Kōkua Hawaiʻi Eco-Friendly Binders for Environmental Education

We always love supporting the needs of nonprofits like the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, founded by musician Jack Johnson and his wife Kim. Their mission is to provide students with experiences that will enhance their appreciation for and understanding of their environment so they will be lifelong stewards of the earth.

Jack Johnson Kokua Foundation Green Binder

The Foundation has been a happy Guided customer for years, using our eco-friendly products in their work to support environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaiʻi.

When we found out that Kōkua needed a solution for binder labels not sticking due to the humidity on the islands, we were happy to help. Here's what we came up with: our custom-printed, recycled cardboard 2” ReBinder Original. As we were preparing to screen-print Kōkua’s beautiful artwork, the keen eyes of our printers noticed that the original mockup colors looked muted against the neutral surface of the binder, so we adjusted the plan to find colors that popped! We also used ink that is all water based, non-toxic, and non-VOC. (Literally a human could drink some of it.)

Guided Kokua Custom Binder

The Foundation is using the binders for their ʻĀINA In Schools curriculum and resources. ʻĀINA is a farm to school initiative that connects children to their local land, waters, and food to grow a healthier Hawaiʻi. Kōkua will distribute the finished binders to their volunteer docents and educators, who will be teaching garden, compost, and nutrition lessons this upcoming school year. School starts August 8th! 

Thanks for trusting us Jack and Kōkua.  Everyone can learn more and get involved here.

Jack Johnson of the the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation