||Increasing Public Awareness of Pollution Risks Using
||September 2000 through June 2002
University of HI, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
1910 East West Road, Sherman Lab Room 227
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-8825
Fax (808) 956-6539
|The localized version of these materials was developed as Hawaii’s
Pollution Prevention Information (HAPPI) program under a previous
Clean Water Act Section 319(h) grant.
||To increase public awareness of nonpoint source pollution risks
and the identification of risk-reducing activities using the HAPPI
educational and pollution assessment materials via educational
workshops and self assessment worksheets.
||The strategy for public education was a series of workshops targeted
at areas in Hawaii with documented water quality problems including
South Molokai, West Maui, Koolaupoko, Honolulu, and Central Maui.
A total of 20 workshops were conducted, directly educating 825
participants. Workshop effectiveness was measured using evaluations
and follow-up surveys. The evaluations/surveys suggest the program
was successful in educating individuals about major water pollutants
in Hawaii, about how their actions affect water quality, and about
the availability of resources to help them minimize their impact.
HAPPI materials and are still being distributed to the community
at events, including neighborhood board meetings, watershed festivals,
and SWCD meetings. Furthermore, NRCS agreed to distribute and use
HAPPI materials as a pre-conservation planning tool.
|Size of Project:
||Statewide, involving workshops on Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii
||HAPPI educational materials