Pledge to Our Keiki
Please help Holo Holo Charters to support this Kanu Hawaii movement. The movement was inspired by students on Moloka’i. Check out this link for more information or read the story below. The second link will bring you to the page to sign the pledge. Please help us to help them with just a moment of your time! Thanks!
Kanu Hawaii started as a movement of everyday people, working to protect and promote the things that make Hawaii special – a connection to the ‘āina, a culture of aloha, and local self-reliance. The founders created this organization to strive toward change rooted in kuleana (responsibility) and a commitment to be the change. Kanu’s core of forty people, who collectively worried about Hawaii’s future and deeply believed in its potential, transformed this worry into action with campaigns centered on environmentally sustainable, compassionate, and economically resilient communities.
Pledge to Our Keiki is an invitation for visitors to give back during their stay. Our Pledge Partnership Program is a way for local businesses and organizations to play an active role in improving visitor stewardship in Hawaiʻi. As part of the program, businesses will work closely with our team to incorporate impactful changes to encourage responsible visitor behavior based on their industry and current tourism challenges. This will help us pave the way for sustainable and regenerative tourism throughout our island chain. Together, we can build a more respectful and responsible visitor sector that gives back.
From our elders, we have learned we are part of the environment, not above it. The life, lands, and waters are more than just our surroundings, they are our family.
From our children, we will learn that Hawai‘i is not inherited from our ancestors but borrowed from our future generations.
So when you are welcomed here, you become part of this ‘ohana that is responsible for us and our island home too. Just as we, nā keiki o ka ‘āina, the children of Hawai‘i, pledge to care for these islands, we ask that you make this pledge to us:
-For a rare and endangered place, where a destructive foreign species is introduced every day—I will bring only what is invited and be mindful of where I explore.
-For an island community that defines wealth not by what is kept, but what is shared—I will give my respect and leave what is not mine to take.
-For an indigenous culture that has evolved with these islands, both unique and intertwined in their existence—I will experience sacred places and practices with a bowed head and open heart.
-For this birthplace of aloha that typically welcomes more visitors than has residents—I will live aloha, tread lightly amongst this beauty and make it cleaner than I found it.
-For a Hawaiian people whose ancestors sailed here using only the stars to guide them in search of islands to sustain them—I will learn from your legacy and support your ongoing voyage toward sustainability.