Hawaii has a long history of environmental stewardship dating back to the ancient Hawaiians. They lived in harmony with the land and the sea and had a complex social structure that managed resources.
Unfortunately, modern day agriculture and development have decimated much of Hawaii’s native habitat and have put many of Hawaii’s rarest species of plants and birds at risk of extinction.
The Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative has been working with caring individuals to restore these vital ecosystems through the hand-planting of more than 500,000 rare and endangered Hawaiian species in the world’s first Hawaiian Legacy Forest.
Your contribution of one penny per mile will help offset the carbon footprint of your flight through the planting of Hawaiian Legacy Trees. We will track your miles over time and, for every 9,000 miles flown, a tree will be planted in your name. You will receive an electronic certificate of planting and a special RFID tracking number that will allow you to see your actual tree online over the tree’s entire lifetime using HLRI’s TreeTracker. Check out a short video here.
These lands were once the personal koa forest of King Kamehameha the Great and, with your help, we can return these lands to their former glory. Through the sponsorship of a single Legacy Tree, your contribution can leave a lasting legacy—not only for this generation, but for the next and beyond.
Note: The Hawaiian Legacy Forest is Hawaii’s first certified carbon project and has been certified by the prestigious Gold Standard Foundation based in Switzerland. It is the first in the world to produce certified carbon credits for the reforestation of endemic Hawaiian trees and is the first Gold Standard certified forest carbon project in all North America.