When the sun is shining, the beach is the perfect destination to relax on the sand or go for a swim. To ensure that your next beach day is environmentally friendly, here are five easy swaps that keep our beaches clean and your lifestyle sustainable.
In Hawai’i, rain is a part of everyday life. The consistent showers are fantastic for helping farmers grow crops, protecting our local plants and wildlife, and producing stunning rainbows. In moderation, rain protects our ecosystem and allows it to flourish. However, as we approach the peak of the rainy season in the Hawaiian Islands, it […]
On Thursday, November 14, 2019, over thirty people participated in a Field BMP Demonstration Day held at the Hawaiian Earth Recycling facility located in Kapolei, Hawaii on the Island of Oahu. The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation partnered with local distributors and vendors of sediment and erosion control products to host the field demonstration. […]
In April, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We are challenging you to be trash free and treat every day as Earth Day! An easy way to get started is by participating in your 31 Day Challenge. It is important to not only set a New Year’s resolution, but to also have […]
The new year and a new decade have brought with it some exciting changes. A new ban on plastics on Oahu is now in effect, prohibiting Oahu retailers from distributing plastic bags to shoppers immediately. By 2021, basically all plastic utensils will be banned, as well as plastic containers from restaurants by 2022. When plastics […]
Congratulations to DTRIC Insurance, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Fourth Quarter 2019 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Ala Moana Boulevard from Piikoi Street to Kalakaua Avenue. “DTRIC Insurance is honored to be selected as this quarter’s Adopt-A-Highway Champion,” said Wenli Lin Chief Marketing Officer of DTRIC Insurance. “At DTRIC, we value giving back to the […]
The holidays have arrived and while it’s a joyful time of year, it’s also a time where extra tons of waste are produced. It’s important that no matter how busy we get, we always remember to do what’s best for the environment. Below are five simple and helpful tips for creating a more eco-friendly holiday […]
Do you love decorating for the holidays? Get creative this year by making your own decorations! From snow globes to ornaments, we have some quick and easy DIY projects for you and the family to enjoy. Not only will you be helping the environment, but also creating new memories together.
Once the holidays are over, we should continue to keep our environment beautiful. Instead of throwing your tree away this year, opt for recycling. When you recycle your tree, it can be repurposed into mulch or wood chips instead of ending up in the landfill. Here are a few options for recycling below. Cut your […]
For many communities across the nation, the Thanksgiving holiday represents food, celebration, and togetherness. Thanksgiving also typically implies excess. Whether this excess comes in the form of food, waste, or energy, it can have major negative impacts on the environment and your wallet. On average, Americans waste about 165 billion dollars in uneaten food per […]