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
or click on the link below to make a donation to support B.E.A.C.H. projects to save and protect Hawai`i's marine life, sea birds and ocean/coastal environment.
MARINE DEBRIS SOLUTIONS BILLS
Strong support needed for SB2498 - polystyrene foam container ban
Hawai`i State House bill SB2498 prohibits the sale and use of polystyrene foam containers statewide. Please support this important bill by sending in written testimony by Sunday 25th February 2018 10am as the Consumer, Consumer Protection and Health Committee will make a decision on Monday 26th Feburary 2018 at 10am in room 229 of the Hawai`i State Capitol. Click here to submit testimony.
Help us get to the International Marine Debris Conference
Please make a donation today to help support B.E.A.C.H. attend the 6th International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego in March. B.E.A.C.H. has had 3 abstracts accepted and will be giving presentations on marine debris research, plastic reduction and marine debris education in schools and the community. Funds are needed to cover the costs of the trip such as airfare, accomodation and conference fees. A donation of any size is greatly appreciated. B.E.A.C.H. is a tax exempt 501c3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please send donations to: B.E.A.C.H., P.O. Box 25284, Honolulu. Hawaii. 96825 or click on the donate button above (which will take you to paypal). Thank you for your support!
Polystyrene foam food and drink container ban bills
Honolulu City Council passes plastic bag bill
Join B.E.A.C.H. today and receive Hawai`i' Medicinals' organic Body Block sunscreen as your new membership gift
Buy a gift that makes a difference
Ocean friendly gifts such as B.E.A.C.H. reusable stainless steel water bottles, glass straws, reusable bamboo utensils sets and reusable organic cotton shopping and produce bags make great gifts for family and friends.
Please click on the support page 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.
B.E.A.C.H. Marine Debris Solutions Pura Vida Bracelets
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.
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
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.
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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