Friday is Earth Day and people are celebrating around the world, including here in Hawaii.
There have been several events happening across the state to honor those helping to protect our environment, including the campuses of the University of Hawaii all this week.
At the Manoa campus Friday, Justine Espiritu, coordinator for the Greener Reader, said “Earth day is a great event. It’s (a time) that you’re really trying to be aware and conscious of taking care of the Earth and the environment. … This is something we should be thinking about every day and working towards.
“It’s great to make specific days to bring everyone together to showcase what you’re doing,” she said.
Folks from the city also staged cleanups in Waimanalo and Kapolei as part of the celebration.
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.