Happy Aloha Friday, y’all!
Ending this week with another post in my blog series, “Instagramming Maui: A to Z of My Island Life.” You can find a post that includes links to the entire series here, which I’ll be adding to on a regular basis. And here’s a link to my instagram site in case you’d like to stop by there. I’ve been crazy busy getting ready for the Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival, and tomorrow is the big day for the festival. I’ll do a fun recap on it next week!
E is for…
E is for Eco-Friendly
When you live on an island, adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle becomes second nature. There is only so much space for our trash on Maui…thus recycling, re-using, upcycling and being conscious of our consumption is a must! If you live here or have visited recently then you know that there is now a law banning plastic bags at grocery stores. This law is in place to encourage us to use our own bags “B.Y.O.B” = Bring Your Own Bag. Of course, I have like 20 re-usable grocery bags and manage to leave them in my car every time I shop. So what do I do? Carry out my items by hand – LOL. I feel so proud of myself when I actually remember to bring in one of my bags.
You know I love to upcycle. Here’s a piece of art I created recently, using pieces from a broken necklace and a canvas background. It will be part of the huge silent auction at the Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival this weekend, with all proceeds benefiting Haiku keiki.
One of the things I love about living in Maui, Hawaii, is that the County makes it easy to recycle, with recycle locations in nearly every town. Our eco-system is fragile and caring for the aina (land) is part of living in Hawaii. The ancient Hawaiians held a deep belief system in honoring God, honoring man, honoring land. This way of righteous living thrives in the souls of many still living here on the islands…and I feel it’s a good way to live. If only we could all adopt that belief system…this world would truly be changed with our own two hands…working together…honoring one another.
Do you have a handy way to recycle where you live? Any tips for recycling that you’d like to share?
With mucho aloha,