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Monday, August 6, 2012

Lui Nautu Rules!!!

In May 2011, Lui Nautu got in touch with us about wanting to put up some bins at bus stops around Kokololio Beach Park, Hau'ula and Laie. Lui was taking this on as his Eagle Scout project. During the year and 3 months that has since passed, Lui stuck to his plan, working with the City and Parks+Recreation to get official permission. While this is not Eating in Public's Modus Operandi we applaud Lui for his tirelessness and stick-to-it spirit.

He recently succeeded what seemed nearly impossible. The City and County finally agreed with the caveat that a "Recycle Only" sign be added to the bins, which Lui accomplished with his troop (Troop 59).

Lui has this to say about the experience, "The recycling bins have finally been put at bus stops at Kokololio Beach Park, Hau'ula and Laie bus stops. All those that have trash cans! I have two things that I want to tell you. About 20 minutes after we were done setting up the recycling bins, we saw a guy digging in one of the trash cans. We thought he looked like he was homeless. After he was done digging we noticed that there was a bunch of stuff in the recycling bin. We thought ok, he might of have put rubbish in the bin just to get to the cans and bottles. So, we went over to check. To our surprise the bin was full of redeemable bottles and cans that he had left for others. This really showed us something about the homeless. We thanked him! 

The second thing was a guy came up to us and asked who's idea was this to put these things around here. My mom told him that it was me. He said he thought that it was a great idea to do it! Thank you for helping me to complete my Eagle Scout Project! Mahalo!"

You go Lui!!!