Groups working on behalf of the ‘aina

Maui Food Web
Promoting local food through community involvement.

Sierra Club Maui Group
P.O. Box 791180
Paia, HI 96779
Phone: 808-579-9802
Hike Line: 808-573-4147
is dedicated to preserving the wild open spaces, beaches, reefs, Hawaiian cultural sites and native dryland forest in the Makena/Honua`ula area for future generations.

Don’t Inject, RE-direct
DIRE advocates using our treated wastewater for irrigation, stream restoration, green belts and fire prevention, rather than injecting it into wells were it migrates to the ocean, promotes algae growth, and suffocates our reefs. Why should we “salinate” these valuable waters, when we could be beneficially using them on land?

Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 37,000 members and 60 chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico with international affiliation in Australia, Europe, and Brazil. Surfrider Foundation, Maui Chapter is working to bring life to its mission of preserving beach access, preserving near shore water quality, and protecting recreational and cultural sites through CARE: Conservation, Activism, Research and Education.

Because the Earth needs a good lawyer…

Save Kahului Harbor is a group dedicated to long range, sensible planning for Maui’s ocean transportation needs.

Save Honolua
Maintain open space, public access, and revitalize the ecosystem of Honolua Ahupua’a through community based management utilizing Hawaiian practices and values.

Friends Of Haleakala
The mission of the Friends of Haleakala National Park is to assist the park and the National Park Service to preserve Haleakala’s unique ecosystems, scenic character and associated Native Hawaiian cultural and spiritual resources

Maui Coastal Land Trust
The Maui Coastal Land Trust is a nonprofit organization established to preserve and protect coastal lands in Maui Nui for the benefit of the natural environment and of current and future generations

South Maui Sustainability

Natural Resources Defense Council

Rocky Mountain Institute

Environmental Defense

The EcoTipping Points Project
Small actions can make a big difference when they tap the inborn powers of nature and human societies to heal themselves..



Contact Maui County representatives

Maui County Website
The official website for the government of the County of Maui, encompassing the islands of Kaho‘olawe, Lana‘i, Maui and Moloka‘i

Community advocacy groups

North Shore Heritage Park


Educational outreach

Kipahulu ‘Ohana
A nonprofit organization dedicated to educating residents and visitors of the “ways of old” through cultural demonstrations and hands-on activities

Friends of Moku‘ula
To initiate the process of restoring, protecting and preserving historically significant sites including the Hawaiian island and pond at Lahaina known as Moku‘ula and Mokuhina
Hawaii’s sustainable social network. Join now to promote your efforts, learn from your neighbors and collaborate with your green community.

Earth Policy Institute

The Earth Portal has three components:
The Encyclopedia of Earth – over 2,000 articles by 700 scholars from 46 countries;
The EarthForum – commentary from scholars and discussions with the general public;
The EarthNews – news stories on environmental issues drawn from many sources

Maui Natural Resources Management

Maui Food Security
Dedicated to Maui’s food self-reliance and empowerment

Community Associations

Kula Community Association

Kihei Community Association


Environmental News Network

Moloka’i News

The Maui News
Daily newspaper on Maui.

Maui Time Weekly
A weekly newspaper published in Lahaina as “Maui’s Only Locally Owned Independent Newspaper”