Community Outreach

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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Garage Clean-out

The garage is intended for vehicle shelter, but often becomes a dumping ground for any and all knickknacks, eventually becoming a giant pit of improperly placed junk. While the state remains under a strict shelter in place order, use this this time to give your car the space it deserves, and give yourself some much […]

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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 how we use 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 use […]

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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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