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Oahu: Town and Country—Waikiki Beach Access and Plastic Free Haleiwa

February 03 2008 | Jim's Blog,
by Jim

The island of Oahu continues to lead the charge on both shores.

On the south shore the Surfrider Oahu Chapter loaded up a trolley of stoked people and took the protest on the road through downtown Honolulu. They passed Ala Moana Shopping center, cruised through Waikiki, Kaimuki, and up Kalanianaole Hwy., and visited 5 of the 10 rally locations on Oahu. They drove for 3 hours from the Capitol to Portlock and back, raising awareness for improved shoreline access. From what I hear, they demanded...and got some attention. Kudos to this crew for their execution and staying power on this very important issue.
Media coverage.
More pics.

And on the North Shore of Oahu, Kokua Hawaii Foundation continues to provide a notable leadership. This time with the Plastic Free Haleiwa project. This is a coalition of the community striving to educate store owners, restaurant proprietors, and patrons of Haleiwa about the environmental and health benefits of a plastic free world.

Coalition members to date include:
1. Art...Is
2. Bali Moon
3. Cafe Haleiwa
4. Cholo’s
5. Crank and Carve
6. Deep Ecology
7. Del’s Photo Lab
8. Direct National Lending, Haleiwa
9. E Pili Mai Weddings
10. Food For Thought Hawaii
11. Global Creations Interiors
12. The Growing Keiki
13. Haleiwa Active Healing
14. Haleiwa Art Gallery
15. Haleiwa Joe’s
16. Heather Brown Art
17. Jack Tyrrel Inc. Realtor
18. Killer Tacos
19. Kono’s
20. Lisa Carley Skin Care
21. North Shore Therapeutic Massage
22. Oceans In Glass
23. Ohana Island Homes
24. Paradise Real Estate
25. Patagonia
26. Salon Atlantis
27. Scoop of Paradise
28. Sharks Cove Grill
29. Silver Moon Emporium
30. Storto’s
31. Styrophobia
32. Surf Child
33. The Sand Castle
34. The Soap Cellar
35. Town and Country Mortgage
36. Twelve Tribes
37. Waialua Soda Works

Non-Profit Partners:
1. City Council Member Donavan Dela Cruz
2. The Green House
3. Kokua Hawaii Foundation
4. Sierra Club
5. Surfrider Foundation
6. YMCA Camp Erdman
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