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'Count Down to Earth Day' to include environmental art

Art by Hilton Alves: photo Jessica DelaCruz

Environment/Surt Art News

'Count Down to Earth Day' Event Ushers in Earth Hour and Earth Day With Mural 

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 26 March, 2009 : - - Kahuku, HI - Surf Art Kids Project founder, and Marine Artist, Hilton Alves will donate an ocean mural to the Kahuku Community Center with support from Kahuku Village Association on March 28th. The 'Count Down to Earth Day' event coordinators hope to spread the message of environmental protection and usher in Earth Hour, also on the 28th, and Earth Day in April.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a beach clean up at Kahuku Beach and lead into the live art display of Hilton’s mural and other festivities at the community center till 4 p.m. Keiki will be able to enjoy art activities and learn more about how they can save the oceans and planet. Throughout the event people will enjoy presentations, a canned food drive, prizes for beach clean up participants, educational materials, music, art and a shared sense of service and togetherness.

The mural is part of the larger project started by the artist called Surf Art Kids. Surf Art Kids is a social project designed to expose children and youth to environmental awareness and foster in them a respect and love for the ocean and marine life through art. This mural will be Hilton’s 6th on the island and is made possible through partnerships with Kahuku Village Association, Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i (B.E.A.C.H.).

Deep Ecology, PADI Project Aware, Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck, and Go Nuts Hawai’i, The Leading Edge Network, and Everyday Balloons & Gifts. Past murals include one at Waialua Elementary School, two at Sunset Beach Elementary School, and two at Waialua High School. Hilton is working to build similar partnerships on O’ahu to reach more schools and organizations through his project.

Event partners hope that others will join this event in the spirit of community service, environmental awareness and advocacy, and togetherness. Everyone is invited to come to make the difference and to show support for a healthier world. Interested organizations and community members are encouraged to contact organizers to find out how they can be a part of this worthwhile event. An event flier is posted on also.

For additional information on “Marine Artist Invites Community to “Count Down to Earth Day” event in Kahuku“ or the Surf Art Kids Project visit or write Jessica at

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Jessica DelaCruz

Environment/Surf Art - Surfersvillage


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