For the environment
THE GREEN HOUSE WORKSHOPS, March 13, 224 Pakohana St.; registration: 524-8427, firstname.lastname@example.org:
• "Garbage into Gold," learn how to build and harvest a compost pile; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; $20.
• "Worms Eat My Garbage," learn how worms can help organic waste become compost, and make a worm bin to take home; for ages 4 and older; 1:30-3 p.m.; $20 per parent/child team.
HE'EIA PIER COMMUNITY CLEANUP and canoe paddling registration, sponsored by Kāne'ohe Canoe Club, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 14, He'eia Pier (wear covered shoes; long pants, long-sleeve shirt) (registration requires birth certificate/picture I.D.); Sandra Kalahiki, 429-9333.
KAHUKU HIGH SCHOOL recycling project, one of a continuing series of Aloha 'Aina community cleanup collections of recyclable waste, including athletic shoes, tires, cooking oil, green waste, batteries, plastic, telephone books and magazines (no paint, hazardous fluids, microwave ovens, TVs or gas tanks), 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 13, at the school; information/for curbside pickup or unwanted-car towing, Rene Mansho, 306-1876.
MĀLAMA MAUNALUA BAY COMMUNITY TALK-STORY, learn about issues threatening Maunalua Bay, Hawai'i Kai; 6:30 p.m., March 15; Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; free; information, 738-0820.
BE A GREENIE
FREE GARDEN MULCH, 9 a.m.-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, get information on shopping and eating healthier and try food samples; information, 432-2270:
• Honolulu Clinic, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, main entrance and lobby area.
• Moanalua Medical Center, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, main entrance.
• Waipi'o Clinic, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, front entrance and main lobby.
CITY PEOPLE'S OPEN MARKETS, 25 sites offering 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.-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.-12 p.m. 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; 8-10 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; 12 p.m. 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.
Send announcements, with contact name and phone number, to 605 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813 or firstname.lastname@example.org, with "For the Environment" in the subject line.