A second printing of the “End Kaua‘i’s Ice Age” bumper stickers has arrived, with stickers available from Roy Nishida, the county’s anti-drug coordinator.
The bumper stickers are distributed through the mayor’s office as part of a public-education campaign to raise awareness of Kaua‘i’s illegal drug problem, specifically crystal methamphetamine, or “ice,” as it is known on the street.
Citizens are encouraged by Nishida, Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste and others to show their support for defrosting the island’s ice age by slapping stickers on bumpers.
The stickers were again printed at no cost to the county, as a donation from the Saiva Siddhanta Church, Kaua‘i’s Hindu Monastery, in Wailua Homesteads. Over 12,000 bumper stickers have been printed so far.
Baptiste earlier advised those wishing to put the stickers on their vehicles to place them on the driver’s side front bumpers, so literally thousands of motorists traveling in the opposite direction can see them.
That is as opposed to placing the bumper stickers on rear bumpers, where only a few people in vehicles behind the sticker-laden vehicles will see the stickers, he said.
Also earlier, he discouraged people from taking bumper stickers for placement on books, shirts, and other non-bumper locations, as the idea with the stickers is to spread mobile support for ending the island’s ice age.
For more information, or to obtain bumper stickers for vehicles, please contact Nishida, 241-6312.