Earth Month event guide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ka Mole o Na Pua Festival
Join for a day of greening Leeward Community College.
Global Day of Service
A green clean-up of Lyon Arboretum. Weed, seed and lead.
Political Activism in the Sustainability Movement
A screening of the 35-minute film Huliau, followed by a panel discussion. Hosted by Sen. Gary Hooser.
1,000 Trees giveaway
Malama O Manoa’s annual first-come-first-served tree adoption party.
Xerox earthday tips
Learn how make your office even greener. Prizes and giveaways include a one-year lease on a Xerox color printer.
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.
whole foods market earth week symposium
Events include bike safety workshops, film screenings, local cooking demonstrations and in-store discounts.
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.