* Share your recycle materials with us for this month’s art projects
(rice sacks, empty spam containers, old jeans, buttons,
1 liter soda plastic bottles, soda can tabs for leis, etc.)
Contact Czar (695-2872) or Arceli (695-2813) for more information.
Aloha Earthlings! Although “Earth Day” is only one designated day out of the year, there is no reason to not make every day an environmentally conscious day. There are so many little things that each of us can do on a regular basis to help care for this precious planet that we call home.
Here are a few everyday actions that you can take to help see change in our own little slice of the world.
And remember… “LUCKY WE LIVE HAWAII!”
1. RECYCLE YOUR NEWSPAPERS! So easy! Almost all public schools have recycling stations on their properties for public use.
2. BRING YOUR OWN BAGS TO DO SHOPPING! Plastic bags are infiltrating our landfills and oceans at a rapid rate. In Hawaii, plastic bags have been banned!
3. INSTALL A LOW-FLOW SHOWERHEAD! As you know, summer is approaching and that means less rain here in the islands. A low-flow showerhead can drastically reduce the amount of water you use while bathing and hopefully will help with your water bill as well. There are low flow showerheads available for under $20.
4. BUY LOCAL! Let us support local farmers and the local economy by purchasing local fruits and vegetables, nuts and coffee (Yummy!).
5. TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER! If you are not using your computer at home or at work, shut it down! According to the World Wildlife Fund, turning off your computer monitor can keep 950 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere every year! Wow!
6. PICK UP GARBAGE! Unfortunately people drop garbage on the street–it is sad—but it doesn’t have to stay there and pollute our streets or fly into the ocean and disturb the reefs!
7. KEEP YOUR OLD BOOKS OUT OF LANDFILLS! Instead of putting a book in the garbage, bring it to your local library or thrift store.
8. BRING YOUR OWN CUP TO WORK! Do you work somewhere that uses plastic or styrofoam cups for employee beverage use? Bring your own cup to work and suggest your co-workers do the same. There’s really no reason not to!
9. PLANT A VEGETABLE AND HERB GARDEN! To be able to contribute to your own food intake is great feeling and easy on anyone’s tight budget. So head to your local grocery and check out their amazing seed selection or check out their starter plants.