Beach Walk 766 – Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

Since moving to Maui, I have become involved with the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust. Their annual fundraiser is this weekend and we are intend to raise $5000 via online connections so that we qualify for a matching donation of another $5000! Watch the video then keep reading!

HILT has secured a matching donor. If we can raise $5000 in online donations by January 28th, the donor will match us with another $5000. I think we can, but alas, it is going to be up to all of us to get this done. Please donate here now.
donate now to the Hawaii Island Land Trust via PayPal

This is your chance to double your gift and help preserve those precious Hawaii scenic lands and beaches. Please watch the video – there is even a clip of Lexi Dogg at the end, chasing her ball in our back yard. Mahalo nui BeachWalks fans – I am counting on you to share your love of Hawaii with the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust – and make a donation by 5 pm HST Saturday, January 28th! And follow me on Twitter Saturday as I will be at the event – a special luau at Old Lahaina Luau in Lahaina! Please support the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust – do it for Lexi!

Please follow me on Twitter and Facebook Saturday as I will be sharing the amazing luay festivities with you! @roxannedarling and

Friend them on Flicker to see more beautiful photos of reserved lands throughout Hawaii.

Hawaiian Word:
Kuleana – responsibility

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Beach Walk 739 – Roz Savage Rowing Strong

Roz is one of those people you meet who is unforgettable. She has rowed solo across the Atlantic, and is now one-third of the way across the Pacific. She has been featured as a top adventurer by Outside Magazine. She recently met Al Gore as part of her mission is to help us wake up to the incredible pollution in the oceans among other environmental causes.

She departs from Hawaii at sunset on Sunday May 24th, and is having a local fundraiser at the ING DIRECT Cafe this Friday, May 22nd. Please come and support Roz, or make a contribution on her web site. Meet her in person – she is doing so many things so well – adventure, inspiration, technology – the list is endless. You can also buy ethically sourced merchandise from her online store. Please do visit her site – it is filled with photos, ideas, inspiration, and details of here extraordinary existence here on Planet Earth. She is doing some very exciting things with Google maps and will continue to upload photos and podcasts throughout her solo journey.

Hawaiian word:

Hele hoʻokahi: to go alone

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Beach Walk 694 – Diner’s Fish Report

Fish is a longtime staple in the diet here in Hawai’i, and you’ve probably noticed people fishing in the background of many Beach Walks episodes.

Yet at the same time fish populations are declining from the large scale commercial operations, that seem to be impervious to the effects of their behavior. If you want to eat fish but don’t know which ones are not threatened, you can now text “FISH” to 30644 right from your phone to find out. This is so convenient – you can do it while perusing a menu.

Hawaiian Word:
Iʻa: fish

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Beach Walk 639R – Kailua Beach Clean-up

Every year the local shop, Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks, hosts a beach clean up. If you fill a bag with collected trash, they’ll give you a coupon for two hours of free kayak rental. We did this episode originally in 2006, and I still really like it, despite the somewhat discouraging reason for being at the beach. OTOH, we have some great music from JRoQ, and I love Shane’s editing too.

So come on down to Kailua Beach this Sunday, help us clean up and get a free coupon for 2 hours on our beautiful bay!

Buy JRoQ’s CD at Bare Feet Shop
Visit JRoQ on MySpace

Hawaiian word:
ʻOpala: trash

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Beach Walk 620 – The Doron & Susan Show

I am in San Francisco this week at the ad:tech show meeting some fabulously interesting and forward-thinking people.

I grabbed this episode on my portable Sanyo Xacti just before the awards ceremony began. Doron Wesly has a heart of gold and Susan Bratton shares an amazing accomplishment; both have some inspiring words to share with us. If you’re interested in the topic of plastic water bottles, check out Beach Walk 495.

Hawaiian word:
Ä€hewa: blame

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