Opala In Paradise - Hawaii Ocean View Estates
Meet 70 of your best friends. These are folks who live on the Big Island and today marked another day that these citizens (just like you and me) came together to voluntarily clean up illegal dump sites. Remember that film "Network" and its main character, newscaster Howard Beale? "All I know is, you've got to get mad. You've got to say, "I'm a human being, goddamn it. My life has value."... I'm tired of it and I'm not going to take it any more!
Well these folks aren't going to take it any more. They got off their duffs, some even with kids in tow, to clean 9 sites of approximately 62 tons of rubbish and scrap metal, 16 cars, 60 tires, countless loads of plastic, aluminum, household and industrial waste and trash. The organization is Keep Hawaii Beautiful, inspired by Starsha Young and a cadre of incredibly great people who devote their time to clean up of Hawaii Island trash." Opala in Paradise is the Facebook group that brings folks together. So if you're interested in joining them that's where you can find the 411. Mahalo to the County of Hawaii for funding support; Starsha Young, Damon Tucker, Ed Miner, Tiffany Edwards Hunt, Kevin Dayton of the Mayor's Office, and so many others. Big mahalo to all the local Big Island businesses, groups and agencies that were there this morning getting their hands dirty: the Office of the County Prosecuting Attorney, Hawaii Police Department, Office of the Mayor, Prevent Illegal Dumping Task Force, Goodfellow Brothers Inc., Pacific Waste Inc., Superior Sanitation, Ocean View Auto Parts, Big Island Scrap Metal, Junk Yard Dog Towing, Arrow Hawaiian, Precision Construction, The Opala in Paradise Facebook Group, Kolohe Auto Repair and Big Island Gear. If you're interested in joining them visit:
Life is Good... but it's better when we malama this beautiful land that in turn, will nourish the body and spirit. Video coming soon to www.PacificNetwork.tv
If you're interested in starting a similar movement here on Oahu or you know of clean ups that need support and man power, please contact us at Media@pacificnetwork.tv