Earth Day Celebration: April 20, 2018

April 20


Level 3 Mauka Wing, Rooms 307B and 308AB

Hawai‘i Convention Center is celebrating Earth Day at our April 20 Sunset Mele and Night Market community event and will be showcasing local eco-partners and activities.  There are water refill stations throughout our venue and we encourage you to BYO reusable bottle.

Participating partners include:

  • BIKI – Bikeshare Hawai‘i

  • Down to Earth

  • Gunstock Ranch

  • Hawai‘i Legacy Reforestation Initiative

  • Paradise Helicopters

  • Polynesian Voyaging Society

  • Tesla

Bikeshare Hawai‘i will be displaying a map of the BIKI service area, system benefits, membership plans, sharing info on free cycling workshops and distributing helmets for a $20 donation.



Down to Earth is dedicated to promoting healthy living, respect for the environment, sustainable organic farming, and a vegetarian lifestyle. They will be sampling tofu nori rolls, purple pono potato salad and various flavors of cookies.



In working towards our goal of planting one million native trees across the state of Hawai‘i our partners at Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative (HLRI) will be announcing the launch of their first O‘ahu Legacy Forest located at Gunstock Ranch on the North Shore.  Click here to learn more about how to sponsor a Legacy Tree:




The Polynesian Voyaging Society seeks to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experiential educational programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves, each other, and their natural and cultural environments.



Tesla will be displaying their Model S and Model X and will have a giveaway at their booth.  Two winners will experience an at-home test drive in a Tesla Model S or Model X and a complimentary Tesla energy consultation.






Other activities include:

Sunset Mele Earth Day Terrarium Workshop

Earth Day Terrarium and Mini Animal Sculpture Workshop

In this workshop students of all ages will first be given a brief overview of plant adaptation and evolution.   Afterwards they will learn how to create their own terrariums using large mason jars, soil, stones, and succulent plants.  Upon completion, students will learn the fundamentals of sculpture and create small animal figurines made of air-dry clay to accompany their terrariums.  Space is limited, cost $25.

Click here to register:

Art Explorium will have earth-friendly art activities for the keiki (children) and will be making Earth shaped fans.




Crazy Shirts “Earth Day Cat” keiki coloring contest. They will be giving away prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

1st Prize                T-shirt and a Small Sharka plush

2nd Prize               Small Sharka plush

3rd Prize                Baby Sharka plush





Click here to download the CrazyShirts_EarthDayCat

Completed coloring pages need to be submitted to the Crazy Shirts booth at the April 20 Sunset Mele and Night Market event by 8pm. Include the following info on the back of the page: Name, Phone Number and Email.

They will announce the winners at 8:30 pm.




The following retail vendors participating in our pop-up marketplace give back to the community and promote sustainability:


Little Hands Hawai‘i – sells non-Toxic, Reef Friendly, Baby Safe Sunscreen, 10% of all profit donated to Save the Oceans.  They will also be welcoming sunscreen trade-ins at their booth.


HVN Apparel– Sells men’s pocket tees, graphic tees, pullover hoodies and button down shirts. They founded the HVN Project in which they remove one pound of trash from Hawaii’s shores for every purchase.



Bee’s Cotton Wrap sells natural alternative to plastic food wrap made with organic cotton, Hawaiian beeswax and organic jojoba oil.




Sundaze Bikinis sell bikinis made with fabric constructed from ocean plastic




Sunset Mele and Night Market Map






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