By Nina Wu
Earth Day is on Monday, April 22.
This year, the Earth Day Network, founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, has launched a project called "The Face of Climate Change."
People are sending in photos of what they're doing to address climate change all over the globe. The images submitted, so far, include everything from a mountaineer at Mount Cook, New Zealand, to a father driving an electric vehicle in the Philippines. Ederly residents at a LEED-certified Assisted Living facility in New York also sent in a photo, holding a sign that says: "The Face of Climate Change." To see the photo of the day, click here.
So far, I haven't found any photos from Hawaii. I know we're taking positive action here, as well, whether it's investing in solar PV, building a rain garden or opting to bike instead of drive. Let's put Hawaii on the map, folks!
Go to www.earthday.org/2103 to upload a photo.
If you're interested in making positive change or celebrating Earth Day, here are a list of events:
>> Saturday, April 13: Celebrate the sixth annual Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Waikiki Aquarium. Enjoy ocean-related arts and crafts for the keiki, along with educational displays, free native plants courtesy of HECO and a sea urchin release at 11:30 a.m. Free admission. Sponsored by the city and state department of health.
>> Saturday, April 20: Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii hosts a beach cleanup and Earth Day Fair. Meet at 9 a.m. for a beach cleanup of beaches stretching from Makapuu to Kaneohe Marie Corps Base Hawaii. Show up at your beach of choice and supplies will be provided. Beach cleanup is from 9 a.m. to noon. Afterwards, volunteers get $5 admission to the Earth Day Fair from noon to 5 p.m. at Sea Life Park, which will offer keiki games, prizes, live music, food and interactive green booths. Visit Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii.
>> Sunday, April 21: Enjoy an Earth Day Concert at Lydgate Park on Kauai. The public is invited to learn about the A‘ole GMO movement. Listen to the Sacred Earth Choir, Love Tribe, Maz and the Mystic Bee at 3 p.m. followed by a potluck at 5 p.m. Visit the Ohana O Kauai Facebook page for more information.