Committed to a Sustainable Hawaii

As one of the most geographically isolated places in the world, Hawaii has much to gain by transforming itself into a self-sufficient, resilient community equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

Focus Areas / We Focus on Solutions

More Renewable Energy

More Renewable Energy Thumbnail Less harm to our communities and the environment.
The Problem

Energy in Hawaii not only represents one of the largest expenses for businesses and residents, it also contributes toward carbon emissions and direct impacts to the environment.

More Clean Transportation Choices

More Clean Transportation Choices Thumbnail Driving awareness and use of clean modes of transportation.
The Problem

The majority of Hawaii’s fossil fuels is used to move people and goods, with ground transportation accounting for 27% of the state’s total petroleum usage and 53% of greenhouse gas emissions.

More Local Food

More Local Food Thumbnail Greater self-sufficiency and resilience.
The Problem

With Hawaii importing nearly 90% of its food, our island communities are at risk of food insecurity resulting from events beyond our control, such as major hurricanes or shipping delays.

More Freshwater Resources

More Freshwater Resources Thumbnail Improved stewardship of our most precious resource and finding innovative ways to reduce waste and reuse water.
The Problem

Hawaii's freshwater resources are finite. Failing to be effective stewards of "wai" is especially precarious for an island state.

Focusing on Solutions

In More Renewable Energy
In More Clean Transportation Choices
In More Local Food
In More Freshwater Resources
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More Renewable Energy Thumbnail

More Renewable Energy

Less harm to our communities and the environment.
The Problem

Energy in Hawaii not only represents one of the largest expenses for businesses and residents, it also contributes toward carbon emissions and direct impacts to the environment.

More Clean Transportation Choices Thumbnail

More Clean Transportation Choices

Driving awareness and use of clean modes of transportation.
The Problem

The majority of Hawaii’s fossil fuels is used to move people and goods, with ground transportation accounting for 27% of the state’s total petroleum usage and 53% of greenhouse gas emissions.

More Local Food Thumbnail

More Local Food

Greater self-sufficiency and resilience.
The Problem

With Hawaii importing nearly 90% of its food, our island communities are at risk of food insecurity resulting from events beyond our control, such as major hurricanes or shipping delays.

More Freshwater Resources Thumbnail

More Freshwater Resources

Improved stewardship of our most precious resource and finding innovative ways to reduce waste and reuse water.
The Problem

Hawaii's freshwater resources are finite. Failing to be effective stewards of "wai" is especially precarious for an island state.

Our Impact Since 2009

$89M

Total invested in local organizations and solutions since 2009

104M

Pounds of food locally produced in 2018

39%

Renewable energy generation statewide average in 2021

29K

Registered passenger electric vehicles in Hawaii as of January 2024 (30.6% increase from the same month last year)

Why We Do It

"Ulupono offers for-profit investments, non-profit grants, and social outreach aimed at harnessing the good and inspiring catalytic change for Hawaii."

Murray Clay, President

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