Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk partners with

HONOLULU, Feb. 22 Feb. 2, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk has partnered with the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative (HLRI) and Legacy Carbon LLC to offer guests the unique opportunity to offset their vacation carbon footprint. through the planting of native Hawaiian trees.

Through the planting and electronic tracking of over 550,000 native and endemic Hawaiian trees, this Gold Standard certified carbon project has produced some of the highest quality carbon offsets in the world. It is the first Gold Standard-certified reforestation project in North America and the only certified carbon project of any kind in the State of Hawaii. A commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtQEsUAwWIQ was recently completed by tree-planting partners, the HEI Foundation’s Footprint Project, and offers a better perspective of just how much this forest has grown in just a few years. “This partnership has helped restore critical habitat for many of the state’s rarest plant and bird species,” said Simeon Miranda, General Manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk. “Our customers now have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Hawaii’s history and culture by planting a legacy tree with their own hands and will also be able to play an active role in generating carbon offsets to neutralize the carbon footprint of their stay here at the Ambassade Suites Indeed, the only footprints our guests will leave will be those on the beach.

HLRI has already planted over 1,200 acres of forest (endemic koa, ohia, milo, kou, wiliwili, sandalwood and other species) in the first of its kind Hawaiian Legacy Forest which will sequester over a quarter of a million tons of CO2 over the next 50 years. Each tree is geotagged by RFID and can be tracked individually throughout its life by the tree sponsor on HLRI’s TreeTracker.

“We can’t solve today’s problems using the same thinking that created the problems in the first place,” said Jeff Dunster, executive director of HLRI. “Embassy Suites is a perfect example of people using the power of business and innovation to solve real problems and create highly effective solutions in real applications.”

About HLRI: Using cutting-edge technologies and methodologies, HLRI works with landowners and conservation partners to establish and preserve economically viable and sustainable native Hawaiian forests, protect endangered species, sequester carbon, and recharge watersheds. HLRI’s Legacy Trees are sponsored by corporations and individuals, with a portion of the proceeds going to other charities around the world. To learn more, visit LegacyTrees.org.

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