DIY Cleaning Hacks

While spring-cleaning, ditch those bottles and containers filled with harmful chemicals and substitute them with these do-it-yourself products made from these three common household items!

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Spring Clean Sustainably

Spring is here, which means it’s time to clean out your closets and tidy up around the house, but don’t forget to keep in mind your impact on the environment. Give your home a fresh start with some of these sustainable spring-cleaning tips!

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Single-Use Plastic Items You Can Quit TODAY

Plastic is a cheap, convenient material that can be found in almost every aspect of our daily lives. Popularized in the 1960s, plastic materials have revolutionized a variety of industries from the creation of non-permeable biohazard bags used by medical professionals to the improvement of safe food storage. Although the benefits of plastic are undeniable, […]

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Plastic Pollution Awareness Day

What started off as a local partnership between Georgia state senators and a teenage environmental activist, Plastic Pollution Awareness Day has developed into a worldwide movement to further raise awareness surrounding plastic pollution and its toxic effect on the environment. Join millions across the globe for Plastic Pollution Awareness Day on February 15 with these […]

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BMP Tip: Run-on Diversions

How can you best manage storm water run-on at your construction site? Are you doing ground disturbing activities and trying to manage storm water? Do you have the challenge of storm water running on to your project from another property? Should you divert the storm water around or through your project? Run-on is storm water […]

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Trash Reduction Plan

Did you know that approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic and other debris ends up in the world’s oceans every year? In addition to being unsightly while enjoying a day at the beach, these plastics and other debris threaten entire ecosystems and the food supply of both wild animals and humans. The State of […]

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2018 Protect Our Water Conference

The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) hosted its 2018 Protect Our Water Conference on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Pōmaikaʻi Ballrooms. At the conference, approximately 400 attendees comprised of HDOT employees, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, other MS4 permittees, vendors, and state and federal agencies discussed best management practices concerning construction storm water. Thank you […]

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28-Day Plastic Purge Challenge

The New Year is here! Be “green” in 2019 and add sustainability to your list of New Years Resolutions by taking the “28-Day Plastic Purge Challenge.” Plastic is everywhere and can harbor harmful materials such as phthalates and BPA. The focus of the “28-Day Plastic Purge” is to be more aware of these toxic chemicals […]

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DOT HWYS Oahu’s Q4 2018 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to the Fleet and Family Readiness Program, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s First Quarter 2019 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Farrington Highway from Waipahu Depot Street to Leoleo Street. “As members of the Fleet and Family Readiness Program, we believe in giving back to our community and making Oahu a cleaner and trash-free environment […]

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‘Tis the Season for Minimizing Waste

While the holiday season brings people together, it’s also the time of year that generates the most trash and waste materials. Celebrate sustainability this holiday season with these environmentally friendly ways to reduce, re-use, and recycle:

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