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    Get The Drift and Bag It! Hawaii’s International Coastal Cleanup Month

    We are getting all geared up for this year’s Get the Drift and Bag It campaign (part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup)! We are counting on volunteers just like you to help us lead the charge in keeping our coastlines pristine and aquamarine. Through a partnership with The Ocean Conservancy we here at […]

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    Join the Pouhala Trail restoration/cleanup event on August 12, 2017

    MALAMA KAPAKAHI Please kokua and join us August 12, 2017 for a Pouhala Trail restoration and community cleanup! The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Our work will help beautify Kapakahi Stream and the Pearl Harbor Bike Path. Please bring work clothes, gloves, water bottle, and sunscreen. In coordination with KHIB, HOH808, […]

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  • Pouhala Marsh visit with Western Kentucky University -- attendees in the field

    KHIB Excursion with Western Kentucky Univ.

    Sharing the kokua we had lovely visitors from a fine academic institution from blue grass state, Western Kentucky University. We engaged in a field excursion to the Pouhala Marsh to show them the beauty of out planting natives back into their endemic habits. Amid the flora and fauna we were able to discuss the topics […]

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  • Recycle-Bowl logo

    Pahoa High & Intermediate School wins top honors for food scrap collection in national recycling competition

    Congratulations to all the Hawaii schools that competed in the 2016 Recycle-Bowl, a national competition organized by Keep America Beautiful. Together you diverted over 24,600 pounds of waste from landfills! We offer a special shout out to Pahoa High & Intermediate School (PHIS) for winning the 2016 national title in the food scrap collection category! […]

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    Former KHIB state leader Jan Dapitan honored at Wailuku Courthouse

    Jan Dapitan, former state leader of Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful and founder of Mālama Maui Nui, was honored with a bench dedicated in her name at the Wailuku Courthouse. Dapitan had previously received the Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson award from Keep America Beautiful, its highest level of recognition. Congratulations Jan, and thank you for […]

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  • Senator Les Ihara Jr., Left, and Judge Larry Potter, right

    Hawaii Environmental Court Workshop

    What if the islands had a right to retain an attorney? What actions do you think these rocks of the sea would bring to ferry justice to its lands? An interesting question, nonetheless begetting the appearance of a personified legal representative to appear upon their behalf, the noble stewards of this land have found it […]

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  • red trash can with "Don't B A Litter Bug"

    Two Hawaii students are runners up in Keep America Beautiful’s “How Will You…End Littering?” video contest

    Keep America Beautiful conducted a video contest entitled, “How Will You … End Littering?” from Sept. 27 through Nov. 7, 2016. High school students submitted videos in the format of a 30 to 60-second public service messages designed to reduce littering. In both the 9th-10th grade and 11th-12th grade categories, Hawaii student submissions received runner-up […]

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