Partnership means we all care about a successful outcome. We put our talents, resources, and energy into making it work. It is the very reason why Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful exists.

– Jan Dapitan, KHIB State Leader Emeritus

Our Mission

The mission of Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful is to engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving the community environment and preserving the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands.

Our Vision

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Hawaii’s citizens and visitors are engaged through the Keep America Beautiful system with the opportunity to help keep the Hawaiian Islands beautiful, clean and healthy.

Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful fulfills its mission through a variety of activities statewide including participation in several national programs. To date, we offer the following ways to get involved:

  • Litter Prevention and Control
  • Beautification and Community Greening
  • Solid Waste Initiatives / Recycling
  • Community Improvements

Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful, a 501(c)-3 affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc, serves as the state leader affiliate to coordinate the statewide involvement of Hawaii’s local programs. We work closely with government, business, and community leaders to effectively and appropriately serve communities across the state. This includes, but is not limited to, environmental education curriculum, Litter Hot Line, Uncovered Truck Law, Keep America Beautiful initiatives, The Great American Clean-up, Annual Laulima Conference, Kanahā Beach Park restoration and protection of dunes, wetlands, and native species plantings, AmeriCorps nine week annual service projects, and foster the establishment of the Patsy Takemoto Mink Center for Environmental Education.

See also: What We Do | History