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Earth Day is Green and Blue in Hawaii

Blue ocean waters form part of the unique environment of the islands of Hawaii, along with lush green plants. Both are treasured in Earth Day celebrations such as the one at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua on Maui, recently recognized as a Green Business by the state.

The Maui hotel will celebrate Earth Day 2011 with three events, in association with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment. The first, on April 20, will give local students a garden tour that includes planting and crafts based on the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle.

The second adds a family nature discovery experience to the 19th Annual Celebration of the Arts on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23. The annual arts celebration has been called the “#1 Annual Festival in the State” by Modern Luxury Hawaii and tickets generally sell out in advance. The Family Scavenger Hunt and Planting is open to all guests, who will “learn about Hawaii’s unique environment and the islands’ connection to the larger global eco-systems” by exploring the natural surroundings of the hotel grounds, according to the hotel news release.

The third celebration is a complimentary Organic Wine Tasting presented by the Benziger Family Winery on Friday and Saturday (4/22-23) afternoon from 4:30 – 6:30 in the hotel lobby.

The hotel says “The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, the island of Maui and the Aloha state take great pride in existing harmoniously with breathtaking, natural surroundings.”

Hawaii’s natural beauty gives Earth Day celebrations an importance and iridescence unique to this spot on the globe.

Photos provided by the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Posted by: Bruce Fisher on Apr 4, 2011