How to “Upcycle” Your Laundry Detergent Container Into a Beach Bucket

Summer is for beach days, and what’s a beach day without fun toys? Follow this simple DIY to make a recycled beach bucket. When you’ve used up your laundry detergent, don’t throw away the container! Upcycle the container into a beach bucket. Simply cut off the bottom of the container, preferably at an angle, and […]

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Make Your Own Mini Greenhouse

If you have limited space and a green thumb, try this simple DIY to make your own miniature greenhouse! All you have to do is remove the bottom of a large plastic bottle (preferably a gallon jug), unscrew the cap, place over a seedling, and you have a greenhouse! Although simple, it is surprisingly effective […]

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Recap of School Visits

As the 2017 – 2018 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. Pohakea Elementary School […]

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DOT HWYS Oahu’s Q2 2018 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & IMF 1st Class Association, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Second Quarter 2018 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is from Kamehameha Highway (from the H1 underpass) to Honomanu Street. Members of the First Class Petty Officer’s Association (FCPOA) at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) […]

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Construction BMP Tip: Material Storage

Are your construction materials properly stored on your project to minimize storm water pollution? During construction, storing various types of material is needed and proper handling is required to prevent and reduce storm water pollution. Establishing practices and procedures for handling and storing construction materials through the life of a project can minimize the potential […]

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Eroded Slope Repair

The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District (DOT-HWYS) continued repairing areas of erosion along its roadways during 2017. As part of the Permanent Erosion Control Program, DOT-HWYS completed permanent repairs at thirteen sites in 2017, in addition to fourteen sites completed in 2016. These erosion repair projects occurred along the H-1 […]

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Home Water Conservation

Compared to other states across the nation, water conservation has been a prevalent practice throughout Hawaii’s history in which residents are encouraged to proactively conserve our island’s natural resources. From cleaning dishes, taking showers, and flushing toilets, our daily tasks add up and can result in many gallons of water being used every month. Conserving […]

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How To Organize Sustainably

Are you looking to step into spring with a clean start? Look no further than your own home, as one man’s trash can turn into another man’s treasure. Stay organized and try these thrifty DIY crafts to help manage household clutter and keep reusable items from adding up in the garbage.  

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DOT-HWYS Oahu’s Q1 2018 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters of Hawaii, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s First Quarter 2018 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Vineyard Boulevard to Country Club Road in Nu’uanu. “At Tenrikyo, we teach that by helping our community we too will receive the grace that drives us to be better people for others,” said Noriaki Sakagami […]

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Downspout Filters

Have you ever wondered where storm water runoff from elevated highways and bridges goes? These structures typically have drain inlets that are connected to pipes that convey the storm water, along with trash and other pollutants, to the ground, or storm system below. As part of the Action Plan for Retrofitting Structural BMPs DOT-HWYS recently […]

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