Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful (KHIB) is a charitable non-profit supporting Hawaii organizations working toward improving all facets of our environment. KHIB is the Hawaii State Affiliate in the Keep America Beautiful system. As one of more than 1,000 affiliates and participation organizations nationwide, Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful brings all of its resources to bear as part of the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organizations. This is accomplished through changing behaviors and improving communities through education and enforcement programs.
As the recognized State Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, KHIB coordinates the state involvement in nationwide recycling, beautification, and litter control programs and events. Through these programs and events, KHIB engages communities, businesses, and government to take greater responsibility in creating and maintaining cleaner environments.
KHIB often functions as an umbrella organization, bringing together local organizations to strengthen partnerships and increase efficiency and efficacy of their services. With an extensive, statewide affiliate network, KHIB facilitates communication and sharing of ideas to build a more unified presence of environmental awareness for the state. Some of the specific benefits KHIB offers to partners and affiliates include:
- Insurance Support
- Volunteer Recruitment
- Financial Support as a Funding Agency
In addition to fostering relationships among local environmental groups, KHIB also involves itself directly in matters pertaining to the State of Hawaii. Throughout its history, KHIB has presented and advocated for environmental and social initiatives to create cleaner, safer, and more beautiful communities across the state. This includes the Litter Hotline, waste management educational curriculum, and most recently the establishment of the State Environmental Court, signed into law by Governor Abercrombie in July 2014.