Press Release: Hickam FCU at Sustainable Coastlines Hawai'i 2022 Earth Day Festival
The Hickam FCU group at the 2022 Sustainable Coastlines Hawai'i Earth Day Festival.
HONOLULU - APRIL 26, 2022 - On Sunday, April 24, 2022, a team of 10 Hickam Federal Credit Union staff and family members rolled up their sleeves and sifted sand for Sustainable Coastlines Hawai'i's Annual Earth Day Festival. More than 1,000 volunteers attended the festival which took place at Waimānalo Beach Park.
With a sand sifter, shovel, and multiple reused feed bags in hand, the Hickam FCU team got to work. Sand was placed through the sifter to draw out microplastic pieces. These are plastics that have been battered down by the environment into tiny pieces. When left alone, microplastics further litter our environment and even enter the food chain when it is consumed by animals. SCH stressed that every little piece matters.
This event and the overall cause are near and dear to Hickam FCU. In 2021, Hickam FCU partnered with Stephanie Hung of Artists Save Waves to design a beautiful line of debit and credit cards. The designs depict mesmerizing scenes of our local ecosystems. The cards campaign, titled Cards with a Cause, raised $5,000 in its first year. The funds were donated to Artists Save Waves, which in turn is used to support Sustainable Coastlines Hawai'i.