taro field, planting and cleaning taro with Kulia from Pōhāhā I Ka Lani in Waipi’o Valley.

Katherine, Elena, Rachel and Gracie oiling the canoe, Mauloa, to help provide protection from the sun with the native Hawaiian voyaging non-profit Nā Kālai Wa’a.


Working on the Kohala Institutes taro fields to help put the pipping in for the fields to properly drain. taro field (Kalo Lo’i)


Learning from Kaliko at the University of Hawaii Hilo about the Hawaiian Language and its history, evolution, and importance within the culture.

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