Art of Trash and Earth Day


Today was Earth Day. Everyday should be Earth Day.

Community Work Day Program "Facilitating programs that educate, inspire, and empower individuals and communities to beautify and maintain Maui Nui's environement which supports our economy, quality of life and unique Hawaiian culture." Nuff said.

I cruised by one of my favorite art shows yesterday at the Maui Mall. I could not make it to the opening the night before. The Art of Trash is a sweet show where artists use cast off, throw away, re-cycled materials to create unique works of art. It is so creative, so inspiring, even if you don't want a wierd creature sculpture or an amazing huge wooden drum gracing your home. You still have to admire and appreicate the creativity and humour that goes into these pieces. I liked "Our Lady of the Rake" a bit of a spoof on religious art, but thoughtful all the same. The drum was built by Bill Stroud of Haiku, Maui.

We all can do our part in standing for the Earth, if we don't, who will?

With Aloha,


Earth Day Volunteer Opportunities

Aloha Folks,
Earth Day is coming, April 22. The fate of our beautiful has earth has been front and center in our hearts and minds .
The way I see it, Everyday is Earth Day.
Today I am posting a link to the Preserve Hawaii volunteer opportunity calendar, and Earth Day related events
Mahalo to Kirsten Whatley of Preserve Hawaii for all of her continued efforts in the preservation of our beautiful aina.
The picture I am posting is one of my grand daughter during our last volunteer efforts at the Maui Coastal Land Trust . It's time for me to get over there again. It's been awhile.
4/16 -- Malama 'Aina Festival at Whole Foods -- features Maui nonprofits and how to join their volunteer efforts
4/23 -- Save Honolua Coalition / Surfrider Maui / Community Work Day -- cleanup of Honolua Bay and Lipoa Point -- 8a-11a
4/30 -- East Maui Taro Festival -- a celebration of taro, along with arts, crafts, local food, live music, and hula
4/26-5/1 -- Kipahulu 'Ohana -- pre- and post- Taro Festival activities: harvesting and processing taro, preparing poi and laulau, replanting huli and open house at Kapahu Living Farm on Sunday