Get the Drift and Bag It! is an annual cleanup campaign hosted by Mālama Maui Nui in partnership with the Ocean Conservancy. This community event seeks to empower Maui Nui residents in their environmental stewardship of our island and this year will take place from September 1 – September 18.
To participate in this campaign, community members and partners can register for an Individual/Solo or Quaranteam cleanup at MMNui.org/Cleanups.
Team Leaders choose the location, create a disposal plan, and contribute data, while Mālama Maui Nui will provide all the tools and support needed to make your cleanup a success!
Due to COVID a group cleanup (“Quaranteam”) is recommended for members of the same household or workplace. For safety reasons only “Join a Team” if you’ve been invited by your Team Leader. As the situation changes and numbers rise or wane please go to MauiCounty.gov and CDC.gov/coronavirus for the most up to date public health emergency rules and guidance.
Individual/Solo cleanups are recommended for community members at high risk for illness or who prefer an independent activity. The Mālama Maui Nui staff are conducting individual cleanups from their remote workspaces and then collectively submitting their data.
For 2021 the campaign has gone global with Mālama Maui Nui partnering up with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup campaign, which mobilizes communities around the globe to host cleanups, collect litter data, and support science-based solutions for a healthy earth and its oceans.
From mauka to makai, your collective efforts in citizen science help to influence policy and production practices that nurture the environment in support of our global ecosystems, economy, quality of life, and local culture.
Participation is free but donations are encouraged and appreciated!
Visit MMNui.org/Cleanups for more information and to register your cleanup! To stay in touch with Mālama Maui Nui, follow them on social media and sign up for their E-Newsletter at MMNui.org/Cleanups.
Mālama Maui Nui (MMN) believes we all share the kuleana to care for our island environment and abide by the true spirit of aloha ‘āina. “No single entity can do it alone; it takes a community – everyone who lives, works, plays, or otherwise has a connection to Maui Nui.” MMN’s mission is to educate, inspire and empower residents and visitors alike to nurture the environment in support of Maui Nui’s ecosystems, economy, quality of life, and unique Hawaiian culture. MMN is one of more than 600 affiliates of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. To learn more please go to malamamauinui.org
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