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Hug A Beach For Hawaii
No matter if you are an islander or a main-lander and no matter your stand on mother earth and her oceans, you need to hug a beach!
Did you know that the islands of Hawaii are the vortex for the ocean's trash? The currents and tides bring the trash of the world to the beautiful islands of Hawaii and dispose of it on the windward side of our islands.
In recent years, it has become a very serious problem. Local volunteers and organizations such as Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i and Greenpeace are making a concerted effort to bring awareness to the situation. Not only do they make others aware, but they are continually working to clean our beaches.
The maintaining of the beaches has become an overwhelming problem. The cycle is never ending. The cleanup is done but the next tide deposits more trash. Even with the volunteers, city and county workers doing all they can, they are not able to keep up with the endless tide of debris that washes up on our island shores. The biggest culprit is plastic pieces; but things like cargo nets and ropes are also a daily occurrence. A soda can may travel thousands of miles to end up on ... more
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