Sand Cloud. Making beautiful towels for a cause.
HWF TO BE FILMED BY SHARK TANK
WANNA BE ON TV? - ABC's Shark
Tank will be filming Hawaii Wildlife Fund's next Maui beach cleanup.
On July 2nd, the TV crew will document our volunteers cleaning a
beach and will talk to our leaders about HWF's efforts to help our
This event was spearheaded by a new HWF donor,
Sand Cloud, a new beach towel company whose mission is to
help recover the health of marine life. Their young owners are
building a team of ambassadors who are passionate about the ocean
and who want to give back to the marine environment. HWF is part of
Sand Cloud was catapulted to fame by
Shark Tank when "shark investor" Robert Herjavec decided to invest
$200,000 in Sand Cloud because of their commitment to protect the
Since April, Sand Cloud has given HWF access to its Snapchat account. Every
weekend, our team members post from our project sites to show the
what were doing. In addition, Sand Cloud has also added HWF to
its list of notable nonprofits that the company supports.
The July 2nd beach clean up is helping to commemorate this
HONORED WITH MEMORIAL FUND
Hawaii resident Dustin Dobos was very passionate about wildlife preservation.
After he passed away, his family requested that donations be given to Hawaii Wildlife Fund. Dustin's Fund has raised more than $1,300 to date.
DONATE TO DUSTIN'S FUND
VOLUNTEER OR INTERN WITH HWF
You can help prevent ocean pollution,
wherever you live.
By Hannah Bernard,
HWF Executive Director
Ocean pollution is a global problem, but we can help from our own backyard.
Visitors to Hawaii can help, too. Start by checking your sunscreen
When we think of pollution we often think of trash. And HWF is
certainly addressing that issue through beach and reef cleanups. But chemicals
also hurt reefs and destroy water quality.
Scientific studies have shown that sunscreen ingredients like
oxybenzone can kill coral. Now that we know
better, we must do better.
In recent years, we have lost 50 percent of
one species of coral in Hawaii due to coral bleaching caused by warming
water temperatures. Globally, the ocean is changing. Locally, we
must do everything we can to protect our reefs any way we can.
Hawaii Wildlife Fund works to protect our reefs on multiple levels.
team spends a lot of time in the field but we also actively testify
as expert witnesses and educate people about enacting
laws to protect our island environment.
We started by supporting community-based fisheries management areas, then
we campaigned for Maui's plastic bag ban. We joined a lawsuit to prevent polluted
wastewater from entering the ocean. And recently, HWF's efforts
were integral to Maui becoming the first island to pass a
polystyrene food container ban.
HWF's success depends on our volunteers, donors and the community. This spring, we
expanded into the global community with on-stage recognition and support from
Grammy Award-winning musicians
Michael Franti and the performers at
But we still need
your support. Coral reefs are dying. We are
witnessing that firsthand here in Hawaii. Federal funds that protect our ocean are being
slashed. Now, more than ever, it's imperative that everyone get involved.
You can help from your own backyard. You can also help by
making a Donation today.
Me ke aloha pumehana,