Earth-friendly activities
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The 35th anniversary of Earth Day is tomorrow, but the day devoted to environmentalism will be celebrated in Hawaii throughout the weekend and into next week.

Many of the events involve cleaning up the environment or learning how to protect it. (Contact numbers for more information are given where available.)


» Recycling to benefit Surfrider Foundation: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Tamarind Park, Bishop Square. Recycle aluminum cans and plastic bottles with proceeds benefiting the Surfrider Foundation. Contact 531-3017, ext. 133 (Oceanit), or www.surfrider.org/oahu.
» "Malama 'Aina" University of Hawaii-Manoa: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Earth-friendly food and products, entertainment, information and workshops. "Sustainability Courtyard," Hawaii Energy House at 2020 East-West Road. Contact 956-4055 or sustain@hawaii.edu.
» Faith and Cultural Views on Water: Sacred or Profane, 7-9 p.m., Chaminade University Ching Conference Center (Eiben Hall, second floor). Panel of various spiritual, environmental and cultural views. Contact 735-4711 or www.chaminade.edu.


» Waikalua Loko Fishpond Community Workday: 8 a.m.-noon. End of Kulauli Street, Kaneohe Bay side of Puohala Elementary School. Cultural learning tours, projects for children, revitalization of the fishpond and more. Contact 262-3261, 927-5646 or Lee3com@hawaii.rr.com
» Makiki Valley Forest Restoration: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., state Department of Land and Natural Resources work day. For directions or information, call 973-9782 or visit www.hawaiitrails.org/trail.asp?TrailID=OA+19+004&island= Oahu.
» Kokee Canyon State Park, Kauai: Volunteers will repair trails. Call 335-9975.
» Ala Wai Watershed Association Earth Day: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the greater Ala Wai watershed area, including trolley rides, community cleanup sites, fish restocking, information and exhibits. Contact 955-7882 or ahmai@hawaii.rr.com .
» Navy Earth Day Fair: 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Navy Exchange, Mall at Pearl Harbor main rotunda.
» Sandy Beach Cleanup: 8-10 a.m., Sandy Beach. Contact 754-1663.
» Campbell Industrial Park Beach Cleanups: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Kanai Beach and lighthouse near Germaine's Luau.


» Great Maui Whale Festival: Noon-4:30 p.m. Free whale cruises (pre-registration required), $2 discount on Maui Ocean Center admission with clean plastic milk jug, and entertainment and promotions. Contact 249-8811 or publicrelations@pacificwhale.org.

April 30

» Keep Hawaii Beautiful Day: Call for cleanup times and locations: Waianae, 696-1920; North Shore, 637-2211; Big Island, 935-4782; Kauai, 241-6623; Maui, 877-2524; Lanai, 565-6902; Molokai, 553-3204; Kahoolawe, 244-5649.
Earth Day Network

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