Mālama Maui Nui is launching its annual spring cleanup campaign on Saturday, March 3 with “A Day of Community” in Waiehu.
In the value of laulima, MMN is joining forces with local residents and organizations to host this special cleanup from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Leisure Estates Park near Waiehu or Sandpiles Beach. Volunteers are encouraged to attend and share in a moment of lokahi.
“A Day of Community” will kick off MMN’s annual spring cleanup campaign, and neighborhoods throughout Maui, Molokai, and Lanai are invited to create their own cleanups during the month of March. MMN believes this is a great opportunity for island residents to take pride in their environment, and is a chance to build stronger bonds for healthier communities in the future.
“If we’re going to be successful in solving some of the issues that are facing our environment and our neighborhoods today, then it has to start in our own backyard,”said MMN Community Relations Specialist Megan Moseley. “Joining together with our neighbors is vital if we want to start changing our world for the better so the burden won’t fall on future generations. We believe in the spirit of community and that’s what this cleanup initiative is focused on. We hope people become inspired and build better relationships with their neighbors during this campaign.”
This year’s MMN spring cleanup sponsors include the Blue Zones Project and Minit Stop, who will be providing a healthy lunch option for volunteers. The Maui County Department of Environmental Management supports the effort, as well.
Prior to launching the spring cleanup campaign, MMN will also be hosting a special coordinator training and potluck from 10 a.m. until noon on Sat., Feb. 24 at their base yard in Pu’unene. The theme of the training is “Clean Your Plate,” and attendees can sign up here. Share a meal and learn how to build community in your moku.