Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays and 2012 Round Up

Aloha Plastic Free Supporters,
Below is a round up of this year's events. Thank you all for your support, and we look forward to more great programming and community fun in 2013!

Capt. Moore visits Kailua's BookEnds on his Plastic Ocean book tour!

April Clean Up with Surfrider and other community partners yields over 125 volunteers, 435 pounds of debris and trash.
September Kailua Bay International Coastal Clean Up with Sustainable Coastlines and many community partners yields over 700 volunteers and 1740 pounds of debris and litter! GO Kailua! Full details here:
December's Microplastic Challenge was a new and fun event at Kalama Beach Park. We sifted giant jars of microplastic and awards prizes to each age division. A timely event as the presence of microplastics in Kailua received some recent press in the Star Advertiser.
This year we cultivated our partnership with Ocean Devotion and Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks to present free community movie nights in July (Bag It), August (Message in the Waves), October (The Rain Follows the Forest), and November (HI Monk Seals). These two partners have been doing amazing work in our community, even invasive species removal on the Mokes!
Also in our Kailua hui, we send Congratulations to our partners at Muumuu Heaven on their John Kelly Award from Surfrider Foundation. They are given the Environmentally Friendly Hawaii-Based Company Award for their contribution to help Hawai‘i’s coral reefs. As well, we'd like to thank Global Village and Whole Foods for their continued support.

Mahalo everyone! Now take time to Simplify the Holidays and we'll catch you in the new year.