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Earth Month Aloha from Recycle Hawai'i

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.


 Upcoming Events & Programs


RH Education Outreach on APRIL 29 at:

  • Climate March + Festival, 12 to 5 pm at Mooheau Bandstand in Hilo
  • Ka'u Unity Celebration,​10​ am to ​4​ pm at Ka'u District Gym in Pahala

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
Dolphin Quest
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

If you’d like to participate in the next Get The Drift And Bag It! for September 2017, email Vicki Haili, new Hawai‘i Island GTDBI Coordinator, at for more information.

ICC poster by Victoria Haili

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.

View the pdf here.