Posted by: preservehawaii | April 13, 2011

Earth Day 2011

Volunteering at Auwahi, Maui

Earth Day is just around the corner, and there’s lots to do in Hawaiʻi … below are some highlights during the week—details of each event can be found on the respective island calendars by clicking here.

Hawaiʻi Island:
4/23—UH Hilo Earth Day Festival at Panaewa Ag Farm—food and farmers market, info booths, keiki games, entertainment—10a-6p
4/23—Kohala Watershed Partnership—native plant restoration at Puʻu Kawaiwai
4/23—Earth and Ocean Day Festival, Keahou Beach Resort—education, hands-on activities, local food, and entertainment—10a-3p

Kauaʻi:
4/20—Kauaʻi Community College Earth Day Sust”aina”bility Celebration—educational booths, environmental films, panel discussions, and prizes—11a-9p
4/23—Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park—beach cleanup and malama of park structures—7:30a-12p
4/23—Surfrider Kauaʻi / Sierra Club / Malama Mahaʻulepu—cleanup of Mahaʻulepu Beach—9a

Maui:
4/16—Malama ʻAina Festival at Whole Foods—features Maui nonprofits and how to join their volunteer efforts
4/23—Save Honolua Coalition / Surfrider Maui / Community Work Day—cleanup of Honolua Bay and Lipoa Point—8a-11a
4/30—East Maui Taro Festival—a celebration of taro, along with arts, crafts, local food, live music, and hula
4/26-5/1—Kipahulu ʻOhana—pre- and post- Taro Festival activities: harvesting and processing taro, preparing poi and laulau, replanting huli and open house at Kapahu Living Farm on Sunday

Oʻahu:
4/17—Hui o Koʻolaupoko—native plant workshop and planting event at Kaha Garden—8:30a-12p
4/20—Schofield Barracks Earth Day Festival—hands-on exhibits celebrating natural resources and sustainability—1p-4p
4/20-21—UH Manoa Earth Day—sustainability workshops, unplugged live performances, eco-fashion show,  a film screening of Huliau, local organic grinds
4/23—Hawaiʻi Nature Center—30th anniversary and Earth Day celebration with educational activities, live music, aerial dance, organic food, nature games and crafts—11a-3p
4/23—Windward Ahupuaʻa Alliance—Kawainui Marsh roadside cleanup, lunch, entertainment, native tree planting—7:15a-12:45p

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