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The KIA website (www.kia-hawaii.org) had 154 visits between April 9th to May 9th. There were 63 percent new visitors and 37 returning, with 688 page views. Ten visits were via our mobile application.
Steve Sullivan, KIA Board member, reported that the 1st annual Kaka'ako Community Clean-up was held on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 promoting community involvement with local businesses and residents via a street and park cleanup coinciding with Earth Day. The cleanup included landscaping and beautification, from pulling weeds out of cracks in the sidewalk, painting storm drain environmental warnings, and collecting litter, to cleaning up graffiti and painting playground and park restrooms in the surrounding areas.
The cleanup brought together different businesses, organizations, government entities and 58 volunteers. Groups who participated or assisted in the Earth Day event included; The Shidler Group, owner of Waterfront Plaza, Kakaako Improvement Association, Hawaii Community Development Authority, Totally Against Graffiti (T.A.G.), Hawaii Team Going Green, Hawaii H-5, Hawaii Community Center. Also participating were Wild Bean Espresso, Farmers Insurance, Red Tail Acquisitions, students from Maryknoll School, Kyani Products, Honolulu Police Department, and Hokulani Bakery which supplied their excellent cupcakes. Special thanks go to Ron Lockwood, Elliot K. Okamura, Sgt. Lawrence Santos (HPD), and Steven Sullivan. Finally, a big mahalo to Mr. Ed Mercer, an active philanthropist and member of Habitat for Humanity, National Geographic Society, The World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace and many other similar organizations who was our guest speaker to kick-off the day’s activities.
This was Kakaako Improvement Association’s second community project but KIA’s first street cleanup and we are honored so many participated with the cleanup and by all accounts helped put together a hugely successful event.