When the crew of Sea Dragon land in Honolulu at the end of March a beach clean-up and after party will be waiting for us, thanks to Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii. For all of our Hawaiian friends, please do come on down to the event on 31st March at Kewalo Basin, and then to the evening event from 6pm at Fresh cafe, 831 Queen Street. The press release is below for more details…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2011
Event Contact: Kahi Pacarro,
Sustainable Coastlines Hosts “O-shindig,” a Kewalo Beach Clean Up and
Honolulu—Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii is organizing a family-focused beach clean up event at Kewalo Basin Park with the intention of removing marine debris and educating participants on ways they can reduce environmental impact on the ocean. All ages are invited to join in.
Scheduled for March 31st, the cleanup runs from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., with pot-luck style pa’ina including raffles, games and prizes. All materials, including gloves, trash bags and water, will be provided.
Later in the afternoon, participants and community members are invited to Fresh Café in Kaka’ako to celebrate the collective efforts to date and discuss future strategies for minimizing ocean pollution. Running from 6 p.m. on, the event will feature live music, a cash bar, silent auction, and support from sponsors like Styrophobia and Method Cleaning Products. Guest speakers include world record-breaking adventurer, author and motivational speaker Dave Cornthwaite, Pangaea Explorations Program Director Emily Penn, and NOAA Japan Tsunami Debris specialist Ruth Yenger.
As with other Sustainable Coastlines events, the rubbish collected at Kewalo Beach will be quantified and much of it recycled or repurposed for art, jewelry, product packaging and other uses. The statistics from the clean up will be reported to NOAA and other agencies to aid in the formulation of debris prevention strategies.
Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission of “Inspiring local communities to care for their coastlines through hands-on beach clean ups of the Hawaiian Islands.” With help from more than 1500 volunteers throughout O’ahu in 2011, the team has fostered the collection of 15,000 pounds of waste to date.
For more information visit www.sustainablecoastlineshawaii.org, search Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii on Facebook or follow @Coasthuggers on Twitter.