Community Outreach

Single-Use to Multi-Use

Did you know that plastic bottles can take about 450 years to completely decompose? Here are a few summer projects that will make you reconsider transforming a single-use plastic bottle into multi-use reusable items around your home. Here are a few projects that involve plastic water bottles and other household materials:   Sources: http://greatthingsfirst.co/how-to-make-plastic-bottle-bird-feeder-diy-bird-feeder-plastic-bottle/ http://www.diyhowto.org/diy-self-watering-seed-starter-pot-planter/ […]

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School Presentation Recap for 2018-2019 School Year

As the 2018 – 2019 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. Waimanalo Elementary School […]

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World Oceans Month

June is World Oceans Month! Celebrate the beauty of this natural wonder and its ability to give life to our environment. Our ocean is the breath of our planet as it provides: The Air We Breathe. The ocean produces over half of the world’s oxygen and stores 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere. […]

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Top 10 Ways to Fight for Trash Free Seas

An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic enters our oceans each year, and over the last 30 years, over 220 million pounds of trash has been picked up from shorelines around the world. Of the numerous trash items found in our waters, the following are the most common: Tackling the problem of plastic and […]

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Hurricane Preparedness

Getting ready for a hurricane can be stressful, which is why you should always be fully prepared in advance. Since we are quickly approaching hurricane season, it’s definitely time to start preparing if you haven’t done so already. Hurricanes, a type of storm also known as Tropical Cyclones, can produce life-threatening effects such as: High […]

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DIY Emergency Kit

You should always have an Emergency Kit ready in your home in preparation for any disasters. This will save you precious time during those crucial moments before the disaster arrives. To assemble your kit, store your items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as […]

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How to Drive Safely Before, During, and After a Natural Disaster

If you are driving, it is important to know what to do when a hurricane or another natural disaster is looming. Your vehicle may be an invaluable tool to get you to safety and it is important to know how to protect yourself, your passengers and other fellow drivers. Because hurricanes may occur sooner than […]

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Get Organized Sustainably

Spring is in full swing! While consolidating the contents of overstuffed drawers and cleaning out those crowded closets, consider getting organized sustainably with some of these tips for “upcycling” regular household items. Toilet Paper Roll Desk Organizer Gather toilet paper rolls, a piece of cardboard for your base, hot glue, a sharp knife, and any […]

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Tips on Home Water Conservation

On average, Americans use between 80-100 gallons of water per day. Between showers, laundry, and other daily activities, be more conscious of your daily water usage this spring by adhering to the following conservation tips:

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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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