Green Resources

You will find that Hawai`i is a thriving place for scientific research as well as practical applications of green technology and energy-saving measures. Here are a few of the local resources who are making a difference in our island lifestyle.

Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative

Photo Credit: Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative

Through the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative, a nonprofit organization that has led the permanent reforestation of more than 340,000 endemic trees on Hawaii Island, the Hawaii Convention Center has committed to planting 1 million native trees across the state. Join us as we support these vital reforestation efforts. With a few clicks, you can sponsor a Legacy Tree, track its development, and help Hawaii grow a brighter future.

We invite you to sponsor your own Hawaiian Legacy Tree. Planted on the Hāmākua Coast on the Island of Hawai‘i, your koa tree gift will perpetuate for years and grow to over 50 feet in its natural environment

Walk the ancient trails and feel the connection. Plant your ʻohana (family) tree in Hawaii and become a part of the rich history of this special place.

Visit to make a donation.

Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
A partnership between the State of Hawai‘i and the U.S. Department of Energy launched in January 2008 to strengthen Hawai‘i’s economy, increase our energy security, help ensure a cleaner, more sustainable environment for future generations, and make Hawai‘i a world model for energy independence.

State of Hawai`i – Office of the Governor
Memorandum of Understanding to establish the Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative.

Better Place
Global provider of electric vehicle services, accelerating the transition to sustainable transportation.

Enterprise Honolulu
The O`ahu Economic Development Board – Supporting a sustainable, diversified economy in Hawai‘i for current and future generations.

Hawaii Venture Capital Association
Fosters entrepreneurial development through networking, education, and access to venture capital.

Hawaiian Electric Company
Pursues the use of more renewable energy alternatives to help ensure a sustainable future for our islands.

High Tech Development Corporation
Offers a wide variety of business development programs and services to support Hawaii’s growing technology industry.

Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning LLC
Developing a 25,000-ton seawater air conditioning district cooling system for downtown Honolulu designed to cool buildings in the downtown core using deep ocean cold water.

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
Generates the most solar electric power of any luxury resort in the world.

Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai`i Authority
Provides resources and facilities for energy and ocean-related research, educational, and commercial activities.

Parker Ranch
Converts available renewable energy resources – sun and wind – into electricity to supply water to livestock.

Rebuild Hawai`i Consortium
Encourages and facilitates parnerships that help leverage the assets of its members to develop innovative solutions to energy and resource efficiency issues.

State of Hawai`i – Dept of Business, Economic Development, & Tourism
Hawai‘i’s resource center for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages.

SunPower Corporation
Develops high-efficiency solar solutions for homes, businesses, commercial buildings and utilities.

University of Hawai`i at Manoa – Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
Provides the needed visibility, focus, and encouragement for energy-related activities directed toward converting Hawaii’s natural resources into viable energy systems.

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