Introducing Your Household’s New Favorite Color: Green

Changing your household habits to reduce environmental impact is a great way to go green! Here are five “green” habits that you and your family can adapt to help protect our environment. Source: http://www.mercerfoods.com/2017/07/11/go-green-this-summer/

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Water Conservation Tips

Water is one of the most utilized and important elements in our daily lives. – it’s used in nearly everything we do! The components of water and water’s different forms make up numerous benefits for humans, animals, and plants alike. Unfortunately, only a minuscule portion of the Earth’s natural water can even be used for […]

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How The Industrial and Commercial Team Protects Our Water

The Industrial and Commercial (IC) team was put together as part of the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (State), Highways Division’s Storm Water Management Program Plan in compliance with the State Highways Division’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit No. HI S000001. Our IC team schedules storm water inspections to meet with facilities […]

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DIY Rain Barrel

We are approaching Hawaii’s rainy season, which lasts from November through March, which means now is a great time to prepare your outdoor spaces for wetter weather. Regardless of what your outdoor space resembles —a lanai, small garden, or larger backyard — creating a fresh outdoor space is a great way to take a break […]

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DOT HWYS Oahu’s Q3 2020 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to the Defense Information Systems Agency – Pacific (DISA PAC), HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Third Quarter 2020 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Kalanianaole Highway from mile marker 8.2 to 10.2. “Community service involvement is important because it teaches people of all ages and backgrounds compassion and understanding. It’s a chance for anyone and […]

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World Water Monitoring Day

Water is our most important resource and all living organisms need it to survive. But did you know that only 1%of the Earth’s freshwater is available for our use? Nearly 97% of all water is saltwater and the other 2% is freshwater frozen in glaciers. Due to this fact, we need to ensure that we […]

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How to Grow an Herb Garden

As the community continues to social distance and spend time at home, many have discovered and developed their green thumb. Starting your own garden filled with your favorite herbs and produce is not only a great way to spend time as a family, but is an excellent way to save money. Regardless of where you […]

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DIY Household Cleaning Agents

Household cleaning products can be hard on your wallet and the environment. Many cleaning products are made using harsh chemicals that can be toxic to humans, pets, and the outdoors. By making your own cleaning products, you can save both money and the environment. There are many common household items that can be used individually […]

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Construction BMPs Project Highlight: Freeway Management System, Phase 2

The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District (DOT-HWYS) has numerous roadway construction projects that vary in size and complexity. All construction projects, regardless of size or area of land disturbance, must implement best management practices (BMPs) to control sediment and prevent erosion. For this quarter, we want to highlight the Freeway […]

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How To: Make Your Own Reusable Bags

Have you found extra fabric laying around after trying DIY face masks? With beach season upon us, a great way to save the environment and your budget is to bring your own snacks in a reusable container. Enjoy making these DIY reusable bags to carry light snacks with you wherever you go. Instructions: Cut two […]

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