Mahalo for taking action to reduce, reuse and recycle! It takes each of us to make smart choices and practice habits that sustain healthy air, land and water for all beings on our planet – today and for generations to come.
RH Education Outreach on APRIL 29 at:
MAY 1 - 2017 Keeping It Green Hawaii Award nominations due. The KIGH award recognizes organizations, businesses, schools and government agencies for demonstrating ongoing commitment and activities that address natural resource conservation, “green” practices and preserving the environmental quality of life in Hawai‘i. Go to Keeping It Green Hawaii Award page for flyer, nominee criteria and submission information.
MAY 6 - Backyard Composting Workshop at 10 am, Hawaii Green Earth Farm in Waimea. Register at or 985-8725. Go to our Backyard Composting page.
MAY 13 – last day to submit entries for The Arts & Craft of UPCycling Project; open to individuals and groups of all ages to reuse, recreate, repurpose and reclaim unwanted materials and items to upcycle into art, craft, functional or inventive products. Selected entries will appear in a virtual gallery on Recycle Hawaii’s Facebook page. Go to Educational Programs page for criteria and submission information or contact Marsha Hee at or 985-8725.
Get the Drift and Bag It! (GTDBI) is Hawai‘i’s contribution to the annual International Coastal Cleanup, which is a worldwide campaign by Ocean Conservancy. On Hawai‘i Island, coordination of GTDBI was done for many years by Terry Miura, recently retired County of Hawai‘i Parks and Recreation Aquatics Specialist. For 2016 GTDBI cleanups, coordination was handed over to Recycle Hawai‘i and Keep Hawai‘i Beautiful, who wishes to thank a total of 411 volunteers who removed 5,250 pounds of rubbish and marine debris from 26 miles of our beautiful coastlines. Due to Aunty Terry’s outstanding leadership over the years, a number of dedicated volunteer groups were well trained and ready to make a difference. We congratulate them for their commitment to making our ocean and island home a better place for all.
Big Island Stevedores, Hilo
Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy’s Grades 4th, 5th & 7th
Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund
Jack’s Dive Locker
Keep Puako Beautiful
Rotary Club of Hilo with Waiakea High Interact Club
St. Joseph School
Waiakea High Key Club
To view an interactive world map of all the different cleanups and their data please visit http://www.coastalcleanupdata.org
PHOTO CAPTION: Poster for International Coastal Cleanup.
Photo by Victoria Haili
Recycle Hawai‘i is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization serving the people of Hawai‘i. Our mission is to promote resource awareness and recycling enterprises in Hawai‘i. To achieve this, we educate the community about sound resource management and recycling opportunities for a more environmentally sustainable future.
On October 22, 2009 award winning Hawaiian recording artist Cyril Pahinui made a special presentation at Pahoa High School. Pahinui spoke with students in Coco Rodriguez's class and performed for teachers and students at a lunch time concert. This Recycle Hawai`i Artists and the Environment presentation was listed as an event supporting theInternational Day of Climate Action.
Coco Rodriguez's Pahoa High class with recording artist Cyril Pahinui
and Recycle Hawai`i's Howard Shapiro.
Hawai`i recording artist Cyril Pahinui performing with Pahoa High Students.
Pahoa High teacher Coco Rodriguez dancing to Cyril Pahinui and guest students.
Art of Recycling School Competition Winners 2011
2008 ARSC Winners/Jurors: Stephen Freedman & Jamie Stokes
2007 ARSC Winners/Jurors:Tomas Belsky & Ken Charon
2006 ARSC Winners/Jurors: James Rhodes, Jay J. West, and Jackie Wright
Enjoy these photos of the newly opened Waimea Recycling & Reuse Center (WRRC) located on Hwy. 19 just below Waimea (on the Kawaihae Road Follow Solid Waste Transfer Station sign) In the next few weeks you will find more information here about what and how to recycle and how your family can benefit from reuse items at this newest of Recycle Hawai`i's island wide recycling & reuse centers. WRRC is open daily from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM.
WAIMEA AND HAWI RECYCLING & REUSE CENTERS
WAIMEA RECYCLING & REUSE CENTERS
Darleen "Dee" Woolford
WAIMEA RECYCLING & REUSE CENTERS