A total of 20 businesses, venues and events were recognized during the annual Hawaii Green Business Program awards ceremony on December 4, 2020, which was held virtually for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony was hosted by the Hawaii State Energy Office, the Hawaii State Department of Health, and the Honolulu Board of Water Supply. The HGBP, which was created by the Hawaii State Energy Office and the Department of Health in 2002, provides technical assistance to businesses, government agencies and nonprofits seeking to operate in a more environmentally and socially responsible manner.
“This group of Hawaii Green Business Program awardees has put in the time and effort to demonstrate their excellent stewardship of the environment and strong commitment to helping Hawaii achieve energy independence. They have shown that becoming greener and more sustainable not only benefits the environment, it makes good business sense,” said Gov. David Ige.
“Especially with what is happening with COVID, we are acutely aware of how vulnerable Hawaii is to things like volatile fuel and electricity prices, energy supply disruptions, rising sea levels and threats to our fragile ecosystem. The Hawaii Green Business Program helps address these issues by creating a profitable public private partnership between business, government and a concerned public,” said Hawaii Chief Energy Officer Scott Glenn.
The honorees of this year’s Hawaii Green Business Program Awards are:
|Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach||The Cliffs at Princeville||The Equus Hotel|
|Hale Koa Hotel||Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach||Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa|
|The Kahala Hotel and Resort||Marriot Maui Ocean Club||Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort|
|The Ritz Carlton Kapalua||Hawaii Convention Center||Waialae Country Club|
|Hawaii Pacific University, Aloha Tower Marketplace||Honolulu Board of Water Supply||Pier 9 by Sam Choy|
|Blue Zones Project Worksite Well Being Conference||Fall Tourism Update – Hilton Waikoloa Village||Forest Bathing Hawaii|
|Kauai Department of Water’s 16th Annual “Make a Splash” Festival||Sony Open|