Kilauea takes big step to become even more green

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Chris D’Angelo – The Garden Island

LIHUE — The town of Kilauea on Kauai’s North Shore is well known for its beautiful beaches, lighthouse, charm and even bird watching.

Moving forward, however, visitors may remember it for something very different.

“Every restaurant in Kilauea is Styrofoam free,” said Gordon LaBedz, treasurer of the Surfrider Foundation Kauai Chapter.

On Tuesday, LaBedz, Yoshito L’Hote, president of the Kilauea Neighborhood Association, and Pam Burrell of Zero Waste Kauai installed two signs at the entrance to Kilauea.

“Welcome to Kilauea,” the signs read. “A Styrofoam Free Community.”

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