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Phone Book Recycling to Support Schools

Phonebook Recycling

Cash prizes awarded to the top five schools that receive most phone books.

The graphic lists the locations and times for Phone Book recycling.

Here’s a list of schools that signed up for the contest.

Please be sure to let the staff at the recycling center know which school you would like to have credited.

Emmanuel Lutheran School

Haiku Elementary School

Hana School

Kula Elementary School

Maui High

Montessori School of Maui

Pomaika’i Elementary School

Pukalani Elementary School

April 12, 2013 at 12:30 am Leave a comment

Community Budget Meetings to Discuss Future of Maui Recycling Centers

The following meetings will be held across Maui county to hear the Mayor’s proposals and to gather public opinion about the future of the county recycling program.

Monday, April 1, 2013
6:00 p.m. Budget Meeting
Kihei Community Center

Makawao-Haiku-Paia District
Thursday, April 4, 2013
6:00 p.m. Budget Meeting
Paia Community Center

Hana, East Maui District
Monday, April 8, 2013
6:00 p.m. Budget Meeting
Helene Social Hall

Pukalani-Kula-Ulupalakua Upcountry District
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
6:00 p.m. Budget Meeting
Mayor Hannibal Tavares Comm. Center, Social Hall

Lahaina, West Maui District
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
6:00 p.m. Budget Meeting
Lahaina Civic Center

Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu and Kahului Districts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
6:30 p.m. Budget Meeting
Lihikai Elementary School
335 South Papa Ave.

Molokai District
Monday, April 15, 2013
6:00 p.m. Budget Meeting
Mitchell Pauole Center

Lanai District
Friday, April 12, 2013
6:00 p.m. Budget Meeting
Lanai Senior Center

March 31, 2013 at 11:32 am Leave a comment

19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the Worlds Oceans

The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Instead of moving through the ocean, the array would span the radius of a garbage patch, acting as a giant funnel. The angle of the booms would force plastic in the direction of the platforms, where it would be separated from plankton, filtered and stored for recycling.

“we estimate that by selling the plastic retrieved from the 5 gyres, we would make in fact more money than the plan would cost to execute. In other words; it’s profitable.”

Read full Inhabitat article.

March 25, 2013 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

How to Reverse Climate Change by Greening the Worlds deserts


In this March 3, 2013 TED talk, Allan Savory proposes that most global climate change is due, much more than from use of fossil fuels, to grasslands becoming deserts in over half of the land mass of the world. But, he also shows how, contrary to our preconceptioins, grazing animals can, and are actually restore the deserts back to grasslands.

March 21, 2013 at 11:54 pm Leave a comment

New Automobile Engine—3.5 times more efficient

See NBC News coverage too..

March 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm Leave a comment

100% Wood-free Paper Made from Wheat Straw

Step Forward Paper is created using 80 per cent waste wheat straw and 20 per cent wood fibres. It’s currently available in more than 330 Staples stores across Canada and was found to have the least amount of environmental impact among North American copy papers, including 100% recycled paper. Woody Harrelson is a major backer of Prairie Pulp and Paper Inc., North America's First Non-Wood Paper Mill.

Read full Ecorazzi article and watch video..

October 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Top 100 Sites for Going Green

Read Environmental Science Degree article..

October 25, 2012 at 1:00 am Leave a comment

Newsweek Green Rankings

Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s annual ranking of US and Global companies and politicians by how green, or not green, they are.

October 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm Leave a comment

Smart, Solar-Powered Kiosks for Recycling and Composting Send Text When Theyre Full

Last year, the University of Washington realized it had a big waste problem. A sampling of the garbage at the campus’s Red Square found that 61 percent was actually compostable. To make sure the compostable waste wasn’t going out with the garbage, the university decided to seek a high-tech solution in the form of smart, solar-powered kiosks that collect garbage, compost and recyclables and communicate wirelessly when they need to be emptied.

Read full Trehugger article.

October 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm Leave a comment

Light Bulb Exchange At All Maui County Recycling Centers

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm 1 comment

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