About Us

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

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

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. 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, and 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.

 


 

Programs

National Programs

  • Great American Clean-up March 1 – May 31
  • Make a Difference Day
  • America Recycles Day November 15
  • Cigarette Litter Prevention Program
  • KAB National Conference
  • Environmental Court

Statewide Programs

  • KAB Initiatives and Good Standing Training
  • Annual Laulima Conference
  • Going Green Recycling Community Clean-ups
  • School sites, e-cycling
  • Get the Drift and Bag it
  • Promoting public-private partnerships
  • Recycling initiatives
    – Tires In Waianae
    – Ship unloading from Midway Island, Palmyra and NW Hawaiian
    Islands in Honolulu
  • Planting native Hawaiian plants/organic gardening
  • Collaboration with shoreline wetlands, streams and reforestation projects
  • Supporting establishment of Environmental Court concept in Hawaii
  • Educational Curriculum/Hotline
  • Beautification Gardens in Kauai
  • Environmental Court