In 2016, we partnered with Hawaii Energy and local businesses to show world leaders—visiting for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress—that Hawaii takes climate change seriously.
What do Hermes, AirBuggy, and Bank of Hawaii all have in common? They are among the numerous businesses in Waikiki that took the “Climate Pledge” to keep their doors closed while they used air conditioning during the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in 2016. From September 1st through the 10th, participating retailers did their part to prevent cool, conditioned air from wastefully escaping out of storefronts.
It was all part of the “Close it for the Climate” initiative, powered by Blue Planet Foundation and Hawaii Energy.
These and other businesses in Honolulu took the pledge to keep their doors closed while the air conditioning was running from September 1st through the 10th: