Celebrating Earth Day on Easter

Jayven Stone (left, first photo) of Maui Meadows and Lia Giddens of Kihei hunt for eggs along the shoreline on Sunday at the 22nd annual Maui Earth Day Festival at the VFW in Kihei. Organizer Bruce Douglas said that instead of plastic eggs filled with unhealthy sugary treats, kids searched for wooden eggs that they could turn in for healthier treats like fruit leather.

Second photo: Sunshine, the 1-month-old deer, draws a gaggle of onlookers Sunday. Sylvan Schwab, executive director of the Boo Boo Zoo in Haiku, said that Sunshine had been hit by a car and was just learning to walk again. The festival drew keiki, adults and four-legged creatures to celebrate the Earth through music, healthy food, yoga, massage and an organic Easter egg hunt.

Third photo: Musicians fill the air with calming melodies at the sound healing tent Sunday at the 22nd annual Maui Earth Day Festival at the VFW in Kihei. About 2,000 people attended the festival, according to organizers.

The Maui News / COLLEEN UECHI photos

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