Hawai‘i Volcanic Water is proud to announce the grand opening of a new Earth friendly educational playground on Kauai that is built from recycled plastic and local sustainably sourced materials
December 14, 2019 marked the official opening of a new Earth-friendly educational playground on Kauai built almost entirely from recycled plastic and local sourced non-toxic natural building materials. This was the realization of a vision conceived more than five years ago by husband and wife Hawai‘i Volcanic Water founders and long time Kauai residents, Jason and Channon Donovan.
The playground is not only environmentally friendly but educational as well, reflecting the creation and history of the Hawaiian Islands. In addition to playground staples like jungle gym bars and a slide, there is an impressive climbing structure shaped like an erupting volcano and an extensive multi-level ahupua‘a (mountain-to-ocean land area) themed structure ready for adventure. Explorers can pretend navigating the Pacific Ocean with the stars as their guide just as the original Polynesian settlers did aboard double-hulled ocean sailing canoes. There are also sugarcane-era trains and many other fun surprises that park-goers young and old alike can enjoy.
“The project was inspired by our son Finn when he was five years young while we were playing at a science themed eco-playground in South Florida,” explains Donovan. “We had so much fun it was hard to leave, so Finn and I decided we needed to build an eco-learning playground where we live on Kauai. Huge mahalos to Joan and Bill Porter for accepting our proposal and for donating the land, initial funding, and wonderful heart and soul to make this happen for everyone who lives on or visits Kauai.”
Funded in part by the Hawaiian Volcanic Water Company, www.hawaiivolcanic.com, the playground is located at Anaina Hou Community Park at 5-2723 Kuhio Hwy. in Kilauea.
“I would like to thank the Donovans for their generous contribution and for putting our environment and children before profits. As a surfer, I truly appreciate their mission to reduce single-use plastic bottles,” said Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami. “I also commend the Porters for providing a gathering place for our community, as Anaina Hou Community park is a true gem for all.”
Donovan credits local contractor now master playground builder Bill Chase and the pros at www.playgroundsbyleathers.com for making the vision become “a solid and safe reality.” Special thanks are also given to the Anaina Hou team of Thomas Daubert, Jen Luck, and Frank Rothschild for their support and for seeing the project through to fruition. Donovan also expresses deep gratitude for the hundreds of people who volunteered their time, donated money, and contributed positive Mana (powerful energy) towards creating the playground.
“It takes a village!” says Donovan.
The playground is by far the largest Hawaii Volcanic Water Pono Program to date. “We started this company
to create positive changes in the World,” Channon said. Hawai‘i Volcanic partners with many nonprofit and
community organizations to support environmental and conservation programs here in Hawaii and also supports global efforts by www.onedrop.org and www.waves4water.org to get clean water to those who need it most.
Hawai‘i Volcanic Water is Hawaii’s #1 premium drinking water brand from Hawai‘i, for Hawai‘i.
The company bottles naturally alkaline artesian water from Hawaii island in both re-usable glass and recycled plastic. Learn more and join the #alohamovement – @hawaiivolcanic www.HawaiiVolcanic.com
In mid-February Hawai‘i Volcanic Water will be offering two new glass products in its line-up.
About Hawai‘i Volcanic Water
Founded by Hawaii residents husband and wife Jason and Channon Donovan in 2014, the company is a mission-focused, super premium, naturally alkaline beverage and active lifestyle brand. The company promotes “Living Aloha” by sponsoring and actively putting together hundreds of local Pono (Doing what’s right) programs throughout the State such as the new Kauai eco-playground, beach & reef cleanups, and bringing ocean debris collecting “Seabins” to Hawai’i in early 2019 to name a few.
The source of this healthy and delicious water is located at the companies bottling plant, deep within an abundant artesian aquifer on the slopes of the sacred Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii island. The waters naturally alkaline pH level averages 8+. Rain and snowmelt is filtered over decades through nearly 15,000 feet of mineral rich ancient lava rock into the aquifer, which has been sustainably recharged by more than one billion gallons of water each day every day for approximately one million years.
The Company is proud to call itself “Solutionary” which means it is heavily involved and invested in the research, development, and implementation of good for the Earth environmentally friendly packaging materials such as glass, recycled plastic (RPET), and no plastic tetra-paks. The company also supports the perfection of new algae-based plastics still in development that will be biodegradable and marine degradable. Once bottles can be produced from this material that are proven consumer-safe and shelf-stable, Hawai‘i Volcanic will be one of the first companies in the World to adopt this Eco-Packaging. For more details: firstname.lastname@example.org