Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach announced a pledge to make the property carbon neutral, meaning any carbon emissions from the hotel will be counterbalanced with carbon offsets.
The resort is working to receive carbon neutral certification from PAS 2060, the international standard for carbon neutrality, and it will be verified by Dekra, an international testing, inspection and certification organization based in Germany.
In its efforts to reach carbon neutrality, Alohilani is expanding its existing partnership with the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative and Legacy Carbon to offset the property’s carbon emissions with the planting of 100,000 indigenous trees in a designated forest. Additionally, the hotel is 100% powered by renewable electricity.
In 2022, Alohilani is targeting carbon neutrality for its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, which include direct sources of carbon from operations, including electricity consumption and the use of propane, gasoline and refrigerants. Looking ahead, the final phase would be reaching carbon neutrality for Scope 3, which encompasses supply chain carbon emissions, such as the emissions produced by building and shipping hotel furniture or sourcing food and beverage items.
Alohilani is participating in the Malama Hawaii campaign, a state-led effort to promote volunteer activities and responsible tourism. Guests are invited to volunteer and plant a tree with the Hawaii Legacy Reforestation Initiative and receive a fifth night free at the hotel, along with a $200 food and beverage credit and rental car for one day.
“Our guests choose Hawaii for its incredible natural beauty, and we must take action to restore and protect our native ecosystem, ensuring our treasured islands will thrive in the future,” general manager Matthew Grauso said in a statement. “Alohilani Resort is committed to a more sustainable future, and I believe the hard work, passion and dedication of our team to achieve carbon neutrality will inspire others to take similar action.”
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