MEDIA ADVISORY: Pints for plants—Lyon Arboretum’s educational event at Honolulu Beerworks

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Marc Arakaki, (808) 829-0750
Spokesperson/Content Producer, UH Communications
Posted: Dec 8, 2023

WHAT: The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Lyon Arboretum and the Plant Extinction Prevention Program are hosting a community event to celebrate and educate the public about our beautiful, but endangered native plants and the threat that climate change poses to their existence.

WHERE: Honolulu Beerworks, 328 Cooke St, Honolulu, HI 96813

WHEN: Saturday, December 9, noon–5 p.m.

WHY: This event is part of the arboretum’s collaboration with the U.S. Botanic Garden’s Plants and Climate Change Education program. With a cohort of five other botanic gardens and arboreta, the project aims to create and develop plant-centered climate change education activities, curricula and models that can be shared across the community.

The Lyon Arboretum project, “E ola nā mea ulu o Hawaiʻi—Thrive the growing things of Hawaiʻi,” provides many events and activities for the general public to learn about climate change and the effects it has on Hawaiʻi’s most endangered endemic species of plants, and also solutions informed by Indigenous Hawaiian practices.


  • A special brew was created for the occasion: Hāhā-loha, a grape sour beer. The label features the family of endemic Hawaiian cyanea plants that are some of the most rare plants in the world.
  • Part of the proceeds from the sale of the beer will go to Lyon Arboretum and the Plant Extinction Prevention Program.
  • For more information, visit this website.