Mililani Ike Elementary earns a visit from Jack Johnson for recyclingUPDATED 8:19 PM HST May 07, 2014Video Transcript
It's better than any pizza or cup cake party in school. Today singer Jack Johnson surprised hundreds of Millani Ike Elementary school students with a impromptu performance! KITV4's Cam Tran reports on what the keiki did to earn the unique treat... it's all new tonight at six. 34-37 55-1:00 1:35-1:38 NATS: 03:27 IT'S MY PLEASURE FOR ME TO INTRODUCE TO YOU JACK JOHNSON!!! SCREAMING Mililani Ike Elementary students screamed and cheered in delight as a local singer Jack Johnson surprised the kids with a mini-concert this afternoon. NATS OF HIM SINGING: 9:29 REYCLE,WE GOTTA LEARN TO RECYLE. And recycle is what earned these keiki this special performance. The students won the first ever Bottle Cap Collection Challenge sponsored by Johnson's non profit Kokua Hawaii Foundation. CAROL FEINGA, KOKUA HAWAII FOUNDATION 30:10 THE STUDENTS HERE AT MILIANI IKE ELEMTENARY SCHOOL COLLECTED OVER 14- HUNDRED POUNDS OF BOTTLE CAPS WITH THE SUPPORT OF THEIR COMMUNITY PARENTS. 56 Department of Education schools participated in the challenge, collecting more than 21-thousand pounds of bottle caps. JACK JOHNSON:LOC AL MUSICIAN IN: 17:54 A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THE SINGLE USE WATER BOTTLES YOU CAN RECYCLE THE BOTTLE PARTS THEMSELVES BUT THE BOTTLE CAPS CAN'T BE RECYCLED AND WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO BRING ATTENTION TO THAT IS WHY WE'RE DOING THE BOTTLE CAP PROJECT 18:06 The caps were sent to California and recycled into toothbrushes and soap bottles. FEINGA, IN:31:49 THOSE PRODUCTS ONCE THEY ARE DONE, SAMPLES OF THE PRODUCTS WILL BE SENT BACK TO THE SCHOOLS SO THEY CAN SEE WHAT THEIR EFFORTS HAVE GONE TO AND WE HOPE IT WILL ENCOURAGE KIDS TO REDUCE THE USE OF SINGLE USE PLASTICS. For the keiki the the project and performance was a fun lesson on how to reduce, reuse and recycle. ELLA TOM, MILILANI IKE 3RD GRADER: IN16:42 I LEANRED THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO RECYCLE AND IF YOU DO GREAT THINGS TO THE WORLD THE WORLD WILL GIVE YOU BACK 16:49 Reporting from Mililani, Cam Tran KITV 4 News. Jack Johnson will be having a concert on August FIRST at the Waikiki Shell. Ticket sales start on Saturday at 10 am for kama'aina and to the general public on Sunday.