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Keeping cig butts out of Kailua Bay & West Hawai‘i Landfill

Cigarette butts, made of non-biodegradable plastic,  are the number one littered item in the world. Thankfully, volunteers of the West Hawai‘i Tobacco-Free Partnership, Surfriders Kona Kai Ea, Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund and Keep Puako Beautiful…
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Register now for Get Fit Kauai’s 9th Annual Mayor-a-thon on Saturday, June 24

Celebrate good times…come on!  Register for the 9th annual Mayor-a-thon today! On Saturday, June 24, approximately 1,000 bicyclists, runners, walkers and strollers are expected to come in droves to participate in the 9th annual Mayor-a-thon…
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HIPHI builds bridges to communities with new staff position

The change from spring to summer also brings a shift in roles here at the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI). Stephanie Moir will be transitioning out of her current role as Tobacco Free Kaua’i Coordinator into a new Statewide Community…
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HIPHI participates in Safe Routes to Schools & School Wellness Workshops

The Hawai‘i County Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) team on the east side of Hawai‘i County, participated in two dynamic workshops this past spring. In Spring 2017, the State of Hawai‘i Department of Transportation and People's Advocacy…
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Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge Community Perspectives Trip

The Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes & Wetland Refuge is a beautiful 277-acre property fronting the Waihe‘e Reef on Maui's north shore. The property is owned and maintained by the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT), which has restored a large…
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Get Fit Kauai’s Bike to Work Day

Get Fit Kauai’s Bike-to-Work Day was not just physical exercise. On May 19, the event exemplified exercise in community engagement and partnership. It was a terrific example of one way to incorporate more physical activity into the work…
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Save The Date: Mayor-a-thon 2017 is June 24th

Get Fit Kauai's 9th Annual Mayor-a-thon.  This is a FREE Community event on Saturday June 24th from 6:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Kapa`a Beach Park. Join Mayor Carvalho and Get Fit Kauai for this fun, FREE 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8 mile walk, bike or run! Register…
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HIPHI Statement on House Health Care Bill

House Health Care Bill Benefits Wealthy at the Cost of Most Vulnerable   Statement of Jessica Yamauchi, Executive Director, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute   Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives just voted to throw more than…
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Maui Nui Youth Council Leadership, Youth Advocacy Retreat

Saturday, April 22nd, was a full day. It was Earth Day... and the three-year anniversary of the County of Maui Tobacco-Free Beaches and Parks Law... and the kick-off for the Maui Nui Youth Council (MNYC), which came together for the first…
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Kauai’s Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19

In celebration of National Bike Month, Kauai will have its own Bike to Work Day on Friday morning, May 19, 2017.  Riders will meet at one of two starting points in Puhi or Kapa‘a and bike to work along suggested routes, ending at the Rotunda…
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Get Fit Kaua‘i captures “Pre TIGER” Bike/Ped baseline data

In October 2015, Kaua‘i was awarded $13 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used for the revitalization of the Lihue Town Core with a focus on improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities. On…
Earth Day Kauai
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Earth Day at the Bay

It is known that cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world. Every year, several trillion cigarettes butts are carelessly discarded on the ground.  In the case of our islands, many of those cigarette butts end up on our beaches…