Project Footprint directing Hawaii towards sustainability goals

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Hawaii Electric has launched an initiative to encourage consumer sustainability efforts by awarding them for reducing their carbon footprints.

The Project Footprint initiative is expected to help Hawaii to produce 100% of its energy from renewables by 2045 and to reduce carbon emissions by 19%.

The initiative will reward consumers for:

  • Installing private rooftop solar
  • Leasing or purchasing an electric vehicle
  • Signing up for paperless billing
  • Signing up for automatic bill payment

Rewards will include t-shirts made of 100% recycled materials, a 17-ounce double-wall stainless steel water bottle, a portable solar-powered charger with built-in flashlight and $50 worth of free charging at Hawaiian Electric Companies’ vehicle charging stations.

Project partners include energy preservation and sustainability groups namely the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, Malama Learning Center, Kupu, Biki and Institute for Climate and Peace.

The project will recognise sustainability efforts implemented in 2019.