The Hawaiʻi Island Conservation Fund
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is proud to announce the Hawaiʻi Island Conservation Fund, supporting two incredible non-profits – The Nature Conservancy and Hawaiʻi Land Trust – with a focus on the district of Kohala where the hotel resides. The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is honored to partner with both TNC and HILT for their efforts in ʻāina (land) and kai (ocean) stewardship. A huge mahalo to all of you for your support in these efforts through your contribution to the Hawaiʻi Island Conservation Fund.
To learn more about The Nature Conservancy’s efforts, visit their website at Nature.org.
To learn more about Hawaiʻi Land Trust’s efforts, visit their website at Mahukona.org
Mauna Kea Resort Honey
Mauna Kea Resort is buzzing with excitement with new apiaries and the debut of Mauna Kea Resort Honey. Beehives have a significant positive impact on the local environment. By establishing honeybees in the area, we help provide pollination for local farming, flowers, and native plant production.
Our sustainability mission is to share a timeless experience for generations, serving our guests, families, the community, and the environment. In 2017, we published a comprehensive sustainability case study, through an independent third party, showing transparency in operations related to the environment, community, and economy. The study incorporated the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework to show local and global impacts which protect the planet, promote peace, and encourage prosperity.
To view the full study, click here.
Read more about the initiative and how the resort was able to help here.
Community Engagement & Charitable Giving
Mauna Kea Resort partners with local schools through the ClimbHI partnership LEI program to educate youth and encourage career development in food and beverage, hospitality, engineering, and administration.
Each year employees participate in the Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk hosted by the Hawai’i Lodging & Tourism Association; the Charity Walk occurs on Hawai’i Island, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu on the same day in May; incepted in 1978, the walk has raised over $40 million to help hundreds of local charities in the State.
Ala Kahakai Volunteer Partnership
We partner with the National Park Service to provide upkeep on a portion of the Ala Kahalai National Historic Trail, a 175-mile trail that traverses our property; our team helps keep this culturally significant route clean, safe, and beautiful, with access for all. We also work with the Nature Conservancy and University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo to conduct ongoing studies to establish baselines, collect data, protect coral reefs and to keep pollutants from entering the ocean.