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Our Adopted Rats

Image of Cheeky ratName: Cheeky

Job: TB Detection Rat

R.I.P: Aug 31, 2011 - June 19, 2012

Read about our beloved Cheeky who is now watching us from above.

Meet Our Newest Rat: Nala

Recycling Funds

2012: $105.63

2013: $118.63

2014: $56.45

Featured Team Members
Wednesday
Feb222012

Beach Cleanup Complete!

On February 18th, of us gathered along with roughly 100 other like minded individuals to do a day of beach cleanup at Bellows Air Force Beach. The event was sponsored by Sustainable Coastlines.

The cleanup lasted from 10 - noon and resulted in almost 1,300 pounds of garbage being removed from the beach. It was a fantastic success and the day finished with a catered lunch for the volunteers and raffle and prize giveaways. We hope to do this event again at a different beaches later in the year. I for sure, know I'll be doing these each month on my own time as well. If anyone is interested, you can view the 2012 monthly schedule for beach cleanups and go on your own. I'll also post it on the wall outside Lindseys cube.

Check out the HIC photo gallery of our day or view the entire album of pictures taken by Sustainable Coastlines.

Thanks to everyone who came:

  • Janet & Family with additional cub scout troops
  • Jamie
  • DeAnna & Josh
  • Paul
  • Julie and her two kids
  • Jingsta & Kristy
  • and myself!
Wednesday
Feb012012

February Events - Beach Cleanup & Continued Shoe Recycling

February will consist of a beach cleanup day at Bellows in cooperation with the Oahu Surfrider Foundation and Sustainable Coastlines. An event has been set up in Zimbra, please reply if you can come. This won't be an HIC only event, it is open to the public but we can still sport our shirts proudly!

Also, we'll be continuing our shoe recycling through the end of February. A reminder on the rules are below:

Athletic Shoe Drive

Clean out your closet, take a peek under the bed and ask your friends and family – chances are, you'll find a few pairs of kicks lying around that have seen better days.

Rules:

  • Remove excess mud/dirt as best you can;
  • Shoes must be dry (not damp or wet);
  • Must be athletic shoes, no sandals, flipflops, dress shoes or cleats;
  • Shoes must not have metal parts.

I'll be dropping them off at the Converse Outlets for recycling with Nike Reuse a Shoe. Shoes are recycled to created playgrounds, tracks and various running surfaces all over the world. And it's a great way to keep all those shoes out of the landfill!

Drop them off in the box in the green room!

Thursday
Dec292011

January 2012

Our January volunteering will consist of two events:

1.  Athletic Shoe Drive

Clean out your closet, take a peek under the bed and ask your friends and family – chances are, you'll find a few pairs of kicks lying around that have seen better days.

Rules:

  • Remove excess mud/dirt as best you can;
  • Shoes must be dry (not damp or wet);
  • Must be athletic shoes, no sandals, flipflops, dress shoes or cleats;
  • Shoes must not have metal parts.

I'll be dropping them off at the Converse Outlets for recycling with Nike Reuse a Shoe. Shoes are recycled to created playgrounds, tracks and various running surfaces all over the world. And it's a great way to keep all those shoes out of the landfill!

The shoe drive will run through the end of February. Drop them off in the box in the green room!

2.  Epilepsy Foundation "Family" Race Team

Lynn will be organizing a team to participate in Sharons Run/Ride/Walk for Epilepsy 2012. Various distances and events for cycling, walking and running are available to choose from. All proceeds collected locally from the event will go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to individuals with seizure disorders.  It is estimated that over 15,000 Hawaii residents suffer from epilepsy and over 75,000 people are touched by it. 

Event date: 1/29/12

Please contact her if you'd like to participate at lynn@ehawaii.gov.

Visit the website for more information.

3. Bonus Event!

With January holding the biggest event of this volunteer program coordinators life thus far, anyone who is interested in coming out to say Hello while I'm on the course, please do! I'd love any and all the support I can get :) The race spans 36 hours so there are plenty of opportunities Saturday and Sunday day or night (all hours). If you really want to see some incredible displays of human emotions, check out the finish between 4-6 pm on Sunday. Or you can make a day of it and make the short trek up to Manoa Falls for extra fun! All trails are open to the public during the entire race.

Details:

Start date: Jan 14th 6am
End date: Jan 15th 6pm
Event website: http://www.hurt100trailrace.com/

The race is famous for being one of the hardest ultramarathons in the world. With almost 50,000 feet of elevation gain and loss, and a finishing rate of 20-30%, it's the challenge of a lifetime. Read more here or check out some pics of the course.