Pledge To Our Keiki

Pledge To Our Keiki

The Pledge was created by students from Mālama Honua Charter in Waimanalo and Aka’ula on Moloka’i. The Pledge is a commitment to respect and care for the places that we call home. We hope that you will join students from all across Hawai’i in their Pledge to keep Hawai’i Hawai’i while sharing it with the world. Mālama Hawai’i by signing onto our Pledge below. Mahalo nui for your support!

The Pledge

From our elders we have learned we are part of the environment, not above it. The life, lands, and waters are more than just our surroundings, they are our family.

From our children we will learn that Hawai‘i is not inherited from our ancestors but borrowed from our future generations.

So when you are welcomed here, you become part of this ‘ohana that is responsible for us and our island home too. Just as we, nā keiki o ka ‘āina, the children of Hawai‘i, pledge to care for these islands, we ask that you make this pledge to us:

  • For a rare and endangered place, where a destructive foreign species is introduced every day—I will bring only what is invited and be mindful of where I explore.
  • For an island community that defines wealth not by what is kept, but what is shared—I will give my respect and leave what is not mine to take.
  • For an indigenous culture that has evolved with these islands, both unique and intertwined in their existence—I will experience sacred places and practices with a bowed head and open heart.
  • For this birthplace of aloha that typically welcomes more visitors than has residents—I will live aloha, tread lightly amongst this beauty and make it cleaner than I found it.
  • For a Hawaiian people whose ancestors sailed here using only the stars to guide them in search of islands to sustain them—I will learn from your legacy and support your ongoing voyage toward sustainability.

Pledgers

  • Zoe Uhr
  • Janis Reischmann
  • Eunice Yamada
  • Sonnet Coggins
  • Adrian Kerwin
  • Sean Doi
  • Jennifer Pimentel
  • Alison Place
  • Sky Minden
  • Tracy Lui
  • Allyson Doherty
  • Erin Rayl
  • Adria Medeiros
  • Rogers Lily
  • Janice A Smith
  • Leland Brandon
  • Kanoe Ahuna
  • Sabra Kauka
  • Alicia Miyashiro
  • Rhett Parham
  • Teri Ushijima
  • Grace Makaimoku-Young
  • Fern White
  • Anna Viggiano
  • Heidi Armstrong
  • Suzy Mitchell
  • Phyllis Unebasami
  • Desiree Sides
  • Paul Zina
  • Esther Kanehailua
  • Dawn Dowell Brendgard
  • Paige Alkire
  • nghi nguyen
  • Kylee S
  • Sydney Schorr
  • Alyssa Decolati
  • ella may
  • Irah Tancioco
  • Juanitagak JuanitagakKD
  • Chloe Thompson
  • Tonya Jones
  • Lake Sánchez
  • Makaela Fujimoto
  • Tessa Carrie Holland Groom
  • Kaleena lani Pekkonen
  • Beatrice b
  • Amanda Redman
  • Cullen Dunn
  • Emma Mohamed
  • Trevor Danielson
  • Mary Thompson
  • Zorena, Ashley & Lawrence Dombrowski
  • Natalie Hebert
  • Trevor Hare
  • Ella Collis
  • Amelia Blackwell
  • India Rolfe
  • Kira Gutleben
  • kayla bourget
  • Tabatha Graham
  • Madeline Kosins
  • Zohar Tsoran
  • Kaitlin Anthony
  • quin schurman
  • Molly Foraker
  • Jacquelyn Owens
  • Nauy Bui
  • kathryn wood
  • Amari Marshall
  • Alice Her
  • Cheyenne Pila-Mattos
  • Liya Yang Nightingill
  • Grace Balthazor
  • Lennox Zhao
  • Isabella Wockenfuss
  • Bel McGovern-Pedley
  • Caitlyn Jackwitz
  • Charlotte Petridis
  • William Vickland
  • Brady Marchewka
  • Alana Borrelli
  • Henry Ngo
  • Annabelle Kealaiki
  • Alissa Palmer
  • meladi uele
  • Maelene Roslaes
  • ayva warguez
  • Kendal Garrison
  • Sydne Garcia
  • Jessica Gerard
  • Morgan Liebson
  • Cooper Allen
  • Abby Aasen
  • Kady Jeffares
  • olivia duarte
  • Tori Ute
  • Samantha Eggett
  • Sylvia Schulte
  • Ashley Colón
  • Devyn Hollar
  • Payton McGee
  • Jourdyn DeRise
  • Rae Silva
  • Hunter Lock
  • Tabitha Pendergrass
  • Sabrina Virtusio
  • Addison Wagner
  • Alyssa Decolati
  • Finn Kelly
  • Lex Light
  • emma lee
  • Erin Ramsey
  • Willow Hawkins
  • Hannah Langsford
  • Chloe Baker
  • Echoe Stapel
  • lyla klemroth
  • Bella Anderson
  • Bailey Coleman
  • Haley Williams
  • ANNALISA Cruse
  • Katie Dirr
  • Campbell Smith
  • Jordan Pruitt
  • gracey Colbert
  • Breanna Raines
  • Fayeith Sahan
  • Emily Hammar
  • Maddie Potter
  • Paige Ouellette
  • Maxine Brewster
  • Nazyia Mcclain
  • Keisha Ledezma
  • Khyra Phelps
  • Ella Rigby-Crayford
  • Giselle Alvarez
  • Paetyn Loyer
  • Macy Donahue
  • Celeste Mains
  • Kayla Tougas
  • Riley Watson
  • Allen marie Pesons
  • clara campbell
  • Xandra Vega
  • Alexandra Rock
  • Alyza Handley
  • Alana J. Lyle
  • sienna osborn
  • Adriana Cardenas
  • Kikuye Fujii
  • Sandy Más
  • leah langford
  • Sydnee Dacy
  • Nora Hessen
  • Victoria Harps
  • Claudia Pedro
  • Asia G
  • Lilian Bemporad
  • Julia Herazo
  • Lucy Laritson
  • Racquel Gee
  • Brittany Holt
  • Elizabeth Mugho
  • ailish mcgrath
  • Nettie Jahn
  • Nick Gould
  • Penelope Lutz
  • Anura Reid
  • Thea Barakat
  • Juliet Herbst
  • Leslie Sintes
  • Journey Love
  • Molly Fling
  • adrienne arcilla
  • Nebula Florio
  • Courtney Evans
  • Nicole Solis
  • Alexis Simonson
  • julian kropog
  • Anna Elliott
  • Alexander Leandry
  • Victoria Chávez
  • Kayla Hon
  • Emily Islas
  • Kapriel Wilson
  • Hollie McEntire
  • Ace Trace
  • Haley Miller
  • Alynna Farias
  • Pa Lor
  • leslie ibarra
  • Aileen Saldana
  • Kyler Proffit
  • Madeleine Snider
  • Mae Mohr
  • Ava Paraszkay
  • Tyler Roberts
  • Kailey Carrington
  • Vanisa Oupokin
  • Keli Mireles
  • Jazmin Cuevas
  • Gabriela Garcia
  • Lily Bamb
  • Kiarra Bishop
  • Chloe Dale-Johnson
  • A B
  • Osjha Trevino
  • Rachel Pullino
  • Ashley Moore
  • Mariana Tenorio
  • Alex Black
  • Catherine Santos
  • Holly Nathan
  • Hannah Curry
  • Noor Shaikh
  • Kylah Lambert
  • Nina Morgan
  • Alyssa Ryan
  • Elias Bendik
  • Eddilberto Campos
  • Asta Oz
  • Janei Davis
  • Mya G
  • Kaitlin-Abbey Sproat
  • Lily Hogan
  • Claudia Perea
  • Gabby McCormick
  • Ivie Lynn
  • Christopher Toledo
  • Kiera Dankesreiter
  • Natassia Marchbanks
  • Ash Ferrari
  • Maya Jarquin
  • Mollie E
  • Savannah Heaton
  • Leigh-La Middlebrooks
  • Lily Rivas
  • Lilly shults
  • Emma Klemmensen
  • Kate Jackson
  • Kaylah Lue
  • Mari Jacoby
  • Kassidy Derosia
  • Marz D
  • Heavyn Williams
  • Victoria Wilcox
  • carmen desoto
  • Emily Rumsey
  • Teliyah Singleton
  • Paige Gehring
  • Caitlin Schleede
  • Justina Bonnette
  • Ashley Daniels
  • Paige Biggus
  • Bella Spires
  • Abu Wynia
  • Isabel Stehling
  • Miranda Smith
  • Saskia Collins
  • Sonya L
  • Jessica Davison
  • Nia Davis
  • Sam Omer
  • Cheyleni Hidalgo
  • Lyna Pham
  • Emily Earle
  • Jayden Baker
  • Delaney Wilson
  • sharon ho
  • Sierrah Salone
  • Sofia Duran-dempsey
  • Isabel Cournoyer
  • Ariana Zavala
  • Brooke Miller
  • Mari Claros
  • Christina Gibleski
  • Lily Hawks
  • Kayla Valdez
  • Micaela Golden
  • LaCray Jeffers
  • Will Dean
  • Lily Tack
  • Libby Hamilton
  • Amber Nardo
  • Bailey A
  • bella primeau
  • Mika Starks
  • madison eskew
  • Samantha Carroll
  • Alyssa Barnes
  • Kayla Ortiz
  • Kezia Durias
  • Onyx Ipswich
  • H N
  • Faith Garibay
  • Etua Ebataleye
  • Harliegh Filiano
  • Ashley Sanford
  • El Aparicio
  • kara herbert
  • washma s
  • Mel Hoven
  • Ashley Ramos
  • Isabella Panagiotou
  • Alexandra Dent
  • Ricardo Castillon
  • Michelle Zepeda
  • Erin S
  • Sara Sage
  • Milika Havili
  • Tara Acol
  • Bella Wakefield
  • Jocelyn Dasha
  • Avery Burstein
  • valerie virrueta
  • Ingrid Yu
  • Sydney Fury
  • Jessica Padron
  • Miranda Palarea
  • Jordyn Major
  • Gwen Hansen
  • Laura Corrales
  • Maggie Vancampen
  • Jessica Pham
  • Alize Tseitlin
  • Mercedes Mendoza
  • Alek Argueta
  • Maya Velasco
  • Melanie Netto
  • Cristina Miranda Tello
  • Katie Phan
  • Kaitlyn Leialoha
  • Oriana McNair
  • Teagan Kowitz
  • Lexis Jasek
  • Emily Winniman
  • Yesenia Coronel
  • Jordan P
  • Janae Barber
  • Kai Newman
  • Heather Asagra
  • Kayla Singleton
  • Kimberly De La Cruz
  • Tatyana Carrazco
  • Lehua Greenwell
  • Annalyssah Camacho
  • Madison Kearsey
  • Jeanne Herbert
  • Marlene Zeug
  • Jess Vanni
  • Kai Hughes
  • Mackinzee Macho
  • Edward Quevedo
  • Madeline Ballesteros
  • Kelly Williams
  • Maria Escobar
  • Mari Hillary Wells
  • Donalyn Dela Cruz
  • Dyson Chee
  • Joanne Hayashi
  • Miley Auth
  • kien tamashiro
  • Leilani Mitchell
  • Tiana Wong
  • Jamie Wenzlow
  • Zoe Douglas
  • Sara Sahagon
  • Xaidie Pelen
  • Kirstin Kahaloa
  • Anne Weber
  • Breanna Rose
  • Keopu Reelitz
  • Melissa Matsubara
  • Emelia Von Saltza
  • Jack Kittinger
  • Jill Tokuda
  • Linda Drake
  • Laura Bailes
  • Hali Ojeil
  • Angel Permito-Kaheaku
  • John LeBlanc