Click here to watch a Recycling Display Tour video on the Green Channel.
The City's recycling educational display toured Oahu libraries in early 2011 and, more recently, all Oahu Costco locations. After the holidays, the display will once again hit the road.
The display features the curbside recycling program and life-size representations of the cast of The Green Channel, the interactive, digital television channel on Oceanic Time Warner Cable 332 and online at www.opala.org.
Viewers can watch current episodes of The Green Channel’s “Opalavision,” take photos alongside the life-sized cutouts of the actors, peruse through a selection of recycling and opala-related books available for loan, and check out the blue/green/gray recycling carts to see how cool recycling can be. Opala educational programs were offered at each library, including recycled craft activities, storytelling, and workshops on “Garbology.”
Adult and children’s books about garbage are far more interesting than you might think with titles including, Worms Eat My Garbage by Mary Appelhof, Smash Trash! by Laura Driscoll, Rubbish by Dr. William Rathje,The Dumpster Diver byJanet Wong,Composting for Dummies by Cathy Cromell, Everything Green Classroom Book by Tessa Hill, Sneaky Green Uses for Everyday Things by Cy Tymony, Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel, and Garbage, Waste, Dumps and You: The Disgusting Story Behind What We Leave Behind by Connie Colwell Miller.
The City donated additional books to further enhance the State Libraries’ selection. Each participating library in the tour received its own set of 19 books. Additionally, three sets of another 12 books were donated to the Hawaii State Public Library System. These books were on the librarians’ wish lists, and went into circulation with a bookplate acknowledging ENV’s gift.
Recycling has never been more prominent in our lives. As of May, Oahu’s curbside recycling program is available island-wide to 160,000 homes.