Community Outreach

Water Conservation Tips

Water is one of the most utilized and important elements in our natural daily lives. Water is used in a variety of ways in nearly everything we do. The components of water and water’s different forms make up numerous benefits for humans, animals, and plants alike. Unfortunately, only a minuscule portion of the Earth’s natural […]

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DIY Rain Barrel

We are approaching Hawaii’s rainy season, which lasts from November through March, which means now is a great time to prepare your outdoor spaces for wetter weather. Regardless of what your outdoor space resembles —a lanai, small garden, or larger backyard — creating a fresh outdoor space is a great way to take a break […]

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World Water Monitoring Day

Water is our most important resource and all living organisms need it to survive. But did you know that only 1%of the Earth’s freshwater is available for our use? Nearly 97% of all water is saltwater and the other 2% is freshwater frozen in glaciers. Due to this fact, we need to ensure that we […]

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How to Grow an Herb Garden

As the community continues to social distance and spend time at home, many have discovered and developed their green thumb. Starting your own garden filled with your favorite herbs and produce is not only a great way to spend time as a family, but is an excellent way to save money. Regardless of where you […]

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DIY Household Cleaning Agents

Household cleaning products can be hard on your wallet and the environment. Many cleaning products are made using harsh chemicals that can be toxic to humans, pets, and the outdoors. By making your own cleaning products, you can save both money and the environment. There are many common household items that can be used individually […]

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Construction BMPs Project Highlight: Freeway Management System, Phase 2

The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District (DOT-HWYS) has numerous roadway construction projects that vary in size and complexity. All construction projects, regardless of size or area of land disturbance, must implement best management practices (BMPs) to control sediment and prevent erosion. For this quarter, we want to highlight the Freeway […]

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How To: Make Your Own Reusable Bags

Have you found extra fabric laying around after trying DIY face masks? With beach season upon us, a great way to save the environment and your budget is to bring your own snacks in a reusable container. Enjoy making these DIY reusable bags to carry light snacks with you wherever you go. Instructions: Cut two […]

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DIY Compost Bin

Compost is decomposed organic matter that is full of nutrients and can be used as a fertilizer in planting soil. Compost is a great way to recycle produce that would otherwise be considered waste. Making your own compost bin is a simple way to reduce food waste, while also feeding your garden. Materials Container and […]

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Turn Your Empty Toilet Paper Rolls into Crafts

As we’re all adjusting to the current order to stay home, everyone is looking for new ways to entertain themselves and their kids. Now is the perfect time to channel some inner creativity and learn how to reuse the resources available to us to create something fun, beautiful and functional. We all have a little […]

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Earth Day 2020

Today is Earth Day 2020! This year will prove to be quite different from years past, making for a unique 50th anniversary of this global event. The 2020 theme is Climate Action, inspired by the many climate challenges presented in recent years. EarthDay.org explains that, “Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of […]

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