For the environment
ALA WAI BOAT HARBOR CLEANUP, sponsored by Sierra Club, from 8 a.m. April 17, starting from harbor master's office (between third and fourth row of boats, behind Ilikai Hotel; parking in street stalls or public area 'ewa of Hilton lagoon); age 18 and older (or signed waiver); recommended: sturdy closed-toe shoes, hat, thick gloves, sunscreen and water); information, 955-4168.
MĀLAMA NĀ POHAKU, join volunteers in removing alien plant invasives and planting endemic native plants to restore wetland bird habitat at Nā Pohaku o Hauwahine on Kapa'a Quarry Road; bring covered shoes, gloves, cutting or digging tool, water and snack; 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. April 17; reservations/information, 263-8008.
HE'EIA PIER COMMUNITY CLEANUP and canoe paddling registration, sponsored by Kāne'ohe Canoe Club, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 17, He'eia Pier (wear covered shoes, long pants, long-sleeve shirt); paddling registration requires birth certificate/picture I.D.; Sandra Kalahiki, 429-9333.
T.A.G. (TOTALLY AGAINST GRAFFITI) teams up with the University of Hawai'i Circle K Club and Kaimukī Interact clubs, for graffiti clean-up in Mō'ili'ili and McCully (and canned food collection for Hawai'i Foodbank), 8 am.-12 p.m. April 17, from Kūhio Elementary School (across from Hawaiian Humane Society); materials provided; information, 945-7633, ext. 27.
LUALUALEI BEACH PARK CLEAN-UP, organized by state Rep. Maile Shimabukuro, Women of Wai'anae (WOW) and AlohaCare, clean-up, trash pick-up and native plant watering, 8-11 a.m. April 18, Sewer's Beach (across from Wai'anae Pizza Hut, near Pōka'i Bay Street and Farrington Highway intersection); supplies provided (volunteers asked to bring water to water plants); information, 587-7242.
"THE SYNTHETIC SEA STORY," free showing of documentary film about the the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the threat of plastic ocean debris to marine life, followed by discussion with founders of the Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai'i (B.E.A.C.H.); 6-7:30 p.m. April 14, Hokuloa Church, Kamuela, Big Island; information, 808-756-2080.
CLASSES AT THE GREEN HOUSE, April 17, 224 Pakohana St., Pauoa Valley; $20 each; registration required, 524-8427, www.thegreenhousehawaii.com:
• "Home Brewing with Jeremai," brewing a batch of fertilizer or "pesky pest" spray, with Jeremai Cann, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m..
• "The Magic of Herbs," hands-on demonstration of planting a backyard or lānai herb garden, 1:30-3 p.m.
"DO ONE GREEN THING," reading and book-signing by Mindy Pennybacker, former editor-in-chief of "The Green Guide," and current editor/publisher of GreenerPenny.com, on practical information to get started on "going green," 3-5 p.m. April 18, Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai'i shop, Ward Warehouse; information, 597-8967.
FREE SOLAR EDUCATION SEMINAR, sponsored by solar electric/hot water systems provider RevoluSun, on how solar works, available systems, and available tax credits/incentives, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 27, Waimea Valley, Pīkake Pavilion; free, open to the public; information, 748-8888 or www.RevoluSun.com
BE A GREENIE
FREE GARDEN MULCH, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Hālawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1269 Iwaena St., self-service; www.boardofwatersupply.com, 748-5041.
HONEYBEE VARROA PROJECT, an islandwide study by the University of Hawai'i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, asks anyone seeing a wild honeybee colony on O'ahu to call 956-2445; for information, see www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/HoneyBeeVarroa.
FRESH DAYS, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente; shop for affordable, fresh, locally grown produce; information, 432-2270:
• Honolulu Clinic, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, main entrance and lobby area.
• Moanalua Medical Center, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, main entrance.
• Waipi'o Clinic, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, front entrance and main lobby.
CITY PEOPLE'S OPEN MARKETS: 25 sites offer weekly sale of agricultural and aquacultural products, ethnic and other food items; information, www.honolulu.gov/parks/programs/pom, 522-7088.
SIERRA CLUB is looking for hike/outing leaders (information, Stan Oka, 429-9814, or Deborah Blair, 955-4168), and for people to sign up as new Facebook friends; information, 538-6616.
KAUA'I GARDEN HELP, volunteers needed to protect rare plants and ecosystems at National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kaua'i; help needed in administration, conservation, education, development, etc.; 808-332-7324, ext. 228, or email@example.com.
MAKIKI FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT, the O'ahu Nā Ala Hele Trails and Access program needs volunteers to weed, pick up branches, plant, water and fertilize native plants as part of the Makiki Watershed Awareness Initiative forest restoration project. Bring long pants, long-sleeved shirt, shoes or boots, gloves, insect repellent, water and lunch; families welcome; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., selected Saturdays monthly; meet at Makiki forestry base yard above new Hawai'i Nature Center (from Makiki Street, take a left onto Makiki Heights Drive; the area entrance is before first hairpin turn); 973-9782.
Niaulani Forest WorkDay, volunteers needed to preserve the rainforest; 9 a.m to noon third Sunday of each month, Volcano Art Center, Niaulani campus, Volcano Village, Big Island; 808-967-8222.
TUESDAYS AT KANAHĀ, weekly beach cleanup and plant maintenance, coordinated by Community Pride at Kanahā Beach Park, Maui; 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, at the park; Valerie Vines Magee, 808-264-1454.
CHUN'S REEF BEACH/COAST CLEANUP, by Adopt-a-Beach Hawaii and Save the Sea Turtles International; noon last Saturday monthly, from 61-529 Kamehameha Highway, HaleNormal'iwa; trash bag, gloves and purified water provided; bring hat, sunscreen and beach shoes; 637-2211.
WAIMEA VALLEY offers daily guided activities, including wildlife walks, history walks, native plant walks; fees; information, www.waimeavalley.net, 638-7766.