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Eco-Friendly Hawaii Small Businesses to Support This Holiday Season

It’s that special time of the year again when cities are strung with lights, the first humpback whales of the season arrive, and everyone starts thinking seriously about the gifts they’ll be giving this year. With big businesses dominating holiday sales and Black Friday ads everywhere you look, it’s important to be intentional about what we purchase and the businesses we support this holiday season. From promoting the culture of overconsumption to the insane amount of trash produced, there’s a laundry list of issues that arise during this time of the year (we’ll save that for another article), but we’re here to encourage you to think locally and shop small with a few of our favorite eco-friendly Hawaii small businesses....

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Behind the Scenes: Our First Beach Cleanup at Makapu'u

Originally, we planned on doing a beach cleanup as our launch party back in September 2020, but the pandemic had other plans. As COVID-19 in Hawai'i stabilized, we felt it was safe to do a socially-distanced event and do our part. For our very first beach cleanup, we partnered with Hawai'i Community 808, a local group that hosts cleanups across the O'ahu. We also held a contest to see which team could pick up the most trash and which team could gather the most microplastics. Each winner received some special goodies from Kaiona Swimwear. Congrats to our winners and mahalo (thank you) to everyone who volunteered their time and worked their butts off in the hot sun to make the ocean a little bit cleaner. With the large winter...

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Easy Ways To Live More Sustainably

It is eye-opening (to say the least) when you look around and see how much consumption and waste is taking place. We’re not pointing fingers because we all play a part in this, but it is essential to stop and think “what can I do to live more sustainably?” There are many paths to take when trying to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, and we’re here to offer simple sustainable living tips so you can reduce your environmental footprint. How can we be more sustainable in our day to day? Sustainable fashion You may not think about this, but the fashion industry is one of the largest polluters. There’s a lot to unpack here and it deserves an article (or...

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