Are you holding onto something valuable, but no longer need or use? For the fifth year, Sustainable Kohala is kicking off its annual fundraising project, the Green Auction at the Kohala Country Fair Oct 4. The grass-roots network of local citizens committed to promoting sustainability is looking for donations of services, products works of art, locally made items or anything that has a market value of at least $40 to support the organization.
Sustainable Kohala has many educational films and has sponsored a wide variety of workshops. For the last two years, they have offered a free, bi-monthly Sustainable Saturday Series of talks, demonstrations, and important know-how sessions.
In addition, Sustainable Kohala’s micro grant program has enabled a free seed bank at the Kohala Public Library, soil tests for the high school and elementary school gardens, fireweed suppression, and plants for Saturday market customers.
Last year, Community Emergency Response Team volunteers joined in facilitating the Green Auction. The partnership has strengthened the community’s resilience and preparedness. The CERT Team also needs financial support to purchase equipment for emergency use. To donate, call Valerie Barnes, 889-5274 before Sept. 10.