About the CPR Campaign:
The purpose of the campaign is to reduce storm and urban runoff through education and incentives. No action is too small. The more residents and businesses that act, the bigger the footprint and the greater the benefit to the ahupua'a of Maunalua Bay.
You can join at any time in 2021:
Each month the campaign features different actions you can take to CPR Maunalua Bay. Sign up to receive monthly reminders and thank you discounts to local businesses when you complete an action!
For World Oceans Month we are asking the community to participate in one or more three easy asks to reduce ocean pollution caused by runoff. These simple action asks will help prevent harmful chemicals from polluting our ocean and will allow us to learn more about how else we can help protect our ocean.
Reduce chemical use -- switch, donate, or make your own cleaning products
Create a compost bin
Learn more about the ocean
The chemicals we use in our homes often find their way to our ocean to pollute its waters. This is why reducing our chemical use by switching to eco-friendly options, donating our old chemical cleaners instead of leaving them sitting around, or making our own cleaning products can make a difference in our watersheds. Here are a couple of homemade cleaning recipes you can try out!
Composting comes with many benefits. One benefit is that composting can reduce fertilizer use, which reduces the amount of chemical runoff that comes from fertilizers. When it rains, the chemicals in fertilizers get carried from our yards and gardens, to storm drains, and into our ocean where the chemicals harm marine life. This is why creating a composting bin in your own home can help make our oceans cleaner and healthier. Composting is also great because it not only enriches soil, but helps it retain water, which also prevents runoff. Another benefit of composting is that it reduces methane emissions that come from large amounts of decomposing food in landfills.
There are many ways you can learn more about everything the ocean does for us and what we can do for it in return. You can sign up for one of many virtual events on the UN’s World Oceans Day website, watch a documentary about the ocean and marine life, volunteer with a local organization that helps keep our ocean healthy, or a number of other things. It is important to learn about the importance of the ocean and all the issues it faces today so that we can be better informed and encouraged to take action.