KAHULUI - The Laulima Conference and annual meeting of Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful and its local affiliates will be Aug. 25 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
This year's theme is Environmental Court, as Hawaii seeks answers to increasing natural area abuses and urban practices that are environmentally disruptive to public safety and healthy lifestyles.
Judge Larry Potter, national founder of the Environmental Court, will present the keynote address. A mock trial presentation and panel discussion will result in an action plan to move the concept forward, according to a news release.
The session will involve representatives from Keep Hawaii Beautiful, the Big Island affiliate, and the state's other area groups - Nani O 'Waianae, Community Work Day Program, Keep Kalaupapa Settlement Beautiful, Keep Honolulu Beautiful and Keep Kauai Beautiful. Together, they form the statewide network of the Keep America Beautiful system.
In accordance with the national Keep America Beautiful emphasis, a native species planting day is scheduled for Sept. 8 throughout Hawaii.
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