Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i (B.E.A.C.H.) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that brings awareness and solutions to the problem of marine debris on Hawai`i's beaches through:
Wherever you are in the world, you can help us with this international problem of marine debris by becoming a member of B.E.A.C.H. today - click here for more information
Governor Ige signed House Bill 525 banning smoking & tobacco at all state parks
Join B.E.A.C.H. & receive a glass straw set
B.E.A.C.H. is giving away beautiful glass straw sets (includes cleaning brush and a hemp sleeve) as this year's membership gift when you join B.E.A.C.H. today. Plastic straws are one of the top ten items littered and B.E.A.C.H. is bringing awareness to this problem by providing a solution through encouraging the use of glass straws.
Make a difference by joining B.E.A.C.H. 100% of donations help bring awareness and solutions to plastic marine debris in Hawai`i. To become a member or renew your membership, see our membership page.
SAVE SEA BIRDS - RECYCLE PLASTIC CAPS AND LIDS
B.E.A.C.H. partners with City and County of Honolulu on recycling bins for beaches
City's HI-5 Recycling Program Goes DIY, Hawai`i Public Radio, Monday 12th August, 2013
Finally, recycling bins, The Green Leaf , Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Monday 19th August, 2013
SAVE SEA TURTLES - USE ORGANIC COTTON PRODUCE BAGS
B.E.A.C.H. is continuing to raise awareness of the harm of plastic bags to sea turtles and is providing a solution to this problem through encouraging use of reusable cotton produce bags in addition to reusable shopping bags. For more information about this plastic bag reduction campaign, click here.
Pura Vida Bracelets has included B.E.A.C.H. in their Charity Collection - Enviro-Causes. They have made B.E.A.C.H. beautiful string style, platinum style, and braided style bracelets as well as an anklet. B.E.A.C.H. receives $1 for each string bracelet & anklet, $2 for each platinum and $3 for each braided style bracelet sold. Through their Charity Collection, Pura Vida gives back to charities around the world through the sale of individual charity bracelets. Thank you Pura Vida Bracelets! Click on the link for more information including how to order.
LANA`I, MAUI AND MOLOKA`I BEACHES AND PARKS ARE NOW SMOKE-FREE
Bill 24 banning tobacco use at all Maui County beaches and parks passed the final reading on Earth Day and was signed into law by the Acting Mayor on Tuesday 22nd April, 2014 making all county beaches and parks on Lana`i, Maui and Moloka`i smoke-free and tobacco-free immediately. Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i provided written and spoken testimony in strong support of this bill. This is the 3rd county in Hawai`i that B.E.A.C.H. has helped get a smoking ban on all beaches and parks. Click here for more information on the new law.
SAVE SEA BIRDS - USE REUSABLE UTENSIL SETS
Recognition from K.C.C. Service Learning
B.E.A.C.H. Co-Founders Suzanne Frazer and Dean Otsuki received the very first Change Agent Cup Award from the Kapiolani Community College Service Learning and Sustainability Program at the K.C.C. faculty convocation on Thursday 9th January, 2014. The award was given in recognition of the positive, educational experiences B.E.A.C.H. provides as a service learning placement and for all the work that Dean and Suzanne did on the smoke-free beaches and parks implementation and educational materials. This new award will be given annually by K.C.C. to a faculty member or community partner that demonstrates the qualities of a change agent.
NEW SMOKE-FREE BEACHES AND PARKS STARTING 1/1/2014!
On O`ahu, all City and County of Honolulu beaches and parks are now smoke-free!!
Enjoy the cleaner, healthier beaches. For more information on the new law and educational materials click here.
B.E.A.C.H. receives Awesome Foundation Grant
B.E.A.C.H. receives MACZAC award
B.E.A.C.H. Gets A "Thumbs Up", Midweek, East O`ahu News, Wednesday 7th August, 2013
Suzanne Frazer and Dean Otsuki, B.E.A.C.H. Co-Founders, receive award
"Midweek article on B.E.A.C.H. co-founders, Suzanne Frazer and Dean Otsuki", Midweek, Wednesday 17th April, 2013
Radiation and marine debris
All of the marine debris that Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i (B.E.A.C.H.) uses for educational purposes was collected well before the 2011 earthquake/tsunami in Japan and does not have radiation. Also all of the marine debris that B.E.A.C.H. volunteers are sorting was collected prior to September 2012 when the first items of tsunami debris were found in Hawai`i.
Unfortunately there has been no testing for radiation by the Hawai`i State Department of Health (the department responsible for monitoring radiation) on the beaches on O`ahu and Hawai`i islands that are known for the largest accumulations of marine debris on those islands and there's been no testing at all on any beach on the islands of Lana`i, Moloka`i, Ni`ihau and Kaho`olawe (which also have beaches that accumulate marine debris). Therefore there is no information on radiation for these beaches. Any item on beaches that accumulate marine debris can have radiation.
To learn more about the issues concerning radiation from Japan, please click here.
"Salty Sandcrab" webcomic (click below)
Coral Photograph Credit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce and Dr. James P. McVey. Dolphins, Japanese Angelfish, Green turtle, and Laysan Albatross photos by James Watt. Humpback whale photo by James Mobeley
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