Easy Conservation Tips

Simple ways you can help preserve our island
Conservation Tips
conservation and preservation tips

The tiny island of Kaua'i has over 1 million visitors per year. How you treat our fragile island while you are here determines how long it will stay beautiful, have clean water, and have the resources to sustain your visits to come. You can make a difference!

Conserve
  • recycle your bottles, cans, plastics, and paper- recycling locations
  • take only products that you need from restaurants & lodgings (take only napkins, condiment packets, free brochures, etc. that you will use)
  • don't throw away beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. when you leave. Pass them on to someone else or drop them off at a thrift store. (Thrift stores can be found in Kilauea, Wailua, Lihue, and Hanapepe)
  • don't litter or leave your trash ( and YES, cigarette butts count!)
Use Less Water
  • take a shower instead of a bath
  • wait until you have a full load to run the dishwasher or washing machine in your vacation rental
  • use towels several times before they are washed
  • let the front desk know or leave a note in your room if you don't want your sheets changed daily
Save Electricity
  • turn off lights and tv when you leave
  • go island style- use fans or open windows instead of air conditioning
  • if you do use an air conditioning, turn it off or down when you leave the room
  • save fuel by avoiding unnecessary journeys
  • take advantage of the island sun - line dry your clothes whenever possible
Smart Shopping
  • reduce plastic bottles- instead of buying 24 small bottles, buy 1 big one and refill it.
  • reuse your grocery bags
  • buy local- go to the farmers markets for fresh, local food
Kaua'i Farmer's Markets

times & locations subject to change

Mondays
  • Po‘ipu - 8 AM @ West Kauai Agricultural Association, Poipu Rd & Cane Haul Rd
  • Koloa Town - 12 PM @ Knudsen Ball Park on Maluhia Rd
  • Lihue - 3 PM @ Kukui Grove Shopping Center
Tuesdays
  • Hanalei - 2:00 PM @ Waipa, off Kuhio Hwy.
  • Wailua - 3:00 PM @ Wailua Homsteads Ballpark on Kamalu Rd & Malu Rd
  • Kalaheo - 3:30 PM @ Kalaheo Neighborhood Cntr @ Papalina Rd & Kaumualii Hwy 
Wednesdays
  • Kapaa - 2:45 PM @ Kapaa New Town Park, Kahau Rd & Olohena Rd (by bypass road)
Thursdays
  • Hanapepe - 3:00 PM @ Hanapepe Town Park (behind the Fire Station)
  • Kilauea - 4:30 PM @ Kilauea Neighborhood Center on Kaneke, off Lighthouse Rd
Fridays
  • Lihue - 2:45 PM @ Vidinha Stadium Parking Lot  On Hoolako, off Queen Kapule Rd
Saturdays
  • Hanalei - 9:00 AM Next to the soccer fields
  • Kekaha - 9:00 AM @ Kekaha Neighborhood Center, on Elepaio Rd off Kaumualii Hwy
  • Kilauea - 11:30 AM Behind the Kilauea Post Office on Keneke Rd