Community Outreach

Celebrate World Water Day on March 22

Did you know that being more efficient with your use of water will reduce greenhouse gases? Did you know that water can affect climate change, protect health and save lives? This year, celebrate World Water Day by taking a small step in your own life and home by changing your water habits. Our Earth and […]

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5 Easy Steps to an Environmentally Friendly Beach Day

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.

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Protect Our Water Conference Field BMP Demo Day

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. […]

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31 Day Eco-Friendly Challenge

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 […]

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Say No to Plastic in 2020

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 […]

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5 Easy Tips to a More Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

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 […]

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DIY Holiday Decor

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.  

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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 […]

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Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving Holiday Tips

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 […]

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Zero Waste Cooking – Proper Food Disposal

Thanksgiving is a “foodies” favorite holiday. It’s also one of the most wasteful holidays of the year. We as a society are trained to believe that excessive amounts of food are what make this day so special, when in fact we are being incredibly wasteful. Follow these tips for some new ways to watch your […]

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