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ISLAND-WIDE CIGARETTE BUTT CLEANUP MONDAY JANUARY 12th

On Sunday, Jan. 12, from 10 AM-12 PM, in multiple locations,

students from all Maui County High Schools will be combing Maui County beaches in search of

cigarette butts. Led by the Maui District Student Council Organization (MDSCO), and partnership

with Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawai'i, Sustainable Coastlines, Surfrider Foundation Maui,

and Community Work Day / Malama Maui Nui, this event is a chance for students and adults to

take care of Maui, and to document precisely how cigarette butts are infiltrating Maui Beaches.

This is grass roots, student-driven activism, with an eye on using this information to educate the

Public and the County Council on the number one item found at Beach Cleanups: Cigarette butts.

This is a one-time action intended to shape positive policy that will minimize the presence

of cigarette butts on County Parks & Beaches.Volunteers may bring gloves, small collection bags,

and a water bottle. Sponsoring agencies will provide a limited number of gloves and collection

bags, as well as snacks and water.

Cleanups will occur at the following locations. Some High Schools have already committed to

clean certain beaches:

1. Ho'okipa Beach Park: Central Maui

2. Baldwin Beach: Central Maui (Baldwin High School)

3. Kahului Boat Harbor: Central Maui

4. Hanakao’o Beach (Canoe Beach): West Maui (Maui Preparatory Academy)

5. Olowalu Beach: West Maui (Lahainaluna High School)

6. Kihei: Sugar Beach: South Maui

Follow-up action will occur on Monday, Jan. 13, when students and leaders from around the

island will convene from 3:30-4:30 PM at the County Administration building to tally cigarette

butts and present findings to the public and the County Council. In conjunction with this action,

Mayor Arakawa’s office will issue a Proclamation in support of “Butts Off Our Beaches” day on

Maui. The Public is invited to attend this event to show support for student efforts to advocate for

a Smoking Ban at Maui County Beaches and Parks. For more information, contact Maui District

Student Council Organization (MDSCO) Advisor Andrew O’Riordan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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