Surfrider Oahu Chapter would like to thank San Lorenzo Bikinis, Green Girl Yoga, and all the VOLUNTEERS who came out on May 18th at Kalama Beach Park for Hands Across the Sand & Kailua Beach Cleanup!
Although Kalama Beach Park seemed clean at first sight, closer inspection revealed the sand is completely covered with tiny pieces of plastic. Volunteers removed 58 lbs of trash from Kalama Beach Park, of which 38 pounds were MICROPLASTICS! Volunteers carefully sifted through the sand and hand-picked degraded microplastics from the sand. We were stoked that many volunteers rode their bikes, took the bus and walked to the beach cleanup!
We started the day with a relaxing yoga session provided by Green Girl Yoga
. Around noon, We celebrated Hands Across the Sand
, an international coordinated day of action to say,”Yes!” to clean energy and “No!” to offshore drilling and fossil fuels. We were joined by our sponsors, San Lorenzo Bikinis, who provided great prizes for volunteers and supplied their beautiful bikini models who protested against off-shore drilling! In a symbolic effort against off-shore drilling and in support of clean energy, the San Lorenzo bikini models and volunteers were smeared in “fake oil”! Thank you San Lorenzo bikinis!
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Mark your calendars! Join us this Saturday May 18th at Kalama Beach Park, 248 North Kalaheo Avenue, Kailua, for Hands Across the Sand & Kailua Beach Cleanup. Look for the blue Surfrider flags from the street. Please note we had to move this from the original location of Kailua Beach Park.
In respect of the mission of the day to use clean energy, PLEASE walk, ride, carpool or use public transport! This may be the time to useTheBus and maybe explore this hidden gem in Kailua for the first time too?! Parking is very limited (33 slots) so please find respectable street parking if Kalama Beach Park parking fills up.
Hands Across the Sand is an international coordinated day of action to say,”Yes!” to clean energy and “No!” to offshore drilling and fossil fuels. More at http://www.handsacrossthesand.com/
We will be partnering with San Lorenzo bikinis, who will be bringing prizes and gifts!
9:30am-10am optional Karma Yoga (the yoga of action) by Green Girl Yoga, http://www.greengirlyoga.com/
10am-11:35am Kalama Beach Cleanup
11:45 am Hands Across the Sand
12:00 pm Lunch will be provided