Entries by adelle1

MMN Goes to Moloka’i

Back in June, MMN staff arrived on Moloka‘i with a full task list: complete an island-wide reconnaissance of illegal dumpsites, check in with used motor oil and household battery recycling partners, and orchestrate a beach cleanup. MMN staff visited several members in the community to hear their thoughts on the presence of litter on Moloka’i. […]

Community Steward Spotlight: Char Schulenburg

We would like to recognize Char Schulenburg of Aloha Aku Inn & Suites for her diligent and continuous efforts to mālama Lā‘ie wetlands. Over the years, Char has been the watchdog for this natural habitat in Kihei, playing a crucial role not only in identifying litter and invasive plant issues as they arise, but also […]

2016 Art of Trash Exhibit

**Photos of the entire gallery now posted on the Art of Trash Facebook page. See you in 2017! The 2016 edition of the Art of Trash is now open for your viewing pleasure! This annual celebration of creative reuse, repurposing, and reinventing of discarded materials into works of art by Maui County artists opened this past […]

2016 Great American Cleanup Continues!

Have you been noticing a lot of litter along our roads, beaches, and parks? Us, too. That is why we encourage the community of Maui County–residents, visitors, businesses, and community groups–to participate in The Great American Cleanup running now through April 30 to remove litter from our public spaces. Great American Cleanup volunteers are motivated by […]

Litter Index Winter 2016

Another Litter Index complete! This past weekend, March 4 and 5, staff and volunteer surveyors traveled to almost 50 sites across Maui to visually assess the amount of litter present in those areas. Huge mahalo to Enterprise Rent-A-Car Maui, Costco, CJ’s Deli & Diner, and Wailuku Coffee Company for their support of the Litter Index […]

Jan Dapitan Receives Keep America Beautiful’s Top Volunteer Award

Jan Dapitan, one of Maui’s historic community leaders in the anti-litter movement, was presented with the 2015 Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Award at Keep America Beautiful’s National Conference in Orlando, Florida on February 1. The Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Award is Keep America Beautiful’s top volunteer award, and was created in honor of the former […]