For over 25 years, The Nature Conservancy has sponsored an annual Molokaʻi Earth Day celebration—a community gathering where families can learn about native plants and invasive species, see the results of the latest conservation research on Molokaʻi, or calculate their carbon footprint and the amount of water they use each day. Outside on the lawn, they can sit and enjoy plate lunches, shave ice and a steady stream of entertainment.
This year's event will be held on April 20th from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Center in Kaunakakai. The theme is "Collectively Taking Care of Hawaiʻi."
Moloka’i hula halau always dazzle the crowd at the annual Earth Day celebration.
A Community Event
A large, festive crowd is always on hand to celebrate Moloka'i Earth Day.
Young Moloka’i elementary students entertain the crowd.
Teach the Children
The many Earth Day booths help educate children about protecting the environment.
A member of the State Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) emphasizes the importance of a healthy ocean.
Ono Hawaiian food is a big part of the annual Earth Day celebration.
To help protect he environment, Moloka’i youth encourage the community to recycle.
Tackling Climate Change
A banner reminds Moloka’i residents to reduce their carbon footprint.
The Moloka’i Earth Day celebration is a great place to learn about and purchase native plants.
Hula is Nature
The different halau that perform on Earth Day remind us that hula is a reflection of nature and the natural world around us.