Eco Action Kids


The Green House received a $71,640 service-learning grant for Eco Action Kids from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board (YAB). It is one of only 63 community organizations to win a youth-led grant across the United States. This project rose to the top of the competition for its ability to help students cultivate relationships to Malama ka ‘aina (care of the land) in order to also Malama ke kai (care of the sea) through creative hands-on practices.

“The Green House’s Eco Action Kids program instills a deep rooted desire to care for the ocean and the islands,” said Brad Hilliard, State Farm spokesman. “This hands on environmental program teaches local students and their parents how to reduce waste, grow food and be creative with available resources.”

Over 750 organizations competed in this year’s YAB service-learning grant competition. The State Farm Youth Advisory Board has granted over $40 million since its inception in 2006, impacting over 21.5 million students.

With State Farm’s YAB grant, Eco Action Kids program has:

  • Partnered with 5 Oahu schools … 
    1. Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind
    2. Kailua Intermediate
    3. Pauoa Elementary
    4. SEEQS Charter
    5. Voyager Charter
  • Coordinated a February service-learning beach clean up at Kahuku Golf Course Beach, Malaekahana Beach and Waimanalo with our school partners and awesome friends at Surfrider Oahu
  • Built school gardens and taught lessons on healthy soil, composting and planting seeds
  • Created mosaic murals with each school, using plastic marine debris collected from the beach clean ups
  • Employed school garden educators, a mural artist, interns and service & sustainability learning students from Kapiolani Community College
  • Taught school parents and staff summer care tips for their gardens and worm systems

Mahalo State Farm for your generous funding and support of The Green House’s Eco Action Kids program!