Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Earth Day Cleanup and Festival April 20

Plastic Free Hawai‘i will host a beach cleanup on Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 to 11:30am in Kailua with many community partners. Volunteers can make their way to one of three sign-in stations: Kailua Beach Park across from Buzz’s, Kalama Beach Park, or the Kaiʻolena Drive beach access in Lanikai. Volunteers should bring a sifter, reusable gloves, hat, reusable water bottle, and sunscreen. The event is in partnership with Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i’s Earth Day Cleanup -- happening across the Windward side -- and Music Festival. Activities will follow at Sea Life Park in Waimanalo with a $5 entrance fee for cleanup participants. Click here for details.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Kailua Aloha 'Āina Recycling Drive

March's Aloha 'Āina Recycling Drive in partnership with Schnitzer Steel will be at Kaelepulu Elementary School (530 Keolu Dr) from 9:00am - 12:00pm on Saturday, March 9th.

We will be collecting scrap metal, computers, printer cartridges, laptops, game systems, batteries, TVs, reusable clothing, household items, used cooking oil, paper, corrugated cardboard and HI-5 containers. 

Proceeds will benefit Kaelepulu Elementary School. 
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See the facebook event.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February Kailua Eco Night

We are pleased to announce the next Kailua community night -now Kailua Eco Nights! happening at Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks EcoLounge on Thursday, Feb.21, 6-8pm.
Join us and community partners for a great evening of food, community and education. Special guest speakers from DLNR, Division of Aquatic Resources will be present to discuss invasive species in Hawaii. Particular focus will be given to Japan Tsumani Debris and the current issues and efforts in Kaneohe Bay.

RSVP and get directions on Facebook! See, share, and print the event flyer here:

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays and 2012 Round Up

Aloha Plastic Free Supporters,
Below is a round up of this year's events. Thank you all for your support, and we look forward to more great programming and community fun in 2013!

Capt. Moore visits Kailua's BookEnds on his Plastic Ocean book tour!

April Clean Up with Surfrider and other community partners yields over 125 volunteers, 435 pounds of debris and trash.
September Kailua Bay International Coastal Clean Up with Sustainable Coastlines and many community partners yields over 700 volunteers and 1740 pounds of debris and litter! GO Kailua! Full details here:
December's Microplastic Challenge was a new and fun event at Kalama Beach Park. We sifted giant jars of microplastic and awards prizes to each age division. A timely event as the presence of microplastics in Kailua received some recent press in the Star Advertiser.
This year we cultivated our partnership with Ocean Devotion and Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks to present free community movie nights in July (Bag It), August (Message in the Waves), October (The Rain Follows the Forest), and November (HI Monk Seals). These two partners have been doing amazing work in our community, even invasive species removal on the Mokes!
Also in our Kailua hui, we send Congratulations to our partners at Muumuu Heaven on their John Kelly Award from Surfrider Foundation. They are given the Environmentally Friendly Hawaii-Based Company Award for their contribution to help Hawai‘i’s coral reefs. As well, we'd like to thank Global Village and Whole Foods for their continued support.

Mahalo everyone! Now take time to Simplify the Holidays and we'll catch you in the new year.