Kupu means “to sprout” or “to grow” in Hawaiian. The kupukupu fern teaches growth, resilience, and renewal in the face of great change.
“The kupukupu fern is one of the first plants to bring life back to the land after a lava flow. Our goal is for Kupu and its programs to restore life to the land, ocean, communities, and to the individuals we serve,” says John Leong CEO of PONO PACIFIC & KUPU HAWAI’I.
KUPU HAWAI’I, a Honolulu-based non-profit, affirms the Hawaiian notion of “ma ka hana ka ’ike” or “in working one learns.” This approach has led to the creation of hundreds of green internships and service-learning opportunities to support more than 100 partner sites across Hawai’i and the Pacific region. A portion of proceeds from this purchase will go to KUPU HAWAI’I,
- David Shepard