What We Do
Kanu Hawaii provides tools and opportunities for people to connect with one another – to take action that builds more compassionate and resilient communities across Hawaii.
Who We Are
Kanu Hawaii started in June 2006 as a movement of everyday people, working to protect and promote the things that make Hawaii special a connection to the ‘āina, a culture of aloha, and local self reliance. The founders created this organization to strive toward change rooted in kuleana (responsibility) and a commitment to be the change. Kanu’s core of forty people, who collectively worried about Hawaii’s future and deeply believed in its potential, transformed this worry into action with campaigns centered on environmentally sustainable, compassionate, and economically resilient communities.