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PROJECT FOOTPRINT

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.

Slide 1
PROJECT FOOTPRINT

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.

Slide 1
PROJECT FOOTPRINT

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.

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Summit on Energy and Climate

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.

‘A ‘OHE HANA NUI KE ALU ‘IA
No task is too big when done together by all
Proverb from the book Olelo Noeau,edited by Mary Kawena Pukui

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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.

Take carbon-reducing steps

Paperless billing

You’ll save trees and reduce carbon emissions associated with delivery.

Residential solar

Help create a sustainable future with the installation of a PV system on your home.

Automatic bill payment

The convenient way to pay is good for you and the environment.

Electric vehicle

Learn the benefits of driving electric and see if an EV is right for you.

Other simple ways to save

Avoid over-packed products

You can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide if you cut down your garbage by 10%.

Wash your clothes with cold water

And wait until you have a full load. You’ll save water, energy and time.

Keep your oven door closed when you’re cooking

Opening it causes the temperature to drop 25°F and wastes energy.

Run your dishwasher only when it’s full

You can also turn the heated dryer setting off to save even more.

Recycle more

Save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year by recycling just half of your household waste.

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.

Use fans instead of AC

But when you do need to use AC, keep fans on to help circulate the cold air.

Drive less

Walk, bike, carpool or take public transportation when you can.

Check your tires

Keeping them properly inflated improves gas mileage and keeps carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

Use motion-sensor switches on outdoor lighting

Set outdoor lights to turn on only when needed.

Connect electronics to a smart power strip

This prevents phantom power draw when they’re not in use.

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.

Polynesian Voyaging Society

Perpetuating the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging through experiential educational programs.

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

Protecting Hawaii’s coastal lands, beaches, and other storied places for future generations to enjoy.

The Nature Conservancy in Hawaii

Conserving Hawaii’s lands and waters. Informed by science and guided by traditional values.

The Trust for Public Land

Creating parks, protecting land for the people, and connecting communities to the outdoors.

Kupu

Building a brighter future for Hawaii’s youth through conservation training and education.

Malama Learning Center

Teaching and inspiring communities to live and work in a healthy, sustainable way.

Bikeshare Hawaii

Providing convenient, affordable bikeshare services that strengthen our public transportation and community health.

Institute for Climate and Peace

Advancing effective and inclusive processes to build peaceful and climate-conscious futures for the wellbeing of all.

Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative

Working to reforest Hawaii’s rare endemic Legacy Trees, to grow a vibrant and sustainable future.

Coral Reef Alliance

Keeping water clean, fisheries healthy, and tourism sustainable so that coral reefs can adapt to climate change.

Malama Maunalua

Conserving Maunalua Bay so marine life is abundant, the water is clean and clear, and people take kuleana in caring for the Bay.

Blue Planet

Tackling climate change by empowering community and youth voices in shaping clean energy policy.