Food for Thought

Initiated in 2008, the Food for Thought series offers a forum for dialog centered around Punahou’s sustainability initiative. Each event features a movie in combination with speakers, displays or tastings to further thinking about the movie topic. This series represents the school’s efforts to create opportunities to help us shape a more sustainable world together.


Food for Thought: Sushi: the Global Catch
Featuring a panel discussion with:

  • Laurie Carlson, Slow Food O'ahu
  • Jan Yoshioka and Jason Chow, Conservation International
  • Ed Kenney, Chef
  • Hi'ilei Kawelo, Paepae o He'eia

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Thurston Memorial Chapel

Past Events

Food for Thought: Lexicon of Sustainability Project

November 20, 2014
The Lexicon of Sustainability focuses on teaching people about the components of a more sustainable food system and the language we use to describe and understand it. More

"Seeds of Hope - Na Kupu Mana‘olana" (2012) Co-hosted by the Hawai‘i Rural Development Council

October 23, 2013
Seeds of Hope tells the story of Hawai‘i's return to local and traditional agriculture within the context of its growing food insecurity. More

“The Greenhorns” Co-hosted by Slow Food® O‘ahu

March 21, 2013
Exploring the lives of America’s young farming community and their stories. Event included tastings, a farmers’ market and discussion with local farmers. More

“Ingredients Hawai‘i” Co-hosted by Slow Food® O‘ahu

April 4, 2012
A film that inspires us to Live Hawai‘i and Love Hawai‘i through food. Event included samplings and the movie was followed by a discussion with Director Robert Bates. More

Focus on Honeybees in Our Islands

September 29 – October 1, 2011
Featuring the film: “Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?” with honey tastings and discussion with an invited panel. Educator Lecture by Jenny Back, Hawai‘i Island Bee Educator Honeybee Workshops: Grow a pollinator garden and Beginning beekeeping. More

Carbon Nation

July 27, 2011
A documentary that explores the need for clean energy to preserve the environment, national and energy security, and the public health. More

Recycled Life

April 13, 2011
Nominated for an Academy Award in 2007, is a gritty, thought-provoking portrayal of the lives of the thousands of people, called guajeros, who live and work in the Guatemala City garbage dump, Central America's largest and most toxic landfill. More

Eating in Place

September 21, 2010
A documentary about the local food movement in western Michigan, produced by the Grand Rapids Area Council for the Humanities and Calvin College. More





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