Apr 21, 2009

Household Tips: Earth Day 2009

April 22 is Earth Day 2009. It is a day to encourage environmentally healthy behaviors, and bring attention and awareness to our environment. In 1970, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, introduced the Earth Day movement and since then it is recognized and celebrated simultaneously by people all over the world. Read more about Earth Day at the Earth Day Network.

To help you in your effort to "go green" or to live actively to benefit our environment, here are a few important links. If you want to join a community and make a commitment to protect our "aina" land, please visit Kanu Hawaii for more information.

Recycle: Redemption Centers:
Big Island: http://www.recyclehawaii.org/
Kauai: kauai.gov/recycling
Maui: http://www.co.maui.hi.us/
Oahu: http://www.opala.org/

Redemption Centers: http://www.hi5deposit.com/

Stop Junk Mail: http://www.dmachoice.org/

Other Helpful Links:
Appliances: http://www.recycle-steel.org/
Business clothing: http://www.dressforsuccess.org/
Carpets: http://www.carpetrecovery.org/
Cell phones and rechargeable batteries: http://www.rbrc.org/call2recycle/
Computers: http://www.sharetechnology.org/
Electronics: http://www.mygreenelectronics.org/
Eyeglasses: http://www.neweyesfortheneedy.org/
Floppy Disks and Videotapes: http://www.greendisk.com/
Formal Dresses: http://www.operationfairydust.org/
Packing Peanuts: http://www.loosefillpackaging.com/
Paint: http://earth911.org/
Tires: www.epa.gov/garbage/tires/live.htm

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