Kupu and Kokua Hawai 'i Foundation's annual Hawaii Youth Sustainability Challenge offers students a chance to create and work directly in environment sustaibility projects. One student, Yongjin Lee, a 17 year old from Honolulu, choice to work with the Oahu Army Natural Resource Program who are in need of more native plant seeds for their restoration projects. The Army gave him $100 and guidance while Lee planted aweoweo and uhaloa.
Aweoweo, Chenopodium oahuense, is a low growing shrub (2 to 8 feet) and is native to Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Lanai, Hawaii, plus Lisianski, Laysan, Necke, French Frigate Shoals, and Nihoa. The plant get's its name from the fishy smell it has when you crush its leaves and flowers. Aweoweo is also the name of the Hawaiin bigeye, Priacanthus meeki. a type of ray-finned fish. The word "äweoweo" means "glowing red".
"Other student projects included saving seeds from native plants ; increasing the efficiency of solar panels through biomimicry of reflective flowers ; eliminating invasive fish ; monitoring water quality in streams ; waste reduction ; Korean natural farming ; addressing food insecurity ; and designing sustainable products."
"Teams were awarded up to $1, 000. In five years, the Youth Sustainability Challenge has disbursed a total $60, 000 to 100 student projects."
Read the article from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser : https://www.yahoo.com/now/hawaiis-youth-plant-seeds-sustainability-161900044.html
Learn more about the Aweoweo shrub :
Learn more about the Aweoweo or Hawaiin Bigeye : http://www.hawaiisfishes.com/fish_of_month/past_fom/fom_11_03.htm
Learn more about the Uhaloa plant :
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