Posts tagged volunteer
Blue'Aina with Surfrider Foundation & Maui Hotel and Lodging Association

Our September Blue’Aina reef cleanup brought dolphins, sunny skies and all the aloha! This beautiful day in our tropical little paradise was a much needed outing after August’s threat of Hurricane Lane. We love this ‘aina with all our hearts!

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Voluntourism: A Green-Minded Match Made in Heaven!

High five, its vacation time! As you begin to dream of mai tai’s on the beach and how many swimsuits to pack for Maui, we want to introduce you to a new (heartwarming) trend that’s hitting the travel industry today – Voluntourism!

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Waiehu Beach Clean-Up

Waiehu Beach is known as one of the dirtiest beaches on Maui. Due to the direction it faces, trash continuously washes up on shore. Especially micro plastics. Micro plastics are generally the size of a penny or smaller. Our volunteers managed to get 5 bags full of trash raining in size from micro plastic to large fishing nets which had to be cut free. 

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MECO Donates 1,000 Trees to Maui Nui Botanical and Cleans Mala Wharf

Though some may not think of Mala Wharf as the most exciting place to snorkel much less conduct a cleanup, it should not be overlooked.  The once bustling pier was destroyed by hurricane Iniki, leaving a dock that today serves as an artificial reef. Turtles, reef sharks, tropical fish and more flourish at the site, making it and important location to maintain.

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Blue'Aina Hosts Lahaina Harbor Clean Up, with Sponsors Montage Kapalua Bay Hotel and Sea Horse Restaurant Benefiting Charity Walk

Lahaina harbor attracts thousands of people on a daily basis; some who do not share the same values for the ‘aina (land). Malama ‘Aina, is a deep rooted Hawaiian value which means to care for and nurture the land so it may provide for us and future generations.

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Blue ‘Aina Reef Cleanup 10/18/15- Sponsored by Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club & Grill, Benefitting Nā ʻAikane o Maui

Our second October Blue’Aina reef cleanup was unique- we met our volunteers at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel and boarded Trilogy Elua directly on the beach, after volunteers checked in and did their kokua of quickly cleaning the beach of debris.

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Maui Brewing Company and Trilogy Excursions’ Blue’Aina Event Raise Money for Maui’s Mooring System and Clean the Reef of Marine Debris

Marine debris is a problem that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Fortunately, there are people that are willing to do something about it. As a part of International Coastal Cleanup, the Blue ‘Aina Campaign hosted an underwater reef clean up at Mala Wharf on Sunday, September 20th, with 60 volunteers.

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