Hawaii Starts To Ban Plastic Bags

Posted in Environment on August 28th, 2008

The “Aloha State” is making good steps in the right direction towards protecting our environment and saving the planet. Hawaii is one of many states finally starting to implement bans on those pesky plastic bags that are hardly biodegradable and most of the time end up blowing around the roads and highways throughout the state.

In Hawaii they also pose a great threat to the ocean wildlife when they find their way into the sea via drains and sewage pipes. Whales, dolphins, seals and turtles die due to plastic bags because they mistake them for food and ingest them.

In the last few days both Maui and the Big Island have implement bans that are set to take effect in the next few years in order to give businesses time to use up their remain plastic bags. After that point, those who do not comply will face fines.

More Info: The Dangers of Plastic Bags


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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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CANstruction Honolulu

Posted in Uncategorized 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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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.

If you would like to carry this LIVE stream on your website you can do so by copying the code given in the box below.

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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