Jennifer Kane

Jennifer Kane
Board Director
Jennifer Kaleouionalani Metz Kane has been one of Recycle Hawaii’s Board Directors since July 2016. While living on Oahu she became interested in Zero-Waste living after learning that the City and County of Honolulu was planning to ship trash away from the state in 2010.  Jen decided to see if she could make a change in her own choices related to solid waste and attempted a “Trash-Free Year” experiment the following year.  To keep herself honest she set some personal rules and she kept a blog called Trash Free Year to share her experiences.  In 365 days, she produced less than a pound of trash that fit in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag. Jen feels extremely fortunate to work with the other Recycle Hawaii board members who are also passionate about recycling and waste reduction on moving Hawaii Island to a more environmentally sustainable future.

Current Affiliation(s):

Full Time Mom
Kane Ohana
Tinkergarden Leader
Volunteer Neighborhood Little Fire Ant Coordinator
Big Island Invasive Species Committee

Past Affiliation(s):

Outreach and Education Specialist
NOAA Fisheries Service
Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii (RCUH)
Program Manager
Earth Island Program
Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)
Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii (RCUH)
Recycling Specialist
University of Oregon   


M.A. in Environmental Education and Interpretation
University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point