DIY Household Cleaning Agents

Household cleaning products can be hard on your wallet and the environment. Many cleaning products are made using harsh chemicals that can be toxic to humans, pets, and the outdoors. By making your own cleaning products, you can save both money and the environment. There are many common household items that can be used individually […]

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Construction BMPs Project Highlight: Freeway Management System, Phase 2

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 Freeway […]

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How To: Make Your Own Reusable Bags

Have you found extra fabric laying around after trying DIY face masks? With beach season upon us, a great way to save the environment and your budget is to bring your own snacks in a reusable container. Enjoy making these DIY reusable bags to carry light snacks with you wherever you go. Instructions: Cut two […]

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DOT HWYS Oahu’s Q3 2020 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to Doryan Rodriguez and Bruce D. Waisanen, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Third Quarter 2020 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Kaneohe Bay Drive from Kamehameha Highway to Namamoana Street. “We care about keeping Hawai’i beautiful, by volunteering our time with Adopt-A-Highway, we do our part to make a difference.” Special thanks to Doryan Rodriguez […]

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DIY Compost Bin

Compost is decomposed organic matter that is full of nutrients and can be used as a fertilizer in planting soil. Compost is a great way to recycle produce that would otherwise be considered waste. Making your own compost bin is a simple way to reduce food waste, while also feeding your garden. Materials Container and […]

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Turn Your Empty Toilet Paper Rolls into Crafts

As we’re all adjusting to the current order to stay home, everyone is looking for new ways to entertain themselves and their kids. Now is the perfect time to channel some inner creativity and learn how to reuse the resources available to us to create something fun, beautiful and functional. We all have a little […]

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Earth Day 2020

Today is Earth Day 2020! This year will prove to be quite different from years past, making for a unique 50th anniversary of this global event. The 2020 theme is Climate Action, inspired by the many climate challenges presented in recent years. EarthDay.org explains that, “Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of […]

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Garage Clean-out

The garage is intended for vehicle shelter, but often becomes a dumping ground for any and all knickknacks, eventually becoming a giant pit of improperly placed junk. While the state remains under a strict shelter in place order, use this this time to give your car the space it deserves, and give yourself some much […]

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DOT HWYS Oahu’s Q2 2020 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to the Mile-A-Day (MAD) Moms of Micronesia, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Second Quarter 2020 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Kamehameha Highway from Paumalu Stream Bridge to Waialee Stream Bridge. “As residents of our beautiful Aloha State, it is our joint responsibility to keep it beautiful, clean and maintained. Adopt-A-Highway is an extension of […]

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