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  • Title: Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i
    Descriptive info: .. Welcome!.. Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i (B.. E.. A.. C.. H.. ).. is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that brings awareness and solutions to the problem of marine debris on Hawai`i's beaches through:.. Environmental Education.. Marine Debris Removal and Research.. Plastic Reduction and Litter Prevention Campaigns.. in order to inspire actions by individuals and the community that will reduce and prevent plastic marine debris resulting in protection for Hawai`i's marine life, sea birds and the ocean/coastal environment.. Visit our.. About B.. page for more information.. Whereve.. r you are in the world, you can help us with this international problem of marine debris by becoming a member of B.. today -.. click.. here.. for more information.. B.. partners with City and County of Honolulu on recycling bins for beaches.. Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i is one of the first organizations to partner with the City and County of Honolulu's Recycling Program to help make and place wire recycling bins at beach parks.. This project was featured on KITV 4 News Going Green segment of the 6pm news on Monday 5th August, 2013.. Click.. to see the video.. for information the project.. volunteers holding recycling bins they made at a training workshop Monday.. City's HI-5 Recycling Program Goes DIY.. , Hawai`i Public Radio, Monday 12th August, 2013.. Finally, recycling bins.. , The Green Leaf , Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Monday 19th August, 2013.. Honolulu Mayor Caldwell signs Bill 25 banning smoking at beaches.. Honolulu Star Advertiser article, Monday 22nd July, 2013:.. Caldwell signs bills banning smoking at parks, bus stops.. KHON2 News, Sunday 21st July, 2013:.. Smoking ban in effect for all Oahu parks, beaches, bus stops.. KITV4 News, Sunday 21st July, 2013:.. Honolulu mayor signs two smoking bans.. Smoke-free beaches and parks bill passes final reading.. Bill 25 banning smoking at all City and County of Honolulu beaches and parks passed the final reading on Wednesday 10th July, 2013 and now goes to the Mayor for his signature.. Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i provided written and spoken testimony in strong support of this bill.. This is the 2nd county that B.. has helped get a smoking ban on all beaches and parks - the first was on the big island - the smoking ban there passed on Earth Day 2008.. Effectively immediately upon the Mayor's signature, several Waikiki beaches, Kapiolani Park and Sandy Beach will become smoke-free.. All other beaches, parks, tennis courts, playgrounds, swimming pools, athletic fields, botanical gardens, beach right of ways, park roadways and other recreation areas will become smoke-free starting on 1st January, 2014.. City Council passes smoking ban bills for Honolulu parks, beaches.. KHON2 News, Wednesday 10th July, 2013.. Smoking ban looms at city parks, bus stops.. Honolulu Star Advertiser, Thursday 11th July, 2013.. receives MACZAC award.. Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i received the 2nd Annual MACZAC Douglas Tom Thumbs-Up Award from the Marine and Coastal Zone Advocacy Council (MACZAC).. The award was presented to B.. representatives Suzanne Frazer and Dean Otsuki by MACZAC member Kimbal Thompson on Tuesday 21st May, 2013.. The award recognizes organizations that preserve and protect Hawai`i s marine and coastal environment and actively engages the community, especially youth.. Kimbal Thompson (right) from MACZAC presented the award to B.. represented by Suzanne Frazer and Dean Otsuki.. Gets A Thumbs Up.. , Midweek, East O`ahu News, Wednesday 7th August, 2013.. Ala Moana Beach is now a smoke-free beach.. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed Bill 72  ...   2013.. SAVE SEA BIRDS - USE REUSABLE UTENSIL SETS.. Photo:.. Robert Shallenberger.. NEW COLOURS NOW AVAILABLE.. Reusable Bamboo Utensil Sets.. Help protect Hawai`i's sea birds by using reusable utensils instead of plastic ones.. resuable bamboo utensil sets are now available from B.. and SoulTrex at Windward Mall and make great gifts.. Radiation and marine debris.. All of the marine debris that Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i (B.. ) uses for educational purposes was collected well before the 2011 tsunami in Japan and does not have radiation.. Also all of the marine debris that B.. volunteers are sorting was collected prior to September 2012 when the first items of tsunami debris were found in Hawai`i.. Unfortunately there has been no testing for radiation by the Hawai`i State Department of Health (the department responsible for monitoring radiation) on the beaches on O`ahu and Hawai`i islands that are known for the largest accumulations of marine debris on those islands and there's been no testing at all on any beach on the islands of Lana`i, Moloka`i, Ni`ihau and Kaho`olawe (which also have beaches that accumulate marine debris).. Therefore there is no information on radiation for these beaches.. Any item on beaches that accumulate marine debris can have radiation.. To learn more about the issues concerning radiation from Japan, please click.. SAVE SEA BIRDS - RECYCLE PLASTIC CAPS AND LIDS.. Plastic Caps and Lids Recycling.. for more information on recycling your plastic caps and lids to help save sea birds.. Photo: James Watt.. Protecting sea turtles and marine life from harmful plastics: Plastic bags to be banned on the island of Hawai`i in 2013.. Hawai`i County Mayor Kenoi signed Bill 17 banning plastic shopping bags into law on Tuesday 17th January, 2012.. The full ban will take effect on 17th January, 2014.. supported the bill by sending in testimon.. y.. A ban on plastic shopping bags took effect on 11th January, 2011 on the islands of Maui, Lana`i and Moloka`i.. The bans on O`ahu (starting in 2015) and Kaua`i are unfortunately not bans as they are allowing bags made of plastic (with an additive) still to be used which is not a ban at all.. Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i has been at the forefront of the effort to educate the public in Hawai`i about the harm caused by plastic bags to sea turtles and marine life and has led the way in providing and encouraging people to use reusable bags.. helped the first grocery store in Hawai`i to go plastic bag free, and supported interisland, local and state bills to ban plastic bags.. 's plastic bag reduction campaign has been ongoing since 2007.. Sundance Film Festival.. Brita Filter For Good Film Project winner, January 2011:.. Plastic Tide.. Short film about the problem of marine debris in Hawai`i interviewing B.. co-founder Suzanne Frazer at Kahuku Beach.. Bag It documentary.. Award winning film about plastic shopping bags, single use disposable plastic products, plastic in our oceans, environment and how chemicals from plastic end up in our bodies.. for a screening near you.. Salty Sandcrab webcomic.. (click below).. Coral Photograph Credit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce and Dr.. James P.. McVey.. Dolphins, Japanese Angelfish, Green turtle, and Laysan Albatross photos by James Watt.. Humpback whale photo by James Mobeley.. Unless noted otherwise, the contents of this website are Copyright 2006-2013 B.. Please ask permission before using any text, graphics or photographs from this website.. `..

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