MĀLAMA ʻĀINA – IT’S OUR KULEANA
Giving back and making a positive difference is part of the Black Koa Vision. Black Koa is proud to partner with 1% For The Planet, a coalition of over 1,200 companies in 48 countries who donate 1% of their sales to over 2,000 nonprofits all over the world. In the last 15 years 1% For The Planet has contributed over 150 million dollars to support hundreds of projects focusing on reforestation, preservation of biodiversity, ecosystems, protection of fauna and flora, and development of sustainable agriculture. Today, the 1% For The Planet movement is a front-runner in funding environmental groups worldwide.
Black Koa also recognizes the importance of giving back closer to home at the grassroots level. Black Koa supports programs that help ensure the sustainability of native Hawaiian woods for canoes, surfboards, and other traditional items. Programs here focus on educating ʻōpio (youth) in the areas of ecology and sustainability and conduct outplantings for Koa, Ulu, and Wiliwili, on the Island of Hawaiʻi. For information on BK’s Earth Friendly Surfboards click here.
Black Koa is interested in supporting and collaborating with individuals and organizations that share its values of cultural competence, social responsibility, and being earth friendly. If you believe you are such an entity, BK would like to kūkākūkā (talk and discuss) with you.