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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100 BY 2045

Sustainability initiatives have taken over the globe. With recent climate emergency notices and advocates, our society has started to brand awareness for an eco-friendly change in everyday action. The state of Hawaii is considered one of the world’s leaders for improving sustainability, and the state has recently passed an initiative to become 100 percent clean […]

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Recognizing E-Waste Awareness Day

As society moves forward in the age of technology, the improper disposal of electronic waste, or e-waste, has become a growing problem around the world. Comprised of electrical and electronic equipment (i.e. laptops, computers, mobile phones, TVs, etc.), e-waste is composed of hazardous toxins that may be harmful to the environment when mishandled or disposed […]

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2019 Annual Maintenance Baseyard Storm Water Training Champions

Congratulations to the Oahu District Motor Pool for winning the Annual Maintenance Baseyard Storm Water Training Quiz Competition! The training and quiz event took place in July, with heavy competition between the 13 maintenance crews. The Motor Pool had the highest average score on the post-training quiz, with an average of 19.78 out of 20 […]

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Waste-Less and Raise Awareness for Trash-Free Seas this Halloween

Between the shores of Hawaii and the coasts of California lies a pooling of plastic waste spreading over 600,000 square miles across the Pacific Ocean. This is known as the “Pacific Garbage Patch.” This floating pool of waste contains at least 79,000 tons of materials that are toxic to our waters and the marine life […]

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DOT HWYS Oahu’s Q3 2019 Adopt-A-Highway Champion

Congratulations to Paradise Crew, Iron Order MC, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Third Quarter 2019 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Kunia Road, near the Hawaii Country Club Golf Course The Paradise Crew Hawaii, Iron Order MC is especially honored to be selected as the Q3 Adopt-A-Highway Champion,” said Scott Folsom of Paradise Crew, Iron Order […]

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Clean Up Your Act This September and Join Adopt-A-Highway

On September 21, 2019, people worldwide will be coming together in observance of World Cleanup Day, celebrating a global effort to keep our environment clean and trash-free. World Cleanup Day was first inspired by a national initiative in the Norther European country of Estonia in 2008, where 50,000 citizens worked together to clean the whole […]

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Going Green this Back-to-School Season

School is starting for students throughout Hawaii, and now is a great time to think about what you can do to reduce, reuse, and recycle. In preparation for the back-to-school season, here are eight helpful tips to consider when going green this year. Sources: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/great-energy-challenge/2011/eight-ways-to-go-green-for-back-to-school/ http://kanecountyconnects.com/2018/08/6-amazing-tips-for-a-green-back-to-school-season/ https://harmony1.com/8-green-tips-for-back-to-school/

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Green Your Wardrobe!

While clothes used to be a long-term investment, the society we live in now has created a culture of “fast fashion” – where we buy cheap garments for short-term use before replacing them with the next trending item. The result of this is a disastrous impact on our environment. Here are five ways you can […]

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Construction BMPs Project Highlight: Slope Improvements Phase 8

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 Slope […]

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