Team Member Transformation: Janelle M.

Janelle M. is our Front-end Supervisor at Down to Earth Kailua and a beloved member of the Windward community. She's from Waimanalo and grew up on a typical Hawaiian diet, which consisted of a lot of meat and animal products. She was struggling with excess weight when she began working for Down to Earth Kailua in February 2019. Working in a health-conscious environment helped her resolve to improve her own health and lose weight with lifestyle changes. Since then she has a lost a total of 32 pounds and she is keeping the weight off.

Non-GMO and Fair Trade Month - What, Why, and How

October is a special month this year as Down to Earth is celebrating the annual Non-GMO Month and Fair Trade month. These two labels can be found on many products on our shelves and we are proud to support brands that are certified Non-GMO or Fair Trade because it means supporting companies that are dedicated to what is pono for our communities, our environment, and our future.

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Growing a better, greener tomorrow: Visiting Ma’o Organic Farms

Updated Blog Post 10/8/20

Down to Earth loves supporting vendors who do more than just sell a product, they improve lives. Maʻo Organic Farm is one of our favorite produce suppliers because they do just that! Not only do they grow delicious produce sustainably, but they are also preparing the youth of Oʻahu’s west side to be future leaders.

High Quality, All-Natural CBD to Benefit You, Inside & Out

Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, the naturally-occurring chemical compound in cannabis plants, is now on our shelves! HB1819 was passed at the Hawaii State Legislature this year and Governor Ige signed it into law as Act 014 in August. This is great news for Hawaii because it is now legal for our farmers to apply to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to become licensed to grow, process, and sell hemp products. It also means Down to Earth can source the best hemp and CBD products and stock it for you!

4 Sustainable and Regenerative Brands You'll Love!

Sustainable and regenerative food production is key for us at Down to Earth. We are proud to carry these brands that are doing amazing things for the world and for future generations. Like these brands, Sustainability is one of Down to Earth's core values since we first started on Maui back in 1977. One of the most impactful ways to be sustainable is to increase your consumption of plant-based meals or to practice a plant-based lifestyle like us. Did you know that Down to Earth has been plant-based since Day 1! 

Welcome Back CBD!

Mahalo to the State Legislators and Governor Ige for signing HB1819 into law, which legalizes the growth of hemp in the State and allows the processing and sale of hemp products. We are thrilled to be able to offer CBD products on our shelves again. Check out our Wellness Departments to stock back up! Product availability will vary at each location.

Manuka Honey - What is it and What is it Good for?

Manuka Honey is a unique honey found in New Zealand and Australia. The Manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium) flowers for only 2-6 weeks of the year making it an extremely rare honey to produce.

Traditional medicine has used Manuka Honey for hundreds of years on a broad range of ailments like immunity, digestion, skin care, and oral health. One of it's powerful properties is a anti-bacterial compound called Methylglyoxal (MGO) - which is said to be responsible for the honey's healing properties. The high content of MGO can only be consistently found in Manuka honey.

Sustainable (and Safe) September: Sustainable Swaps

Climate change and plastic pollution are catastrophic problems that seem overwhelming. Can ordinary people actually do anything to make a significant impact? Yes! There are simple sustainable swaps that really make a difference in our environmental and future well-being.

Our stores are focused on sustainability by providing information and inspiration—all of us can make a difference with easy shifts in our daily lives. Join us in making real change and a real positive impact, one simple sustainable swap at a time.

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