KULEANA GREEN BUSINESSES
Body Glove Cruises
Fair Wind Cruises
Hawaiʻi Community College - Pālamanui
Hawaiʻi Forest and Trail
Jack's Diving Locker
Keahole Center for Sustainability
Keauhou Veterinary Hospital
Kona Brewing Company
Malama Kai Foundation
Manta Pacific Research Foundation
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaiʻi Authority (NELHA)
Sea Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling Tours
Sustainable Island Products
The Kohala Center
Top Notch Home Inspections
West Hawaiʻi Small Business Development Center
KULEANA GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM
The Kuleana Green Business Program is an original program of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce that was first launched in 2006. The purpose of the program is to raise awareness about environmentally sustainable and eco-friendly business practices.
The Chamber's Sustainability Committee oversees this popular program that includes the following:
PLEDGE: The program begins with a pledge to prioritize, implement and evaluate sustainable business practices. Click here to take the PLEDGE.
UPDATE: To lend accountability, members who take the pledge are asked to submit a brief annual update (300-500 words) that includes these prompts:
- What actions did you take this past year?
- Please share the lessons you learned.
- What are your goals for next year?
These updates demonstrate a commitment to the pledge and highlight a variety of actions at different levels of engagement.
EDUCATION: Based on the input from the updates, tips and tools about environmentally sustainable and eco-friendly business practices are shared through chamber communication channels and at in-person events such as the annual expo.
EXPO: The program is showcased at the Annual Kuleana Green Business Expo.
AWARD: The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Pualu Awards recognize member businesses, organizations and individuals that work together to enhance the quality of life for the community. According to the Hawaiian Dictionary, pualu means "all together, in unison, and cooperative." Kuleana Green Businesses are encouraged to apply for the Pualu Awards by describing how they have raised awareness about environmentally sustainable and eco-friendly business practices.
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE: We encourage you to get involved and join the Chamber's Sustainability Committee that meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Zoom. The committee's goal is to promote sustainable and environmentally responsible business practices and environmental stewardship. The committee's objectives include 1) Developing environmentally focused Chamber initiatives, 2) Oversee and support the Kuleana Green Business Program, and 3) Plan and execute the Kuleana Green Business Expo. Committee involvement is open to all Kona-Kohala Chamber members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the committee list. Calendar invites, zoom links, and agendas are sent out ahead of each meeting.
CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP: We welcome you to join us and participate in this important program that is open to all active Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce members. If you aren't a member yet, you can apply here: APPLICATION.
A fun and busy Kuleana Green Business Expo at Jack's Diving Locker - April 2023.
Kuleana Green Business member CarbonBuddy engages with attendees at the Chamber's Kuleana Green Business Expo in April 2023.
Kuleana Green Business member Fair Wind Cruises exhibits at the Chamber's Kuleana Green Business Expo in April 2023.
The Chamber's Sustainability Committee introduces the new Kuleana Green Business Pledge at the Kuleana Green Business Expo in April 2023.
The Chamber's Sustainability Committee introduces the new Kuleana Green Business Pledge in April 2023.
Kuleana Green Business member Manta Pacific Research Foundation shares information at the Chamber's Kuleana Green Business Expo - April 2023.