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Plastic Free Hawai’i

January 03, 2013

January 21st Beach Cleanups


Our next Plastic Free Hawai'i beach cleanup is on Monday, January 21st from 8:30 to 11:00am! We'll be at Ka'ena Point and Kahuku for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. If you or your school group are interested in participating, contact [email protected].

“Bag It” Plastic Free Schools Contest



“Bag It” is hosting the Plastic Free School Contest to inspire students grades 4-12 to reduce their own and their community’s use of single-use plastics in the form of bags, bottles, and other packaging, while participating in a fun, interactive project that will stimulate action and change.

The contest, sponsored by the Johnson 'Ohana Charitable Foundation, will encourage teachers and students to come up with creative, inventive projects and solutions that students can do in their communities.

The two team leaders and mentor for the winning entry will get to attend Algalita Marine Research Foundation's Plastic Oceans Pollution Solutions International Youth Summit in the fall of 2013.  The best elementary school submission, middle school submission and high school submission will each receive an Elkay® EZH2O™ Rapid Bottle Fill Station to be installed in their school! And the winning school will also receive a personal thank you from Kōkua Hawai'i Foundation's co-founder Jack Johnson congratulating them on their efforts.

Contest submissions are due by March 15, 2013. For more details visit Bag It Plastic Free School Contest.