Community Outreach

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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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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Celebrate World Water Day on March 22

Did you know that being more efficient with your use of water will reduce greenhouse gases? Did you know that how we use water can affect climate change, protect health, and save lives? This year, celebrate World Water Day by taking a small step in your own life and home by changing your water use […]

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5 Easy Steps to an Environmentally Friendly Beach Day

When the sun is shining, the beach is the perfect destination to relax on the sand or go for a swim. To ensure that your next beach day is environmentally friendly, here are five easy swaps that keep our beaches clean and your lifestyle sustainable.

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Protect Our Water Conference Field BMP Demo Day

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, over thirty people participated in a Field BMP Demonstration Day held at the Hawaiian Earth Recycling facility located in Kapolei, Hawaii on the Island of Oahu. The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation partnered with local distributors and vendors of sediment and erosion control products to host the field demonstration. […]

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