Thursday, March 17, 2011

Refuse: Exhibition and Awareness at Mu'uMu'u Heaven + more...

There is an exceptionally fun day planned for this Saturday, March 19th at PFK partner Mu‘umu‘u Heaven. Starting at 10am that morning, they will be helping to coordinate an art installation  using plastic rubbish collected from the Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter's beach cleanup that many of you participated in last Sunday in Waimanalo.

Dianna Cohen, artist and environmental activist, is spearheading the installation with the help of MH's own Aerin Vanhalla and a group of young environmentalists in training (i.e., Kids) from the local area. If you want to come help out or even just watch it all go down, come by Saturday morning around 10am - at Mu‘umu‘u Heaven in Kailua.

You may want to just pack a change of clothes, hit the beach and make a whole day of it in Kailua this Saturday, because they are really kicking into high gear with a big reception for this installation and other related art pieces from 6-8pm. They'll have pupu's from Town restaurant, refreshments - it should be a very fun and inspiring night.

This celebration is in advance of the 5th International Marine Debris Conference happening in Honolulu next week. Kokua Hawaii Foundation and Plastic Free Hawaii will be helping with presentations and events so check it out. This conference will highlight research advances, allow sharing of strategies and best practices to assess, reduce, and prevent the impacts of marine debris, and provide an opportunity for the development of specific bilateral or multi-country strategies.

A number of fun events are happening next week in honor of the conference. Monday, March 21 Surfrider Foundation is showing acclaimed documentary Bag It at The Venue at 7pm! More details on facebook. They are also holding a benefit and Rise Above Plastics Party at the Waikiki Aquarium Saturday, March 26th, 6-9pm.

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