How Hawaii nonprofit Kupu is restoring lives as it restores the environment

Our latest video is a short and incredibly inspiring watch about Hawaiian nonprofit Kupu, a pioneer in both resource management and community building.

About Kupu

Kupu in Hawaiian means “to sprout, grow, germinate, or increase” and like the fern (which is one of the first plants to bring life back to the land after a devastating lava flow), Kupu’s heart is to bring life back to the people, land, and ocean while restoring the larger community for a better tomorrow.

Founded in 2007, Kupu is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was developed in response to the growing needs of Hawaii’s communities to train up the next generation in natural-resource management, renewable energy, energy conservation and other green-job skill sets.

Kupu is predicated on the Hawaiian concept of maka hana ka`ike, “in working one learns.” Learn more about Kupu at