Food crisis topic of 'Seeds of Hope' film
The film "Na Kupu Mana'olana: Seeds of Hope" will be shown from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei.
The film, produced by the Hawai'i Rural Development Council and introduced by community activist and organizer Puanani Burgess, discusses local farmers attempting to initiate new ideas to solve Hawaii's food crisis, to inspire the world to become more sustainable and to nurture the land that feeds people, according to a news release.
The sanctuary is located at 726 S. Kihei Road.
Work scheduled for county roads - DOT
The state Department of Transportation announced that work on Maui County roads this week is scheduled in the following areas:
* There will be a single-lane closure in the westbound direction of Hana Highway at Milepost 14 between Wailua and Papaaea roads from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for roadway work.
* Ocean erosion repairs continue on Honoapiilani Highway in the area of Launiupoko State Park, shifting lanes mauka. Speed limits are reduced in the work zone.
* There will be lane closures in both directions on Hana Highway between Kaahumanu Avenue and Haleakala Highway from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday for road utility installations.
Nonprofit urges reuse of household items
Malama Maui Nui will hold a recycling event to promote reuse of household items next month.
The event, in conjunction with Hammerhead Metals Recycling, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Lahaina Cannery Mall parking lot near Longs Drugs.
Members of the nonprofit will be accepting bottles, cans, clothing, cellphones, batteries, computers, newspapers and other household items. No motor oil or hazardous fluids will be accepted.
The goal of the event is to help reduce pressure on Maui County landfills.
For more information, call 877-2524 or visit www.malamamauinui.org.