A green weekend

March 18th, 2011
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It's shaping up to be a green weekend. If you're looking for things to do and places to recycle, here is just a sampling for Honolulu:

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Malama Maunalua aims to preserve and restore the health of the bay. Courtesy photo.

Marine Debris Student Artwork at the State Capitol
Friday, March 18 to Monday, April 28
B.E.A.C.H. has its Marine Debris Awareness Student Art Project display up at Hawaii State Capitol's chamber level foyer (415 S Beretania St.). Artwork is from students at various schools including Damien Memorial School, Farrington High School, and Saint Anthony School, among others. Free and open to the public.

Make Life Green at Koko Marina Center
Saturday, March 19: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Koko Marina Center in Hawaii Kai (7192 Kalanianaole Highway) is offering entertainment to celebrate St. Patrick's Day as well as a mini-expo to reduce your carbon footprint. There will be on-site collections of plastic bottles and aluminum cans as part of a recycling drive benefiting Kamiloiki Elementary School. Looking to dispose of some unwanted electronics? Pacific Corporate Solutions will recycle your e-waste. Look for booths from Aquapono, Revolusun, Kanu Hawaii and Malama Maunalua.

Hike Manana Ridge with the Sierra Club
Saturday, March 19 8 a.m.
Hike up Manana Ridge in Pearl City with the Sierra Club. Go up about 1.5 miles and help remove some of the exotic weed trees sprouting in a koa forest. Swing by Waimano Pool on the way down for a refreshing swim. Sierra Club hikers meet 8 a.m. at Church of the Crossroads (2510 Bingham St.) unless otherwise stated. Moderate-level hike. Requested donation of $5; $1 for members. Contact Ed Mersino, mersino@hawaii.edu or 223-5765.

Marine debris short films
Sunday, March 20, 8 to 10 p.m.
See short films about marine debris projects around the world by filmmakers and artists at Movie Night at the ART at Mark's Garage (1159 Nuuanu Ave.) in Chinatown.

Kaena Point Sierra Seminar
Sunday, March 20, 8 a.m.
Learn about native coastal plants and animals on this interpretive, 6-mile hike along the coastline of Oahu's northwestern tip with the Sierra Club. Possible whale, monk seal and albatross sightings. Space is limited, so reservations required. Requested donation of $5; $1 for members. Colleen Soares 748-9215.

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Plastic bag stuck in a tree. Photo credit: Suzan Beraza

See "Bag It" at Bambu 2.0
Monday, March 21, 7 p.m.
Is your life too plastic? If you haven't seen Suzan Beraza's "Bag It" documentary chronicling the global production and journey of a plastic beg yet, there will be another screening Monday at Bambu 2.0 (1144 Bethel St.) in Honolulu Chinatown.

You can watch the first three minutes of the film here.

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