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Keep Maui Green

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Keep Maui Green Maintaining a green lifestyle has become increasingly important in the Hawaiian Islands. With a limited amount of space on each island, local governments have launched initiatives to increase the awareness of what can be done to reduce, reuse and recycle the size of each island’s landfills. Hawaii Public Radio has launched a series of blog posts that list resources as well as up to date information on the issue of recycling in the Hawaiian Islands ( http://hpr2.org/topic/trashing-paradise ). Maui is encouraging its inhabitants to lessen their footprint and look for alternative methods of dealing with waste. In the 2015 Green Issue of the Maui Time (4/16/15, vol. 18, issue 44), they feature the debate for and against the county’s proposed waste-to-energy facility. If current projections stay on track, Maui could receive its own waste-to-energy facility in 2017. This type of plant would convert raw waste products into different types of fuel products. By do

2015 Foster City Arts & Wine Festival

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If you’re looking for a wonderful community event to be a part of, join us at the 44 th Annual Foster City Arts and Wine Festival. The event takes place from 10am to 11pm on Saturday May 30 th and 10am to 7pm on Sunday May 31 st .  There will be Beer & Wine, Food Vendors, Live entertainment, Arts & Crafts Vendors and a Carnival for the kids. Stop by our 5A Rent-A-Space booth for a chance to win our BBQ Themed Gift Basket. Roxie & Marisa will be there to answer any questions you have about storage. http://www.5aspace.com/fostercity.html

Happy Cinco De Mayo Recipes!

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     Happy Cinco Day Mayo! Whether you’re going out to a local restaurant or staying at home, this is a great time to celebrate the vibrant culture from Mexico. If you want to skip the crowds at local restaurants, check out these recipes from the Kitchen Daily website. They’re super tasty and easy to make. http://www.kitchendaily.com/read/10-dishes-youll-want-make-cinco-de-mayo?wwu=3    Here’s another easy recipe by Melanie, a blogger for Garnish & Glaze. STEAK FAJITAS April 22, 2014   By   Melanie pREP TIME 15 mins COOK TIME 10 mins TOTAL TIME 25 mins Author:   Garnish & Glaze Serves:   5-6 INGREDIENTS ·          1 pound stir fry beef strips ·          3 bell peppers (different colors), sliced ·          1 large sweet onion, sliced ·          10-12 flour tortillas, fajita size, warmed For the marinade: ·          3 tablespoons olive oil ·          1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce ·          ½ teaspoon liquid

Women Helping Women

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Giving to Our Community           Part of our company culture at 5 A Rent – a – Space is the importance of supporting our communities.  The communities surrounding each site are unique, and provide different opportunities for us to give back in a meaningful way.  This week I would like to highlight our Lahaina Team that supports an organization in West Maui called Women Helping Women.  Women Helping Women is an organization that provides shelter and resources for domestic abuse survivors and their children. Along with providing temporary housing for these women and children, they provide clothing, job training, and home furnishings for everyone who enters their shelter. One important component of their non-profit is ReVive Boutique. This stylish thrift store not only provides an affordable way for women to purchase much needed personal items, it also provides job training for women looking to re-enter the workforce. They accept donations at their Kahului location (65 W. Kaahum