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posted by davek on Apr 25

Apoha¬† the bubblemaker greets visitors to Waikiki Aquariums Earth Day Mauka to Makai Expo.¬† Apoha is native O’opu fish which are born in Hawaii’s mountain streams and swept down into the ocean during heavy rains. Much like salmon after maturing in the ocean they journey back up to the mountain streams to spawn. Apoha was created by the Hawaii Department of Health and the late cartoonist Dave Thorne. Apoha makes public appearance to remind people not to pollute our oceans and streams and to be friendly to mother Earth because we only have one place to live.

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posted by davek on Apr 24

At Waikiki Aquarium’s Earth Day Mauka to Makai Expo were a lot of earth friendly and informational tables. For example I leaned how to measure salinity in water, prepare for hurricanes, build some homemade boats out of plants, conserve water and much more. Here is the booth from the Hawaii Nature Center. Established in 1981 they are a leader in environmental education in Hawaii and expose children to a range of ecosystems in watershed, coastal, marsh and forest environments. You can learn more about the Hawaii Nature Center here.

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posted by davek on Apr 23

I had several people ask about my other Earth Day plant this year so here is a photo of it. This is a Spearmint plant that I received from the Pacific Guardian Center Earth and Health Fair. Each year this building that I work in holds a fair with booths on recycling and saving the environment. This year I traded three recyclable cans for this spearmint plant. I hope it can grow to this size last years Rosemary plant did so I can have a lot of mint leaves for mojitos or to add to refreshing beverages.

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