One of the best ways that you can help the environment is participating in a community organized clean up or restoration project.
Why is it one of the best ways to help the environment? It’s simple – when you mālama yourself, you mālama the ʻāina & kai!
- It gets you off a computer & away from technology.
- You get outside so you can enjoy the sun on your skin & fresh air in your lungs.
- Community clean ups help you exercise & meet other people who care about the environment.
- Mālama projects can be done as a family, providing an opportunity for your ʻohana to create memorable events that all of you will remember!
- Community clean up efforts reduce the impact pollution & invasive species have on Hawaiʻi’s (in our case O’ahu’s) ecosystems & wildlife.
As a HonCC student you may be able to earn extra credit or service learning options for participating in a community sustainability project.
Here is a list of HonCC & community organized clean ups or restoration projects that you may be interested in participating in.
HonCC Sponsored Projects
The Loʻi Kalo Park Restoration Project is led by HonCC automotive instructor, Robert Silva.This exciting restoration project has a community volunteer day the first Saturday of every month. For more information check out this video &/or contact Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mālama ʻĀina Days offer hands-on opportunities to learn about the Hawaiian culture & traditional sustainability practices. These volunteer opportunities are coordinated by the Hawaiian
Center, Nā Papa Hawaiʻi & TRIO-SSS. See list of events & volunteer sign up forms for more information.
808 Cleanups maintains a site that lists clean up events across Oʻahu, including HonCCʻs Loʻi Kalo Park Restoration Project!
Conservation Connections has links to numerous volunteer opportunities. It also lists events & contact information for clean ups, clearing invasive species, community gatherings & even employment opportunities.
Mālama Maunalua is a group that is working to restore Maunalua Bay through habitat restoration, education & outreach. Learn more by visiting their website.
Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaiʻi is looking for volunteers to sort marine debris & help with public awareness campaigns.