Beach Cleanup Promotes Sustainability and Businesses 

On July 24, 2021, WeGo! hosted a beach cleanup at Kalama Beach Park. Long story short, the event was a success! Over 50 participants came out and over 300 pounds of trash was removed from the beach!

By Kylee Hamamoto | July 26, 2021

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          Last Saturday (July 24, 2021), the student-led organization and academy club, WeGo! put together a beach cleanup at Kalama Beach Park in Kailua which resulted in over 50 participants (consisting of students from the academy and the junior school) and 300 pounds of trash removed from the cleanup site. WeGo! (stands for Women Empowerment in Global Opportunities) has a mission to foster strong and independent female leaders. In order to implement their mission into last weekend’s cleanup, the organization was able to highlight female student businesses by providing participants with coupons from those businesses. On each coupon, a short bio of the student and their work as well as their contact information. In addition, sugar cookies created by a female high school student who runs her own bakery were also passed out at the event.

          The girls set up their tent where they greet their volunteers with warm smiles and thank them for coming out and supporting them. Just by walking down the shore, one can see many groups of volunteers at work along the sand with sifters and trash bags in hand picking up microplastics, cans, bottles, and more that are littered along the coastlines of the beach. Sweat beads on foreheads as volunteers work their way down the beach and slowly fill their trash bag.