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 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.

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

Hawaiin Islands Land Trust

Non-political by design, Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) is a non-profit organization committed to working with private landowners, community groups, community leaders and government partners to protect Hawaii’s precious lands. Using a variety of tools, they help landowners integrate conservation into their land use plans in perpetuity.

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.

Kilakila O Haleakala

Na Wai Eha Streams

North Shore Heritage Park


Hawaiian Paddle Sports






State of Hawaii

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
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Earth Policy Institute

Community Associations


    Honolulu Papers