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Celebrate Earth Day at UH Mānoa on April 21

"Building a Community of Sustainability"

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Robyn Petterson, (808) 936-5572
The Environmental Center
Posted: Apr 12, 2011

The Environmental Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa will host the 10th annual Earth Day Festival on Thursday, April 21, 2011. The general public is invited to enjoy sustainability workshops presented by local organizations such as The Green House and Olomana Gardens, unplugged live performances, an eco-fashion show, a film screening of Huliau and local, organic grinds for purchase. All events will be held in the Sustainability Courtyard near Krauss Hall on the UH Mānoa campus.
“We want to encourage people to help build a community of sustainability,” said Damian McPherson, Earth Day Coordinator. “Our workshops will provide guidance on how to get started in living a more sustainable lifestyle.”
Below is a schedule of workshops to be held on April 21. These workshops will be provided by The Green House Pauoa teachers, various undergraduate students from UH Mānoa and other sustainable-minded organizations.
Schedule of Events:
10 a.m.
Decorate and paint to create garden art that compliments your home garden.

11 a.m.
Rain catchment and utilizing the resources around you. Learn to build your own rain catchment system to reduce consumption of limited aquifer water while reducing your sewer bill.
11:30 a.m.
Build your own solar oven and solar dehydrator. Experience the knowledge and hand-on workshop that will get you cooking for free and preserving your garden harvests.
Composting common household food waste. Learn to build your own compost pile that demands little maintenance and will be ready for harvest in three months.
1 p.m.
Aquaponics workshop and design. Learn to build your own closed system aquaponics system to sustain a beautiful gardens with little maintenance and no watering.
2 p.m.
Vermiculture and the worm life. Learn to build your own worm bin and compost all your food waste and paper trash to create beautiful organic fertilizer or worm tea.
2:30 p.m.
Bokashi composting and more
3 p.m.
Design a raised bed garden from salvaged wood on the street and create a re-used organic garden for your home or apartment
For more information, visit UH Mānoa Earth Day on Facebook, on twitter @UHMearthday, or go to General inquiries can be emailed to
The Environmental Center is focused on environmentally conscious students utilizing interdisciplinary studies to expand and progress Hawaii into the future of sustainability.