EAT THINK DRINK: Join the #OnoRevolution

Good things happen when we collectively gather to EAT THINK DRINK! We learn, share and are inspired by the many thoughtful conversations that happen over the dining table. The Hawaii Agricultural Foundation (HAF) invites the public to EAT THINK DRINK presented by Hawaiian Airlines, a quarterly series created to bring diverse communities together and find common ground on issues of agriculture and food in our state.

 

ABOUT EPISODE 4: HEALTHY PEOPLE, HEALTHY PLANET

 

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As one of the most isolated archipelagos in the world, Hawaii must work hard to protect and preserve its fragile ecosystems and limited natural resources. However, as today’s consumer society continues to place emphasis on convenience, our Islands’ environment and communities are becoming more and more at-risk.

On Monday, January 29, from 6-9 p.m. at THE MODERN HONOLULU, EAT THINK DRINK: Healthy People, Healthy Planet presented by Hawaiian Airlines will gather innovative minds to lead a conversation on the symbiotic relationship between wellness and sustainability.

Our panel of renowned experts will dissect the critical role that consumer actions play in growing an eco-conscious future. The conversation will identify key points and opportunities to establish a long-term impact, including: Where can we identify intersections between wellness and sustainability initiatives and encourage systemic change? In what ways can these two industries work together to act as catalysts for a healthier, greener Hawaii? How can global leaders leverage their power to influence a shift towards sustainable consumerism?

The evening will be kicked with an inspiring talk by Keynote Speaker Peggy Liu, chairperson of JUCCCE, an internationally-recognized nonprofit dedicated to building a greener China, and one of the world’s leading minds in sustainability and cross-cultural collaboration. Afterward, the conversation will be moderated by Kimi Werner, a U.S. National Spearfishing Champion, a globally-renowned advocate for sustainable food systems and an ambassador of Patagonia Provisions. Featured panelists include Kim Johnson of the Kokua Hawaii Foundation and Noelani Kalipi of the Kohala Institute.

Featured chefs include Keith Pajinag of Ravish Honolulu at THE MODERN HONOLULU, Eric Oto of Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Lawrence Nakamoto of Mariposa’s at Neiman Marcus and Troy Terorotua of BREW'd. Unwrap flavorful treats handmade by OnoPops and enjoy a variety of refreshing libations shaken and stirred by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.

EAT THINK DRINK is presented by Hawaiian Airlines and supported by Alexander & Baldwin, FIJI Water, Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, HONOLULU Family, HONOLULU Magazine, Kamehameha Schools, Lendlease, The Modern Honolulu, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, TOSSWARE and Ulupono Initiative.

 

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