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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Storm Water Best Management Practice Improvements at Windward Baseyard

The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division’s (DOT-HWYS) is engaged in ongoing efforts to reduce pollution from storm water runoff through the implementation of the Action Plan for Retrofitting Structural BMPs and the Trash Reduction Plan. Both plans prescribe storm water Best Management Practice (BMP) improvements of DOT-HWYS Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System […]

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Single-Use to Multi-Use

Did you know that plastic bottles can take up to 450 years to completely decompose? Here are a few summer projects that will make you consider transforming those single-use plastic bottles into multi-use reusable items around your home. Here are a few projects that involve plastic water bottles and other household materials:   Sources: http://greatthingsfirst.co/how-to-make-plastic-bottle-bird-feeder-diy-bird-feeder-plastic-bottle/ […]

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School Presentation Recap for 2018-2019 School Year

As the 2018 – 2019 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. Waimanalo Elementary School […]

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DOT HWYS Oahu’s Q2 2019 Adopt-A-Highway Champion

Congratulations to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & IMF 1st Class Association, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Second Quarter 2019 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Kamehameha Highway from the H1 underpass to Honomanu Street.   “Community integration and acceptance is key for any military base and local community to thrive together,” says Petty Officer Kren […]

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World Oceans Month

June is World Oceans Month! Celebrate the beauty of this natural wonder and its ability to give life to our environment. Our ocean is the breath of our planet as it provides: The Air We Breathe. The ocean produces over half of the world’s oxygen and stores 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere. […]

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Top 10 Ways to Fight for Trash Free Seas

An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic enters our oceans each year, and over the last 30 years, over 220 million pounds of trash has been picked up from shorelines around the world. Of the numerous trash items found in our waters, the following are the most common: Tackling the problem of plastic and […]

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Hurricane Preparedness

Getting ready for a hurricane can be stressful, which is why you should always be fully prepared in advance. Since we are quickly approaching hurricane season, it’s definitely time to start preparing if you haven’t done so already. Hurricanes, a type of storm also known as Tropical Cyclones, can produce life-threatening effects such as: High […]

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