Earth Day celebrated across Oahu

Published On: Apr 22 2014 08:57:21 PM HST   Updated On: Apr 22 2014 10:49:11 PM HST

Special Earth Day celebrations were held across Oahu Tuesday.

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In Kahalu'u students and volunteers got together to construct an impressive mural of glass and things of the sea.

"It has to be something that has a lasting effect. That's why we're doing a mural and also because we partnered with sustainable coastlines. They continue doing beach cleanups afterwards and that carries on the first one," said student Nicole Popp.

You can get involved too with an upcoming sustainable coastlines beach cleanup in town scheduled for later this summer.

At the capitol rotunda, students from close to a dozen public and private schools marked Earth Day with a rally for clean energy and a lesson in civics.

The event organized by the Blue Planet Foundation brought about 200 students to the rally.

The gathering served as a way to get the youth involved in the political process.

The foundation is lobbying for a bill that would open the solar market to all individuals by allowing them to buy or lease an interest in systems that do not have to be on your own rooftop.

The bill's fate is being decided in conference committees this week.


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