DIY Holiday Decor

Do you love decorating for the holidays? Get creative this year by making your own decorations! From snow globes to ornaments, we have some quick and easy DIY projects for you and the family to enjoy. Not only will you be helping the environment, but also creating new memories together.  

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Once the holidays are over, we should continue to keep our environment beautiful. Instead of throwing your tree away this year, opt for recycling. When you recycle your tree, it can be repurposed into mulch or wood chips instead of ending up in the landfill. Here are a few options for recycling below. Cut your […]

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Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving Holiday Tips

For many communities across the nation, the Thanksgiving holiday represents food, celebration, and togetherness. Thanksgiving also typically implies excess. Whether this excess comes in the form of food, waste, or energy, it can have major negative impacts on the environment and your wallet. On average, Americans waste about 165 billion dollars in uneaten food per […]

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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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