Future generations are counting on us. Will you pledge to protect their Hawai‘i?

Students from multiple islands and local schools created The Pledge To Our Keiki. The Pledge is a commitment to respect and care for the island places that they call home so that future generations continue to enjoy all that Hawai‘i has to offer.

The Hawaii Development Group immediately felt a connection to the Kanu Hawaii organization because of their mission to better the entirety of our home here in Hawaii. Kanu Hawaii provides strategy behind all of their actions and initiatives that are inclusive of our diverse culture, our spirit of aloha and our growing generations throughout the islands. Hawaii Development Group through our Principal Broker, Lailan Bento, knew getting involved in our communities throughout the state not only helps to keep our islands progressing forward in a way that will last through the generations but getting involved and taking a pledge with Kanu Hawaii meant we could be part of the bigger picture to better Hawaii further.

Our team at Hawaii Development Group made an initiative to donate on behalf of our team and our Local ‘ohana because we know our children and our communities we have called home for life can only improve through all of our efforts. We encourage you and your ‘Ohana to check out Kanu Hawaii and we are more than sure you and your ‘Ohana will also see why we feel so impassioned to get involved with Kanu Hawaii and be part of the enhancement of our island home in Hawaii.

“Keiki” (kē’-ī’-ki ) means “child” in Hawaiian.

Pledge To Our Keiki

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.


people have already pledged to protect Hawai‘i.

Will you join them?