‘Alohilani Resort in Waikiki Commits to Becoming Hawaii’s First Carbon Neutral Hotel
HONOLULU (KHON2) – In a step towards a more sustainable future and becoming the first carbon-neutral hotel in Hawaii, ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach is now powered by 100% renewable electricity.
“Our customers choose Hawaii for its incredible natural beauty, and we must take action to restore and protect our native ecosystem, ensuring our precious islands thrive in the future,” said Matthew Grauso, CEO of ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach.
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‘Alohilani Resort said their goal was to “achieve PAS 2060 carbon neutral certification” and plan to reduce their carbon footprint.
They also pledged to plant 100,000 native trees with the Hawaii Legacy Reforestation Initiative; hotel guests will pay a $5 tree fee to help with this effort. Plus, guests can indulge in sustainable cuisine and a happy hour cocktail menu featuring local produce.
For more information on the resort’s efforts to become the state’s first carbon neutral hotel, click here.
Supplying renewable electricity was an essential step for ‘Alohilani to reduce its carbon emissions, given Hawaii’s current heavy reliance on imported oil for power generation. We look forward to Hawaii transitioning to a 100% renewable electric grid by 2045, per the state declaration.
Marianne Balfe, vice president of sustainability for Highgate – which runs the ‘Alohilani Resort
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Grauso added that he believes their hard work, dedication and passion to achieve their carbon neutral goals will inspire others to do the same.