Community Outreach

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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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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‘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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Zero-Waste Holiday Decorating and Gift Giving

Get ready for the holidays in style with these simple decorating ideas that will transform any home into a winter wonderland. Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Alternatives: Make your gift standout under the tree this season with these alternative gift wrapping options made from old magazines, maps, and newspapers. Learn more. DIY Ornaments: Decorate your Christmas tree […]

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Zero-Waste Cooking this Thanksgiving

Holidays can be stressful, but deciding what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers should be a piece of cake! Get creative with these recipes made from Thanksgiving staples like turkey, bread and veggies. Turkey Jook: For a local take on leftovers, grab some ginger and rice to make this delicious turkey jook. Read the full […]

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How to Be “Green” on Black Friday

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, millions of shoppers around the world will soon be flocking to malls, department stores, and retailers in celebration of the busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. Although this unofficial shopping bonanza creates opportunities for bargain hunters to save on their favorite brand names, Black Friday also generates […]

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