Posted by Joanne Laird
An eye-opening Vocational Tour!
To delve deeper into the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s focus on keeping our island green and clean, 18 members and guests recently took part in an informative “Tour De Trash”. Led by Hanah Steele tour guests boarded a private Akina van for visits to the five tour sites.  Sites included the Maui Landfill, the composting area, Hammerhead Steel, Maui Disposal Recycling, and the E-Cycling Center in Wailuku. Tour guests were informed and somewhat concerned about the state of waste management on Maui County.  To quote Past President Liz May: “There are MANY different challenges and reasons we aren't doing what other states and countries are currently doing. Too many to list here, however we can make a difference.”  
The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset has coordinated and staffed the monthly Go for the Green 3rdSaturday at the Lahaina Cannery Mall since 2015.  It has been said that West Maui is the cleanest area of the island due to the work of this club along with Malama Maui Nui and 5A Rent-A-Space’s efforts.  To continue the “Go for the Green” focus, club members will present an informative and interactive activity to the 3rdgraders at Princess Nahienaena School in early November.  Entitled “Michael Recycle” members will share a picture book and follow up activities with the 125 third graders to help them understand the need to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle on Maui.  The club also offers scholarships to high school graduates who reside in West Maui or Molokai who are selecting a college major in Environmental Studies.