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Plastic Free Hawaii Water Station is Unveiled

March 03, 2015

On Saturday, February 14, at the Keiki Run segment of The Great Aloha Run sponsored in part by Kaiser Permanente, the Plastic Free Hawaiʻi volunteer team was pleased to show off our new water refill station. Our partner in reducing single-use plastics Klean Kanteen donated this station to the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation.

Congratulations to all the families who came out to support healthy living choices at the Keiki Run. All 2,068 participating keiki runners were awarded a Plastic Free Hawaiʻi tote bag and 100 lucky winners received a Plastic Free Hawaiʻi reusable water bottle.

The presence of the water station at this and future events aims to significantly reduce the waste of single-use water bottles by providing free filtered tap water and encouraging community members to bring their own bottle. Email us if you would like to see the water station at your upcoming event.

Check out the Plastic Free Hawaiʻi water station on Sunday, March 15 at the Bishop Museum for Science Alive!, a day of family-friendly science activities and demonstrations on Bishop Museum’s Great Lawn, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 30 community partners will be on-hand providing engaging activities about science and the environment. Family Sunday features a $5 reduced admission day for kama‘āina and military with valid photo ID (required).