Plastic Free JanuaryPosted On: Feb 01, 12
January was filled with wonderful events and special guests in conjunction with KHF’s Plastic Free programs. On MLK Day, 274 volunteers came out and collected 3,672 pounds of trash from James Campbell Wildlife Refuge at Kahuku Beach. A big mahalo to Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, Sea Life Park, BYU Hawaii’s Service Club, SIFE group, and Sustain BYUH, and Kahuku High School’s Student Council, AVID, Science, Environmental and Sustainability Clubs for their help with this extraordinary effort to remove marine debris from Hawaii’s Shorelines. Check out this video created by OiwiTV highlighting the event!
Kahuku High School kicked off the new year with a Sustainability Assembly which included a visit from Kahuku High School alumni and KHF co-founder Jack Johnson. Jack sang a few songs and spoke about KHF’s focus on Plastic Free initiatives.
Captain Charles Moore, founder of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, was on O’ahu promoting his new book “Plastic Ocean” and spoke to students and guests at Kahuku High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Book signings and receptions at BookEnds and Indigo bookended his whirlwind visit.
Lastly, Joel Pascal of Sea of Change spent an afternoon on the campus of BYU Hawaii where he spoke to a group of students about his experiences sailing from California to Hawaii on the JUNKRaft, a boat made from 15,000 plastic bottles, to bring attention to the issue of plastic marine debris.