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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 26, 2006
CITY LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO HONOR
EVERYDAY ENVIRONMENTAL HEROES
The Storm Water Quality Branch of the City Department of Environmental Services will usher in the new year with a campaign to honor the everyday environmental heroes who help prevent
runoff from polluting local waters.
Television, radio and print messages will recognize people who inspire and help sustain local efforts because they recognize that their actions can have a positive impact on our land and water resources. These are folks who demonstrate proactive habits every day at home, school or on the job. For example, by keeping sidewalks, curbs and gutters clean or by recycling or properly disposing of waste.
Other environmental heroes participate in meaningful, on-the-ground activities through partnerships with schools, businesses, service organizations and government agencies as a means of educating their communities and getting others involved in the direct care of the land and water. Still other environmental heroes make a difference by reporting illegal dumping and discharge. Each of these unsung heroes sets a good example for others to follow in their communities.
Starting in February, the Environmental Services Department will focus on selected neighborhoods, including Nanakuli,
During Earth Month in April, the public will have an opportunity to participate directly in a huge grassroots effort. Plans are underway in the Ala Wai watershed,
In addition, nine schools will participate in a video and photo contest that will be showcased at Kapolei Hale and the City’s Keiki Festival on April 21st at
For more information, go to www.cleanwaterhonolulu.com.
Iwalani Sato, Storm Water Quality outreach coordinator, 692-5208
|Tuesday, December 26, 2006|