CANstruction Honolulu

Posted in Food & Dining on August 24th, 2008

CANstruction combines the competitive spirit of a design/build competition with a unique way to help feed hungry people.

Competing teams, led by architects and engineers, showcase their talents by designing giant sculptures made entirely out of canned foods.

The event is held annually across the United States and currently has 121 participating cities. Honolulu is a proud participating city, helping out those in need by contributing the canned foods used during the event to the Hawaii Food Bank.

CANstruction Honolulu is made possible by AIA Honolulu, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Pearlridge Mall and a variety of other corporate sponsors.

Since Honolulu started participating in CANstruction back in 2006 we have witnessed the great projects that have come from local builders, architects and engineers. This year we had the great privileged of spending time with Fung Associates, Inc. and witness their entry being built from beginning to end. Check out the six hour build shortened to a length of under 8 minutes as they contribute their time and effort to help support the Hawaii Food Bank. You can also browse through our pics of CANstruction Honolulu with photos ranging from 2006-2008.


808Talk Hawaii: CANstruction Honolulu 08

Vote or Donate! Members of the public can also participate by bringing in their own canned food donations to vote for the completed structures. Voting/donations are welcome beginning late afternoon on Saturday, August 23 and continuing through Saturday, September 6.

Remember, One CAN equals One Vote. Make sure that you do what you CAN to help extinguish hunger in Hawai’i since the Foodbank is running low – Every CAN helps! You can vote as many times as you like we welcome your generosity.


CANstruction Hawaii


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2008 Olympics Artist Wyland Announces Grand Finale Mural

Posted in Environment on June 27th, 2008

2008 Olympics Artist Wyland Announces Grand Finale for Epic “Whaling Wall” Project. Mile-long mural in Beijing this summer with thousands of children will celebrate the “Green Olympics

Marine life artist and conservation advocate Wyland, who first began his quest to paint 100 gigantic marine life murals 27 years ago, will announce the final mural in the project – a mile long “clean water” themed mural in Beijing with thousands of children from around the world to celebrate the Green Olympics.

The announcement will take place on Wednesday July 2, 2008 / 11:00 a.m. Hawaiian Time – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and can be watched via a LIVE video stream right here on 808Talk. The stream will be viewable on this current page as well as at our LIVE broadcast site – http://live.808talk.tv.

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Who Is Wyland?

Laguna Beach artist Wyland, 51, has painted murals in more than 75 cities in fourteen countries that are seen by a billion people each year. The artist, who recently completed murals in American Samoa, England, and Brazil, is an official artist of United States Olympic Team for the 2008 Olympic Games, with a special focus on the environment, and was the keynote speaker on the subject of Water at the 2008 United Nations Environment Program International Children’s Conference, June 15-20, in Stavanger, Norway. His underwater photography is being displayed this summer in the Smithsonian Institution.

Wyland’s efforts for conservation awareness have been recognized by the United Nations, Sierra Club, Rotary International, Riverkeeper Alliance, and Surfrider Foundation. He is the creator of the Whale Tail license plate for the state of California, which has raised millions in grant money for coastal cleanups and education.

His Wyland Foundation, in partnership with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is actively engaged in teaching millions of students around the world to become caring, informed stewards of our oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands.

www.wylandfoundation.org


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Start Or Stop Light Rail Transit In Honolulu…You Decide!

Posted in Environment on June 19th, 2008

One of the most debated subjects currently in Honolulu is whether or not “Light Rail Transit” is the solution to the traffic nightmare and therefore a good thing.

Cost, loss of more natural Hawaiian landscape and noise pollution are high on the list of given Cons to light rail. Pros given are pretty much in line with just easing the traffic congestion that plagues Oahu motorists everyday.

Two non-profit groups, one on each side of the fence, have emerged and offer great insight into whether or not this is the right or wrong approach to solving all the bustling traffic of this metropolitan city located in the middle of the Pacific. The key points of both organizations are highlighted below.

Those for light rail claim:

  • Best For The Local Economy
  • Best for the Environment
  • Best for Our Community

Those against light rail claim:

  • It Will Cost $Billions And $Billions And $Billions
  • It Will Not Relieve Traffic Congestion
  • It Is Noisy
  • It Will Be An Environmental Blight

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Support Rail Transit    Stop Rail Transit

What do you think? Take a minute and cast your vote in our current poll listed below. If you want to build your opinion before you cast your vote, feel free to visit the links to both sides of the debate and then come back and submit your vote.

Comments are also open below so let us know how you feel. Are you a local resident, tourist or just concerned party that wishes to voice your opinion?


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29th Annual Matsuri In Hawaii Festival

Posted in Food & Dining on June 7th, 2008

Yesterday was the start of this years 29th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival – Matsuri In Hawaii, which promotes cultural exchanges in the song, dance and traditions of people living in Japan, Hawaii, and the Pacific Basin.

Though the festival began primarily to present the historical cultural activities from Japan, it has grown to other Asian countries and the Pacific Rim countries as well; and the cultural education, friendships, and exchanges, leave long lasting impressions and memorable experiences for everyone.

It is a festival that can be enjoyed by all… tourists (malihinis) and locals (kamaainas)…. young and old. The 3-day celebration begins with festivities on Friday evening with entertainment, food, and a bon dance at our Ho’olaulea (street party). We culminate the weekend with a grand parade along Kalakaua Avenue on Sunday.

Japanese 日本語
第二十九回 日本とハワイの文化交流 ”まつりインハワイ”が6月6から6月8日まで開催。フラダンス、太鼓、”風”凧、アートと盛りだくさんのお祭り。アラモアナショッピングセンター センターステージ/ロイヤルハワイアンセンターステージ/カラカウア大通りと3カ所でのパフォーム!祭りの最後を飾るカラカウア大通りのパレード(6月8日)ハワイ州政府公認行事として地元でもおなじみ。まつりインハワイのハイライトは、エキサイティングにワイキキの夜を飾ります。

Taiko From Past Matsuri in Hawaii:
Hamadaiko: Ala Moana
Hamadaiko: Waikiki

Pan-Pacific Festival – Matsuri in Hawaii:
English Website: http://www.pan-pacific-festival.com
- Schedule http://www.pan-pacific-festival.com/schedule.aspx
Japanese Website: http://www.matsuri-in-hawaii.com
- Schedule http://www.matsuri-in-hawaii.com/schedule_event.html


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29th Annual Matsuri In Hawaii Festival

Posted in Food & Dining on June 7th, 2008

Yesterday was the start of this years 29th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival – Matsuri In Hawaii, which promotes cultural exchanges in the song, dance and traditions of people living in Japan, Hawaii, and the Pacific Basin.

Though the festival began primarily to present the historical cultural activities from Japan, it has grown to other Asian countries and the Pacific Rim countries as well; and the cultural education, friendships, and exchanges, leave long lasting impressions and memorable experiences for everyone.

It is a festival that can be enjoyed by all… tourists (malihinis) and locals (kamaainas)…. young and old. The 3-day celebration begins with festivities on Friday evening with entertainment, food, and a bon dance at our Ho’olaulea (street party). We culminate the weekend with a grand parade along Kalakaua Avenue on Sunday.

Japanese 日本語
第二十九回 日本とハワイの文化交流 ”まつりインハワイ”が6月6から6月8日まで開催。フラダンス、太鼓、”風”凧、アートと盛りだくさんのお祭り。アラモアナショッピングセンター センターステージ/ロイヤルハワイアンセンターステージ/カラカウア大通りと3カ所でのパフォーム!祭りの最後を飾るカラカウア大通りのパレード(6月8日)ハワイ州政府公認行事として地元でもおなじみ。まつりインハワイのハイライトは、エキサイティングにワイキキの夜を飾ります。

Taiko From Past Matsuri in Hawaii:
Hamadaiko: Ala Moana
Hamadaiko: Waikiki

Pan-Pacific Festival – Matsuri in Hawaii:
English Website: http://www.pan-pacific-festival.com
- Schedule http://www.pan-pacific-festival.com/schedule.aspx
Japanese Website: http://www.matsuri-in-hawaii.com
- Schedule http://www.matsuri-in-hawaii.com/schedule_event.html


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