PLANT YOUR LEGACY
Let’s be the generation that preserves Hawaii for generations to come. Project Footprint is planting thousands of native trees to celebrate local schools and community members making a difference. Join us.Plant a tree
About Project Footprint
Hawaii’s future is in our hands. Project Footprint is a way for all of us to make sustainable choices in how we live and how we use energy.
From planting trees and taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint, to supporting local causes, we’re creating a movement that helps our communities flourish.
Project Footprint is a program of the HEI Charitable Foundation. Join us as we work together to build a brighter future. For the aina, for ohana, for our Hawaii.
Proverb from the book Olelo Noeau,edited by Mary Kawena Pukui
Building a movement, and a forest
The beauty we plant today is the legacy we pass on to our children. Join Project Footprint on our mission to plant thousands of native trees in the coming years.
Plant a legacy tree
Give back to the aina by having a native King Koa tree planted in your name or the name of a loved one. You’ll receive a certificate with tracker to visit your tree online and watch the forest come to life. The first 1,000 participants will also get a Project Footprint reusable grocery bag.Plant a tree
Take carbon-reducing steps
You’ll save trees and reduce carbon emissions associated with delivery.Go paperless
Help create a sustainable future with the installation of a PV system on your home.Go Solar
Automatic bill payment
The convenient way to pay is good for you and the environment.Set up Auto pay
Learn the benefits of driving electric and see if an EV is right for you.Drive ev
Other simple ways to save
Connect electronics to a smart power strip
This prevents phantom power draw when they’re not in use.
Use motion-sensor switches on outdoor lighting
Set outdoor lights to turn on only when needed.
Check your tires
Keeping them properly inflated improves gas mileage and keeps carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
Walk, bike, carpool or take public transportation when you can.
USE FANS INSTEAD OF AC
But when you do need to use AC, keep fans on to help circulate the cold air.
SHORTEN YOUR SHOWERS BY JUST TWO MINUTES
This can save up to $56 in energy costs per year, per person, and also saves on your water bill.
Save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year by recycling just half of your household waste.
RUN YOUR DISHWASHER ONLY WHEN IT’S FULL
You can also turn the heated dryer setting off to save even more.
KEEP YOUR OVEN DOOR CLOSED WHEN YOU’RE COOKING
Opening it causes the temperature to drop 25°F and wastes energy.
WASH YOUR CLOTHES WITH COLD WATER
And wait until you have a full load. You’ll save water, energy and time.
AVOID OVER-PACKAGED PRODUCTS
You can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide if you cut down your garbage by 10%.
Support community organizations
All of us at the HEI Charitable Foundation call Hawaii home. We believe in neighbors helping neighbors, and are proud to serve and give back to our community. Since 2010, our employees have volunteered over 200,000 hours and our charitable foundation has donated over $20 million to community groups. Environmental sustainability is a key focus of our mission, and we invite you to support our partner organizations dedicated to preserving our islands.
Perpetuating the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging through experiential educational programs.
Protecting Hawaii’s coastal lands, beaches, and other storied places for future generations to enjoy.
Conserving Hawaii’s lands and waters. Informed by science and guided by traditional values.
Creating parks, protecting land for the people, and connecting communities to the outdoors.
Building a brighter future for Hawaii’s youth through conservation training and education.
Teaching and inspiring communities to live and work in a healthy, sustainable way.
Providing convenient, affordable bikeshare services that strengthen our public transportation and community health.
Advancing effective and inclusive processes to build peaceful and climate-conscious futures for the wellbeing of all.
Working to reforest Hawaii’s rare endemic Legacy Trees, to grow a vibrant and sustainable future.
Keeping water clean, fisheries healthy, and tourism sustainable so that coral reefs can adapt to climate change.
Conserving Maunalua Bay so marine life is abundant, the water is clean and clear, and people take kuleana in caring for the Bay.
Tackling climate change by empowering community and youth voices in shaping clean energy policy.