In honor of Earth Day, Mana Foods is proud to sponsor this month's Paia Youth & Cultural Center's Malama Pono. Mana Foods is providing snacks, reef safe sunscreen, lip balm and education about the effects of chemical sunscreens on the health of our ocean. Did you know that 5,000 tons of sunscreen wash off people in oceans annually? And that up to 10 percent of the world's coral reefs are threatened by sunscreen-induced bleaching?
On Saturday, April 24th, starting at 11:00, the PYCC will be picking up trash along the high way, beginning at the Paia Bay and going all along both sides of the high way to Baldwin. They also are planting trees, picking up trash and working on dune restoration.
The Paia Youth and Cultural Center members, staff and community all participate in Malama Pono, which generally takes place the last Saturday of the month.