Experience the connection to our land with your loved ones at Gunstock Ranch for your legacy tree planting. Participate in the magic of La‘ie in the beautiful budding milo forest, rebuilding the ecology of Oahu’s North Shore.Read More
The Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative started a project to reforest more than 500 acres of land at Gunstock Ranch.Read More
The Dedication of ANA’s commitment to Hawaii’s reforestation efforts is a critical first step in connecting our visitors to the importance of conservation. Through exciting opportunities to provide meaningful change, HLRI and Gunstock Ranch Honor All Nippon Airlines for their vision of supporting Hawaii’s preservation.Read More
Planting koa, milo, and ohia has a side benefit.
Lilia Tollefsen, the CEO of Oahu’s Gunstock Ranch, gestures at long rows of tiny trees, their heart-shaped leaves quavering in the island breeze. “Our goal,” she says, “is to make the trees more valuable in the ground than out of it.”
Tollefsen is showing me and a small group of would-be foresters the latest project of the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative.Read More
When you think of Oahu, you automatically think of beaches, and for good reason: There are tons of gorgeous ones to be found, from bustling Waikiki to snorkeling haven Hanauma Bay to local surfer spots on the North Shore. But the island also provides visitors plenty of opportunities to find adventure beyond the sun and sand. Here are eight to put on your radar.Read More
It’s where we plant gardens and build empires. Uncover treasure and bury our dead. Wars are fought over it, and freedom is running through it barefoot. Land is at once a place, an identity, and a resource.
Understanding it is no small task, but in some parts of the world there seems to be a deeper grasp on “the land”—how it anchors us and how we honor it. Hawaii is one such place, offering a rich history so embedded with nature that the rest of us would do well to mimic it, even in very small ways.Read More
In bridging the gap between cultures both present and past we honor the remembrance of the forest and what it meant to the Hawaiian people. Through the collection of sponsors and overwhelming support of our master practitioners we are honored to be a part of all the ancient crafts. We bring to light a once lost art of the Hawaiians, feather weaving. The fine workmanship necessary to accomplish the fullness and luster of the feather work in these highlighted works of art is nothing less than stunning.Read More
Over the past two decades, environmental conservation has been a key component of operations throughout the Hawai’i Convention Center, a world-class global meeting venue centrally located between East and West on O’ahu in the Hawaiian Islands. Recently, the conference center was named as the first and only “public assembly convention center” to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Learn more about HCC’s conservation efforts, including its partnership with Hawaiian Legacy.Read More
Today’s traveling families want to share unique experiences that enable them to make real connections and a positive impact in the destinations they visit. On Oahu, visitors can take part in a major reforestation effort while enjoying spectacular North Shore scenery with Hawaiian Legacy Tours at Gunstock Ranch.
“Planting a tree is a deeply meaningful way to honor a family member or loved one while giving back to the local community,” explains Jeff Dunster, executive director of the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative.Read More
Did you know that honu can fly? All Nippon Airways is making that a reality!
Hundreds flocked to the Hawaii Convention Center on Wednesday night to check out the Japanese airline's new Airbus A380 FLYING HONU aircraft, which will soon fly between Tokyo and Honolulu.Read More
Heading to Oahu? Add these green initiatives to your itinerary at these hotels.
Forest for the Trees Thanks to guests at the Kahala Hotel and Resort, the discreet celebrity oasis five miles east of Waikiki, more than 3,000 milo trees have been planted at Gunstock Ranch on Oahu's North Shore.Read More
Many of us may have made New Year's resolutions relating to health, making lifestyle changes with our wellness in mind. Perhaps you've booked a week at awellness retreatwith a strict diet and exercise regimen, hoping that you'll be inspired to take some of these changes home.Read More