Transportation accounts for almost two-thirds of our fossil fuel use. That's why moving Hawaii beyond oil also means cleaner transportation options. The road to 100% clean transportation starts now.
STCH is a program powered by Blue Planet that drives local efforts to reduce the use of petroleum in Hawaii’s transportation sector through education, outreach, and stakeholder engagement. STCH is part of a national network of nearly 100 coalitions that make up the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program, tasked with accelerating solutions like alternative fuels, alternative modes of transportation, and vehicle efficiency.
Blue Planet hosts a variety of community and outreach events aimed at spreading awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles on our path to 100% clean energy. In 2016, we held the first annual Electric Island Drive, the largest gathering of electric vehicles ever in the state. Throughout the year, we host "ride-and-drives" that give participants firsthand test-driving experiences with a number of electric vehicle models, like the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Tesla Model S, and more. Contact Us for sponsorship opportunities or to learn more about upcoming electric vehicle events.
Blue Planet Foundation is a founding partner of Drive Electric Hawaii, a collaboration of the state’s best energy minds tasked with finding ways to accelerate clean transportation with electric vehicles powered by renewable energy. The partnership includes Blue Planet Foundation, along with the Hawaii State Department of Transportation, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Division of Consumer Advocacy, the Hawaiian Electric Companies, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Ulupono Initiative. In 2016, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and agreed on a vision for powering ground transportation using 100% renewable energy.
Blue Planet works with state legislators and other stakeholders to develop and implement policies that accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, improve access to charging infrastructure, and boosting the number of people using alternative methods of transportation like public transit, walking, and biking (also known as "mode shifting"). Sign up to receive updates on proposed legislation and opportunities to testify on key clean transportation bills.