The Sierra Club of Hawai‘i is one of the oldest and most effective grassroots environmental organizations in the islands. Founded in 1968, we currently have more than 16,000 members and supporters volunteering to help people better explore, enjoy, and protect Hawaiʻi’s unique environment and wildlife. The Hawaiʻi Chapter is made of up four regional groups with appointed representatives on the Executive Committee, seven elected chapter leaders and two additional appointed volunteers, as needed. We also have five paid staff, including coordinators on Oʻahu and Maui.
The Hawaiʻi Chapter’s priorities include:
- Water security
- Energy independence
- Food security
- Zero waste future
- Defending special places
We value diversity and promote environmental justice as we work to fulfill our mission to explore, enjoy, and protect the Hawaiian Islands and it’s local culture.
Thanks to the support of our members, people in Hawaiʻi are better connected to their environment and their public policymakers. Our advocacy has accomplished a number of longstanding goals including creating a beverage container recycling program (HI-5), establishing Hawaiʻi’s 100% renewable energy goal, mandating solar hot water heater on all new homes, and securing funding to preserve and protect natural resources. Our outdoor education efforts have protected public access to trails and beaches and restored hundreds of trails on public and private land.