The 2012 Maui Earth Day Festival is set for Sunday, April 22, at the Keopuolani Park Amphitheater in Kahului. The public is also invited to prepare for the festivities the previous day by joining a large-scale coastal clean up of Kahului Harbor.
Make a difference and embrace the spirit of Earth Day by joining beach cleanup organizers Positive H2O; Surfrider Foundation, Maui Chapter; and Community Work Day (CWD) on Saturday, April 21, for the Kahului Harbor Earth Day Weekend Clean Up. The event is an opportunity for individuals, community groups, businesses and families to come together to help keep Maui's coast and ocean clean.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Kahului Harbor just past First Hawaiian Bank on Hana Highway; the cleanup will run from 9 a.m. to noon.
Kelli Love sent a sign of peace at last year’s Maui Earth Day event. The 2012 Maui Earth Day Festival is set for Sunday, April 22, at the Keopuolani Park Amphitheater in Kahului.
Photo: Moriah Diamond
At the conclusion of the event, Flatbread Pizza will provide a free lunch. Prizes and cash will also be awarded to the team or individual collecting the most trash.
Participants must bring their own bucket or reusable bag, gloves and a water bottle. Water will be provided.
The amphitheater is located behind Maui Nui Botanical Gardens and opposite War Memorial Stadium parking lot.
This is the 16th Maui coastal cleanup event organized by Positive H2O; Surfrider Foundation, Maui Chapter; and CWD.
Highlights of the popular Earth Day community event on Sunday will include live music, speakers, environmental and nonprofit organizations, vendors, food, keiki activities and a local farmers' market.
Gates will be open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Admission is $7 with no charge for keiki.
The entertainment lineup features nationally and locally renowned musicians and performers, including Youssoupha Sidibe & Charles Neville (Neville Brothers), Diane Patterson, Crazy Fingers, Free Radicals Project, Divino's All Stars, Reverend Kedar & The Temple of Peace, Eostar & Mathias (Web of One), MaBliss & Spirit Tribe, Maui Underground, Troublemakers, Rich Stillwell, Radha Divine, Shoshana B, Sundance, Nicholas Iris, Dreaming Bear, Hummingbird & Earth Song, Maui Keiki Kittens, Alexa Sunshine Rose and more.
In keeping with the "Live Consciously, Consume Sustainably" theme, attendees are encouraged to carpool, and bring their own non-breakable plates, cups, water bottles and utensils.