Earth Day Celebration Planned at Hawai’i CC-Pālamanui

April 20, 2016, 8:04 AM HST (Updated April 19, 2016, 11:26 PM)

Hawai’i Community College – Pālamanui courtesy photo.

Hawai’i Community College – Pālamanui courtesy photo.

Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui will host a free public Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

The event will include various activities, ranging from the removal of fountain grass to speakers and presentations.

During the event, local firefighters will also be acknowledged.

“In addition to Earth Day, and noting that International Firefighters Day is on May 4, we also will acknowledge and give appreciation to our local firefighters who protect us and the ‘āina,” said Hawai‘i CC–Pālamanui Director Dr. Marty Fletcher. “As part of our Earth Day service on April 30, a small team will be assigned to remove invasive plants from the station of our neighboring Volunteer Fire Company 7 Bravo, located at the corner of Kaiminani Drive and Ane Keohokalole Drive.”

Attendees should take note that the event will be “zero-waste” and are invited to bring their own water bottles, plates, and utensils.

Earth Day Celebration Schedule:

7:30 a.m.: Work party to remove fountain grass and place mulch. This will prepare the ground for restoration of indigenous and edible plants as part of the Pālamanui Campus Community Landscape Project. Attendees are also encouraged to bring gardening gloves and tools if they have them.


9:45 a.m.: Words of Wisdom

10 a.m.: Speakers and Presentations

12 p.m.: Music and Potluck Lunch

1 p.m.: Extended Conversations

2:45 p.m.: Mahalo & Pau

For more information, call 969-8803 or e-mail Fletcher at



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