Community Outreach

Zero-Waste Cooking this Thanksgiving

Holidays can be stressful, but deciding what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers should be a piece of cake! Get creative with these recipes made from Thanksgiving staples like turkey, bread and veggies. Turkey Holiday Hash: If guests didn’t gobble up all the turkey this year, grab some dressing, gravy and fresh savory ingredients to […]

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How to Be “Green” on Black Friday

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, millions of shoppers around the world will soon be flocking to malls, department stores and retailers in celebration of the busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. Although this unofficial shopping bonanza creates opportunities for bargain hunters to save on their favorite brand names, Black Friday also generates […]

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Make a Difference Month

Across the nation, millions of people will be joining forces this October to celebrate “Make A Difference Month.” In Hawaii, the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), Highways Division is calling all keiki, kupuna, and concerned local residents to “make a difference” by helping prevent storm water pollution throughout October in celebration of Make […]

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2018 Annual Maintenance Baseyard Storm Water Training Champions

Congratulations to the Honolulu Crew for winning the Annual Maintenance Baseyard Storm Water Training Quiz Competition. The training and quiz event took place in July, with heavy competition between the 13 maintenance crews. The Honolulu Crew had the highest average score on the post-training quiz (average of 19.45 points out of 20 possible). As the […]

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How to “Upcycle” Your Laundry Detergent Container Into a Beach Bucket

Summer is for beach days, and what’s a beach day without fun toys? Follow this simple DIY to make a recycled beach bucket. When you’ve used up your laundry detergent, don’t throw away the container! Upcycle the container into a beach bucket. Simply cut off the bottom of the container, preferably at an angle, and […]

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Make Your Own Mini Greenhouse

If you have limited space and a green thumb, try this simple DIY to make your own miniature greenhouse! All you have to do is remove the bottom of a large plastic bottle (preferably a gallon jug), unscrew the cap, place over a seedling, and you have a greenhouse! Although simple, it is surprisingly effective […]

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Recap of School Visits

As the 2017 – 2018 school year comes to a close, we say “Mahalo” to all the students and teachers who participated in our school presentations! This year, our Storm Water team visited the following schools to share information about Oahu’s storm drains and tips on how to prevent storm water pollution. Pohakea Elementary School […]

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Home Water Conservation

Compared to other states across the nation, water conservation has been a prevalent practice throughout Hawaii’s history in which residents are encouraged to proactively conserve our island’s natural resources. From cleaning dishes, taking showers, and flushing toilets, our daily tasks add up and can result in many gallons of water being used every month. Conserving […]

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How To Organize Sustainably

Are you looking to step into spring with a clean start? Look no further than your own home, as one man’s trash can turn into another man’s treasure. Stay organized and try these thrifty DIY crafts to help manage household clutter and keep reusable items from adding up in the garbage.  

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Rainy Season Tips

It’s rainy season in Hawaii, and while it has its positive affects, it also leads to pollutants being washed into our storm drains and into the ocean. Here are a few reminders on how you can help to keep our storm drains free of these harmful items.      

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