Hawaii Nature Center, O'ahu
"Savannah has truly embodied the spirit of aloha and continually practices random kindnesses rooted in aloha every day with her colleagues, friends, and family."Nominated by Jeeyun Lee
Blue Planet Foundation
"My daughter Kayla, from a young age, always cared for people and the environment. In high school she traveled away to a third world countries to assist in the education of the children there. She is actively involved as a young professional Ambassador for the Blue Planet Foundation which is a community organization that's working on clean energy and creating sustainable models in Hawaii. She is actively involved in the Save Pali Lanes movement. Overall, as a father, you could not be more proud of the impact and the legacy she is leaving here on this planet. As a young adult she has many more years ahead of her and I can only imagine the impact she will leave for others to follow." Nominated by Rick Saunders
"So the portion of Kokua that I am stoked on is the plastic free and aina programs. Doorae Shin spoke at the viewing of “Smog of the Sea” a few months back and she is passionate about lots of things that I think make a difference in helping the community and the environment." Nominated by Anna Grove
Today 150 people picked up 7,000 pounds of debris in an hour: Fishing and seafood gear everywhere - over 95% of what we find. To learn more, click HERE.
"How can we make better choices so there isn't so much plastics?"
"Geralyn is aloha. She's one of those unicorns. And she's been such a blessing in my life and, I know, in so many others. Her ability to genuinely connect with people is refreshing, especially in a time of texts and FB posts. Ger's a constant friend, a mentor, teacher, and joy generator. Everyone in her presence gets to experience aloha at its finest!" Nominated by Sloane Ketcham
"Bob Leinau, among his many contributions and achievements to the North Shore community, was one of the founders of Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea, an organization that promotes education, protection, and stewardship of the land and oceans in the Pupukea and Waimea area." Nominated by Glennel Jordan, Summit Financial Advisers
"Wild Aloha Foundation was created purely from the passion for animal welfare. They are educating the community about the various poaching and trafficking issues in hopes to save many of the endangered animals. I bet you didn't know that Hawaii was the third worst state in the country for illegal trafficking of wildlife parts (they want to change that)! I believe in Wild Aloha Foundation and their mission to raise awareness and make a difference for the disappearing wildlife before they are extinct!" Nominated by McKay Wilson
"It's my way to give back to the beauty of the earth."
"Jess and Jeff been living here in Hawaii for the past 2 years and they have been doing beach clean ups once a month. I recently joined them cleaning up and it brought so much awareness about how these plastics cans and trash that is thrown around at the beaches can kill the sea lives." Nominated by Sela Dettmer, Primerica