Seeds are planted for several Earth Day, Earth Month events

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

logo_earth-day_wU.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be hosting numerous events for its second annual Earth Month celebration.

What began as a single day has evolved into a monthlong celebration with a wide variety of events for Soldiers and families to enjoy throughout the island.

Earth Month 2013
Happenings include the following events:

•April 19 and 30, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Kahanahaiki, Makua Military Reservation and Makaha Valley, Oahu. Volunteer service trips to clean out invasive weeds along a moderately challenging trail. Hike will include a detour to view Makua Valley and leeward coast.

Volunteer application must be received at Oahu Army Natural Resource Program at least two weeks prior to the event. Minimum age 14. Call 656-7741.

•April 16, 12-3 p.m. Dumpster Diving at various locations on post. Help us help you increase diversion of waste from landfills by determining what’s in your dumpster. Contact the DPW for details, 656-3085.

•April 18, 8-11 a.m. Greening Your Workspace at various offices on post. Call the DPW, 656-3085, to schedule an office greening to help your office be more sustainable.

•April 22, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. Tour Hale Kula Elementary School on Schofield Barracks. Learn about the school’s Sustainable Outdoor Classroom through student-led tours of the working garden, rainwater harvesting system and native plant gardens. Call 656-3086.

•April 24, 1-4 p.m. IPC and DPW Environmental Division team up on Earth Day, April 24, at the Kalakaua Community Center on Schofield Barracks for a fun-filled family event.

•April 27, 8-10:30 a.m. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a beach cleanup. Volunteers will meet at the Pacific Regional Visitor Center (438-2815) at Fort DeRussy near Waikiki.

•April 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fort Shafter Flats Parade Field’s Earth Day Festival hosted by the 9th Mission Support Command and 9th Theater Support Group’s Environmental Division, 438-1600, ext. 3307.

Additional information and sign-up sheets for various activities can be found at the USAG-HI DPW Environmental Division’s Web page: www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/sustainability/Environmental.aspx.

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