Seeds are planted for Earth Day, Earth Month activities
March 22, 2013
WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be hosting numerous events for its second annual Earth Month celebration.
What began as a single day has evolved into a monthlong celebration with a wide variety of events for Soldiers and families to enjoy throughout the island of Oahu.
The first event to kickoff this exciting month starts with Fun Fest, a collaboration between the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) Environmental Division and the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation on Saturday, March 30, at Weyand Field.
The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m., featuring exhibitors, games, environmental learning activities and live entertainment.
Fun Fest and Earth Day 2013
Again, this event is March 30, Weyand Field, and includes the following events:
• 8:30-9:30 a.m., Enchanted Breakfast. Purchase tickets at the Leisure Travel Office, Schofield Barracks, or call 808-655-9971.
• 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Fun Fest. Features food, games, rides, inflatables and entertainment by Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills, or SKIES Unlimited, and Travel Fair.
• 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Earth Day 2013. Features exhibits from the Environmental Division, Native Hawaiian Liaison Honua Consulting, Aqua Engineering, Waimea Valley Hi'ipaka LLC and Island Palm Communities (IPC).
• 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring the keiki for pictures with the Easter bunny.
Happenings include the following events:
• April 2, 9, and 16, 12-3 p.m. Dumpster Diving at various locations on post. Help us help you increase diversion of waste from landfills by determining what's in your dumpster. Contact the DPW for details, 808-656-3085.
• April 4, 11 and 18, 8-11 a.m. Greening Your Workspace at various offices on post. Call the DPW, 808-656-3085, to schedule an office greening to help your office be more sustainable.
• April 6, 8-11 a.m. Pearl City "Mauka to Makai" Bike Path Clean-up hosted by the 9th Theater Support Group (TSG) Environmental Division, 808-438-1600, ext. 3307. Volunteers will meet at the Honolulu Police Department Academy on Waipahu Depot Road. Sign-up at www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/sustainability/Environmental.aspx.
• April 6, 11, 19 and 30, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Kahanahaiki, Makua Military Reservation and Makaha Valley, Oahu. Volunteer service trips to clean out invasive weeds along a moderately challenging trail. Hike will include a detour to view Makua Valley and leeward coast.
Volunteer applications for the following must be received at Oahu Army Natural Resource Program at least two weeks prior to the event. Minimum age 14. Call 808-656-7741.
• April 22, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. Tour Hale Kula Elementary School on Schofield Barracks. Learn about the school's Sustainable Outdoor Classroom through student-led tours of the working garden, rainwater harvesting system and native plant gardens. Call 808-656-3086.
• April 24, 1-4 p.m. IPC and DPW Environmental Division team up on Earth Day, April 24, at the Kalakaua Community Center on Schofield Barracks for a fun-filled family event.
• April 27, 8-10:30 a.m. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a beach cleanup. Volunteers will meet at the Pacific Regional Visitor Center (808-438-2815) at Fort DeRussy near Waikiki.
• April 27, 10 a.m.-2p.m. Fort Shafter Flats Parade Field's Earth Day Festival hosted by the 9th Mission Support Command and 9th TSG's Environmental Division, 808-438-1600, ext. 3307.
Additional information and sign-up sheets for various activities can be found at the USAG-HI DPW Environmental Division's webpage: www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/sustainability/Environmental.aspx.