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The Hawaii Green Business Program (HGBP) is a free state program that assists and recognizes businesses that strive to operate in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

A partnership between Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Department of Health; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; and the Board of Water Supply, this program highlights businesses that are dedicated to creating a sustainable Hawaii.

Hawaii Green Business Program Brochure (PDF)

Hawaii Green Business Program Fact Sheet (PDF)

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Held on January 23 at the Hale Koa Hotel, this annual event brought together hotels, resorts and others in Hawaii to share their green initiatives including: energy and water conservation, recycling, composting, pollution prevention and community and cultural engagement, as well as programs to support energy retrofits and conservation.

 

The Hawaii Green Business Program is proud to announce the 50 by 2020 initiative targeting 50 businesses, government agencies, and organizations to participate and be recognized in 2020.

This statewide effort to increase the impact and reach of the green business program will include recruiting, recognizing, and promoting the 50 businesses for their green implementation measures throughout the year.

Be part of the solution to make Hawaii cleaner and greener. Have your business, agency, or organization lead by example!

 

Meet the 2019 Hawaii Green Business Program Awardees

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2019 Awardees

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HGBP creates a profitable partnership between business, government, and a concerned public. Through improvements in operational efficiency, procurement procedures, regulatory compliance and community relations, HGBP members see improvement to their financial bottom line while supporting efforts towards a more sustainable Hawaii.

Program Mission: To work with, assist andrecognize businesses that strive to operate in an environmentallyand socially responsible manner. To facilitate opportunities for industry members to share sustainability bestpractices. To help businesses go beyond compliance, particularly in the areas of energy conservation, waste reduction, pollution prevention, water conservation, natural resource preservation, community involvement, cultural preservation. Benefits include Reduced waste and utility costs, Improved systems and equipment performance, Positive public recognition and business promotion, Attracting environmentally conscious customers, Demonstrating community good will, Establishing good relationships with regulators, Providing a safer workplace, Motivating and recognizing employees' environmental efforts, Free onsite compliance assistance

2019 Awardees

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Green Hotel Forum

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IUCN Green Hotels Initiative

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