As April approaches, and everyone kicks in to Earth Month mode, we are sure to see an onslaught of events, tips, and tricks to help us be more eco-conscious consumers, reduce our carbon impact or even totally eliminate waste from our lives. But for some people, these life changes can seem like that New Year's resolution that we are still planning to start; a great idea, something we desire, but we just haven't equipped ourselves with the tools to succeed.
We want to give you the tools to be able to make bigger and more permanent changes in your life. So, for the month of March, Hui o Ko`olaupoko is encouraging our supporters to join our weekly plastic-free mini challenges.
Whether you are an old pro at living plastic free or you want to learn why plastic consumption is such an issue, you can join our staff each week as we pose a new challenge and give you the tips to succeed.
Every Saturday evening we will post the week's challenge to our Facebook & Instagram page. We want you to post pictures of your challenge successes (and fails) with the hashtag #HOKplasticfreechallenge for a chance to will HOK logo gear each week.
The first challenge will be posted the evening of Saturday March 3rd, so stay tuned!
Great websites for plastic free living resources...
Local Organizations... Sustainable Coastlines, Plastic Free Hawaii, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, 808 Cleanups.
For the beginner... One whole week seem too tough? Start small with plasticfreetuesday, One day a week no plastic consumption and no plastic waste.
The next step...zerowastechef poses challenges that may take you a few days or multiple weeks to get the hang of.
Step up your game... Think you are ready to go totally waste free? Check out this woman's journey to being able to live virtually wast free for 2 years.
And of course, the universal hashtag plasticfreechallenge, A social media event to focus on solutions to the plastic pollution problem fueled by your creative contributions, Take the Challenge Share Your Experiences.
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The mission of Hui o Ko`olaupoko is to protect ocean health by restoring the `aina: mauka to makai. This is done in partnership with stakeholders including interested citizens, non-governmental organizations, government, educational institutions and businesses while using and focusing on sound ecological principles, community input, and cultural heritage.