#Maui #Watershed #Sustainability

For the people of a Ko‘olau (Windward) facing landscape, the flow of water from mountain to sea is vital to the health of the land. A healthy land makes for healthy people, and healthy people have the ability to sustain themselves. Please support The East Maui Watershed Partnership.

Recycling at Home

The landfill on Maui is a great example of kuleana (responsibility). Though we can proclaim that it is a digusting eyesore, all of us have contributed to its ever growing destruction. Taking responsibility for the trash you create by consuming a product, should be made of the utmost priority. Everyone needs to understand proper disposal methods to limit the waste that ends up in landfills or scattered amongst our lands and seas. The gasses and chemicals released from landfill sites are harmful. As rain washes through dumpsites, solids dissolve and mix with liquids which creates an acidic and contaminated fluid that can pollute and contaminate drinking water. The bacteria from the breakdown of organic matter in landfills, such as fruit scraps and vegetable peelings, create a lethal greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. These are just a few harmful effects of waste mismanagement.
Individuals can sort the components of their trash and discard materials properly, to severely reduce the millions of tons of trash that is produced each year by the nation. Home recycling does take a trivial dedication of time, but offers more than sufficient benefits to the homeowner and the environment. Recycling in the home can make a difference on both a local and global level.
The basics of recycling should be reviewed. The category of Papers and Carboard include newspapers, magazines, glossy printed flyers, phone books, envelopes, computer paper and paper packaging. Remove any rubber bands or plastic wrapping. Carbon paper, stickers and laminated materials should not be included in this category. Effort should be made to recycle all plastic waste. Plastic goods, bottles, grocery bags and polystyrene packaging should be carefully separated by the specific type of plastic. Glass containers are recycled according to color: clear, green and brown. Light bulbs, sheet  glass, mirrors and pyrex should be kept separate from traditional glass jars and bottles. Aluminum, Steel and Copper recyclables include food cans, aluminum cans, aluminum foil, foil packaging, copper, bronze and brass. Paint cans and aerosol are recyclable but are hazardous and need to be kept separate from other metals. Electronic goods like printers, computers and hardware along with cell phones and rechargeable batteries should be deposited at appropriate e-cycling centers.
Some tips for home recycling; Visit your local recycling center to find out what is accepted at which specific centers on the island. Set up your home recycling bins according to these categories. Once a bin system is established at home, recycling becomes an easier chore. Labeling these bins will ensure materials are separated correctly. Rinsing recyclables will reduce pests and dirty work when its time to transport to the recycling center. Composting is the solution for household green scraps.
To reduce your production of waste overall, purchase products with the highest percentage of “post-consumer” recycled content. Post consumer means the materials used in the manufacturing process were returned by consumers and successfully recycled. The Freecycle movement is a great idea as well, you can give away for free what you have and don’t need and you receive for free what you need, but don’t have. This exchange of goods keeps lots of useful stuff out of the landfill. We must reduce consumption and demand products made primarily with recycled content. This will ensure that the materials we recycle are put to use, and these markets are sustained.

The Road to Hana

KeanaeMaui.com is excited, to introduce our followers to TheR2H. Today's best guide to The Road to Hana. We are impressed with the clarity and quality of the audio, map and itinerary that is included in your adventure package. This guide provides new and even seasoned Hana Hwy. travelers with great suggestions, noting all of the most important highlights found along The Road to Hana. visit TheR2H.com 

Banana Bread on Maui

Aunty Sandy's Banana Bread can be found at Keanae Landing Fruit Stand along The Road to Hana, Maui. Find the fruit stand at 210 Keanae Rd. Keanae HI 96708 or email KeanaeKine@gmail.com


Ke‘anae ‘Iwa's 
at Hana Ball Park weekly

            We are the proud sponsors of this summer's softball team from Keanae. The only outside team participating in Hana's community summer co-ed league, includes five girls and five boys from our town 18 miles away. Games happening every Tuesday and Thursday evening at Hana Ball Park, unless of course it is raining.. which happens quite often on this side. Here we go Iwa's!
        check out pictures from the games on Keanae Landing's facebook


Welcome to my fruit stand, this is a coconut stack.

Keanae Landing Fruit Stand

open everyday 8:30am-2:30pm   

#WailuaNui #Valley #Hawaii

Deep in the Valley of Wailua Nui, Maui
Wailua is the neighboring valley of Ke‘anae

Miss Hawai‘i 2011

Tune in with us to OC16 on June 4th, 2011 to watch our 
Miss Maui, Maya Iida compete for the title and crown of 
Miss Hawai‘i 2011

Banana Bread Mix

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Ko'olau Hui

Clearing the 'Auwai
It is amazing what a small group of hard working people can do. In half a day, community members eradicated cane grass, banana trees and shrubbery that severely overgrew one of the many streams that feed Wailua Nui Valley. Na Moku 'Aupuni o Ko'olau Hui is a non profit representing the concerns of residences within the Ko'olau region. Water quality and quantity remains an ongoing issue, so their organization continues a long standing legal battle against various A&B subsidiaries. Though East Maui Irrigation has claimed to have released over a handful of streams from being diverted, the results are barely apparent. The group stresses that releasing more water for their taro patches is just the first step. The health of all stream life should be accommodated for.  In order to achieve a healthy aquatic ecosystem, an abundance of water should be returned to provide comfortable living environments for the fish, prawn and various stream life. Until the water is restored to respectable stream flow levels, Na Moku volunteers work to clear their 'auwai systems. Cleaning out the waterways will ensure nothing will be wasted, once rightfully returned. Folow Ko‘olau Hui

#Maui #Photo

Ke‘anae, Maui [Hawai‘i]

#Windward #Hawaii

For the people of a Ko‘olau or Windward facing district.. the steady flow of water from the Mountain to the Sea is vital to the health of both land and people. Follow Ko‘olau Hui

Banana Bread Contest

We entered the Banana Bread contest at this year's Maui County Agricultural Festival. We weren't present for awards but was notified via twitter that we had won 2nd place out of  38 entries! we'll take it :)