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Earth Month event guide

Earth-loving stuff for more than just one Earth-friendly day

Green Market

The Honolulu Weekly-sponsored fair features environmental groups, alternative transportation and energy companies, recycling, organic and local food vendors and locally made body care products. The event will also include free bike tune-ups, Hawaiian kupuna and local culinary stars Ed Kenney, Sean Priester and Glenn Chu.

Fort Street Mall, Thu 4/22, 9:30am–3pm, [honoluluweekly.com], 528-1475

Keiki Earth Day

Bucket gardening, healthy snack creations, hula class and more for the keiki of Mother Earth. Activities for adults, too, such as learning how to make cloth diapers and prepare healthy meals. Bring your own cup for refreshments and old bags/shirts for earth-inspired stenciling.

Baby aWEARness, Manoa Marketplace, 2572 Woodlawn Ave., Ste. 5-209, Sat 4/17, 11am–3pm, 988-0010

Sunetric Solar open house

See firsthand how photovoltaic panels can make any house a greener one. Enjoy pupu while learning how to save not only the Earth, but also money from a solar energy consultant who will be present.

Private residence, Sat 4/17, 11am–4pm, free, [sunetric.com], 262-6600

Earth Day Beach Clean-Up

Removing debris from the beach and ocean will help save sea life. You get lunch and reusable nylon bags in exchange for cleaning up.

Haleiwa Alii Beach Park, Wed 4/21, 10am, [savetheseaturtlesinternational.org], [adoptabeachhawaii.org], 637-2211

Do One Green Thing reading and book signing

Accomplished environmental journalist and founder of [GreenerPenny.com] (not to mention former Honolulu Weekly editor!) Mindy Pennybacker gives tips from her easy-to-follow guide for living green in everyday life.

Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall, Sat 4/17, 2–4pm, 737-3323; Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii, Sun 4/18, 3–5pm, [email: mahea].

Earth Day Manoa Makeover

Help to improve walkways and bicycle lanes by mulching and planting palms, shrubs and groundcover. E-mail [email: adamsrox] to sign up.

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Thu 4/22, 8–11am, [hawaii.edu]

Kokua Festival

Jack’s back, this year with special guests Ziggy Marley, Taj Mahal, Jake Shimabukuro and Anuhea. Once you’re inside the gates, it’s all eco-friendliness from there, from fill-your-own-water-bottle stations to sustainable foodware to eco-friendly concert merchandise.

Sat 4/23 & Sun 4/24, Waikiki Shell, $20–$150, [kokuafestival.com].

The Grow Hawaiian Festival

In honor of Earth Day, Hawaiian culture and endemic and Polynesian-introduced plants, enjoy a day of educational booths, hands-on activities and live musical entertainment. Oahu Master Gardeners will also be there to answer your plant queries.

The Great Lawn, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Sat 4/24, 9am–3pm, free for kamaaina/military, regular museum admission for others, [bishopmuseum.org], 847-3511

Earth Day at Mission Houses Museum

Local recycle artists Roy Venters and David Cheever host a trunk show of art made of found objects, and rescued and refurbished chairs. The café and tea parlor will also feature a special menu that day.

Mission Houses Museum, 553 S. King St., Sat 4/24, 11am–2pm, [missionhouses.org], 447-3923

Ka Mole o Na Pua Festival

Join for a day of greening Leeward Community College.

Leeward Community College, 96-045 Ala ‘Ike, Sat 4/24, 10am–5pm, [lccgreen.blogspot.com]

Global Day of Service

A green clean-up of Lyon Arboretum. Weed, seed and lead.

Lyon Arboretum, University of Hawaii at Mänoa, Sat 4/17, [hawaii.edu]

Political Activism in the Sustainability Movement

A screening of the 35-minute film Huliau, followed by a panel discussion. Hosted by Sen. Gary Hooser.

UH -Manoa Campus Center Ballroom, Mon 4/19, 6:30-8pm, [email: kimoc], 218-0873

1,000 Trees giveaway

Malama O Manoa’s annual first-come-first-served tree adoption party.

Manoa District Park, 2721 Kaaipu Ave., Sun 4/18, 8am–Noon, 256-4922

Xerox earthday tips

Learn how make your office even greener. Prizes and giveaways include a one-year lease on a Xerox color printer.

Tamarind Park, Fri 4/23, 11am–1pm, [ksskradio.com], 543-6250

Hua ka hua–Restore our seed

The Big Island’s Kohala Center sponsors a workshop on everything you could possibly want to know about seeds–traditional uses, seed exchanges, UH seed research, GMO seeds and much more.

Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, Kona, Big Island, Fri & Sat, 4/17-4/18, $100, [kohalacenter.org]

whole foods market earth week symposium

Events include bike safety workshops, film screenings, local cooking demonstrations and in-store discounts.

Whole Foods Kahala, Kahala Mall, Sun 4/18–Thu 4/22, [wholefoodsmarket.com], 738-0820

green sisters: the environmental spirituality of nuns

Award-winning author Sarah MacFarland-Taylor speaks about issues covered in her book, which won the Catholic Press Association’s First Prize for Best Book on Gender Issues and First Prize for Best Book on Social Concerns.

Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University, 3140 Waialae Ave., Sat 4/24, 1–3:30pm, [email: psponsel], 735-4822