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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, March 15, 2010

For the Environment

Advertiser Staff

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MĀLAMA MAUNALUA BAY COMMUNITY TALK-STORY, learn about issues threatening Maunalua Bay, Hawai'i Kai; 6:30 p.m., March 15; Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; free; information, 738-0820.

"VOLCANIC AIR POLLUTION," a Windward Community College Community Forum, and speech by Dr. Elizabeth Tam, professor/chair of medicine, University of Hawai'i, John A. Burns School of Medicine; on determinants of volcanic air pollution (emissions, humidity, wind) and difference between vog, fog, smog, smoke and bioaerosols, and the health consequences; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. March 15, Windward Community College, Hale 'Imiloa, room 111; free; open to the public, free parking; information, 236-9120.

"GREEN DAY" at Maui Ocean Center aquarium, with enhanced ocean naturalist presentations on conserving ocean, land and energy resources, information on eco-friendly products, with focus on the center's green modifications , including six wind turbines, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 17, at the center, Mā'alaea ; park admission charges apply; 808-270-7000.

"DISCOVERY SATURDAY," at Maui Ocean Center's Discovery Pool exhibit, on unique marine life, importance of healthy reef ecosystems, and computer tracking of the exhibit's pH balance and oxygen level, salinity and temperature, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 20; at the center, Mā'alaea ; park admission charges apply; 808-270-7000.

"SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE DESIGN," class on turning lawn or lānai into an oasis of food, medicinal herbs and other plants, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 20, Lyon Arboretum; $40; registration, 988-0461; www.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.

FARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL recycling project, one of a continuing series of Aloha 'Āina community cleanup collections of recyclable waste, including athletic shoes, tires, cooking oil, green waste, batteries, plastic, telephone books and magazines (no paint, hazardous fluids, microwave ovens, TVs or gas tanks), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 20, at the school; information/for curbside pickup or unwanted-car towing, Rene Mansho, 306-1876.


FREE GARDEN MULCH, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Hālawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1269 Iwaena St., self-service; www.boardofwatersupply.com, 748-5041.

HONEYBEE VARROA PROJECT, an islandwide study by the University of Hawai'i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, asks anyone seeing a wild honeybee colony on O'ahu to call 956-2445; for information, see www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/HoneyBeeVarroa.

FRESH DAYS, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente; shop for affordable, fresh, locally grown produce; information, 432-2270:

• Honolulu Clinic, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, main entrance and lobby area.

• Moanalua Medical Center, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, main entrance.

• Waipi'o Clinic, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, front entrance and main lobby.