Learn Wellness and Sustainable Living at EAT THINK DRINK: Healthy People, Healthy Planet

(Sponsored) Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation’s second event in the series takes place on Monday, Jan. 29 at The Modern Honolulu.
EAT THINK DRINK: Healthy People, Healthy Living
Photos: courtesy of Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation


As one of the most isolated archipelagos in the world, Hawai‘i must work hard to protect and preserve its fragile ecosystems and limited natural resources. However, as today’s consumer society continues to place emphasis on convenience, our Islands’ environment and communities are becoming more and more at-risk.


On Monday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Modern Honolulu, EAT THINK DRINK: Healthy People, Healthy Planet presented by Hawaiian Airlines will gather innovative minds to lead a conversation on the symbiotic relationship between wellness and sustainability.


Peggy Liu, Kimi Werner
Left: Peggy Liu, chairperson of the nonprofit JUCCCE. Right: Kimi Werner, U.S. National Spearfishing Champion and Ambassador of Patagonia Provisions.


The evening kicks off with an inspiring talk by keynote speaker Peggy Liu, chairperson of JUCCCE, an internationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to building a greener China, and one of the world’s leading minds in sustainability and cross-cultural collaboration. Afterward, the conversation will be moderated by U.S. National Spearfishing champion Kimi Werner, a globally renowned advocate for sustainable food systems and ambassador of Patagonia Provisions.


Kim Johnson, Noelani Kalipi
left: kim johnson, kokua Hawai‘i Foundation. Right: Noelani Kalipi, Kohala Institute.


A panel of experts including Kim Johnson of the Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation and Noelani Kalipi of the Kohala Institute will dissect the critical role that consumer actions play in growing an eco-conscious future. The conversation will focus on key questions such as: Where can we identify intersections between wellness and sustainability initiatives and encourage systemic change? In what ways can these two industries work together to act as catalysts for a healthier, greener Hawai‘i? How can global leaders leverage their power to influence a shift towards sustainable consumerism?


Featured chefs include Keith Pajinag of Ravish Honolulu at The Modern Honolulu, Eric Oto of Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Lawrence Nakamoto of Mariposa’s at Neiman Marcus and Troy Terorotua of BREW'd. Unwrap flavorful treats handmade by OnoPops and enjoy a variety of refreshing libations shaken and stirred by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.


For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. For more information on the Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation, visit hawaiiagfoundation.org.