Children of Kauaʻi, I pledge to preserve and protect your special home, to engage with people and places in a balanced, respectful and sustainable way.
I will take time to learn about the Hawaiian culture and people.
I will remember I am a guest here and that others are not on vacation.
I will stay in legal and licensed visitor accommodations.
I will give fish and other wildlife space. I know feeding sea life can damage their health and disrupt behavior.
I will stay off the reef. I understand even brushing coral can kill a whole coral colony.
I will give space to fishermen so I do not scare the catch away.
I will only use “reef safe” sunscreens and bug repellent products free of oxybenzone and parabens to avoid ocean and stream contamination.
I will look for welcoming signage to let me know if an area is public. If none is visible I will not intrude.
I will buy flowers and produce from the store or a farmers market and never pick from someone’s yard.
I will clean and decontaminate all footwear and hiking gear with 70% alcohol or 10% bleach solution to prevent both Rapid Ohiʻa Death and other invasive species from spreading.
I will protect special places by never geotagging when using social media.
I will pick up my trash and any I may pass by.
I will always give aloha, kindness and respect before taking this special experience with me.
Dedicated to tropical plant research, conservation, and education since 1964.
National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is a not-for-profit institution, dedicated to discovering, saving, and studying the world's tropical plants and sharing what is learned.
We are a group of people working to care for Hanalei's parks, create safer streets and improve the water quality in Hanalei Bay where we fish, surf and swim. We recognize the importance of community engagement, strong governmental relationships and capital. We invite you to take the initiative and get involved.
Aina. Culture. Community.
For over 20 years, Waipa Foundation has worked with the community to manage the 1,600 acre ahupua'a of Waipa, located on the north shore of Kaua'i. Waipa is a place where folks can connect with the ‘aina (that which feeds us - the land and resources), and learn about our local values and lifestyle through laulima (many hands working together).
Hanalei Watershed Hui is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization that strives to care for the Ahupua’a of Hanalei, Waioli, Waipa, and Waikoko guided by Hawaiian and other principles of sustainability and stewardship, integrity and balance, cooperation and aloha, cultural equity and mutual respect.
Founded in 2006, Malama Kaua’i is a community-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that focuses on advocating, educating, and driving action towards a sustainable Kaua’i. In the last few years we have honed our focus on increasing local food consumption and production, as well as building community capacity and growing interest in sustainable tourism.
We believe that Hawai‘i is the most beautiful and special place on earth. What makes Hawai‘i so special is not our built environment, but the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of these islands.
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