Sustainability & DEI
Welcome to Meet Hawaiʻi, where our dedication to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) converges with a profound commitment to sustainability. Our mission extends beyond acknowledging differences; it encompasses creating an environment that celebrates diversity, honors indigenous heritage, and embraces sustainable practices. Our commitment to these principles is deeply ingrained in our mission to create inclusive spaces that celebrate the richness of human experiences and interaction, both within our organization and throughout the events we host.
Our Guiding Principles
At Meet Hawaiʻi, we recognize that sustainability is intrinsic to the well-being of our planet and its diverse communities. Our DEI and sustainability initiatives are guided by the following principles:
Inclusivity: We strive to create events that not only embrace the diversity of our global community but also honor and respect the unique cultural heritage of Hawaiʻi.
Equity: Our commitment to equity ensures that opportunities and resources are distributed fairly, addressing historical disparities and leveling the playing field.
Accessibility: We are dedicated to making our events accessible to all attendees. This includes physical accessibility as well as providing accommodations for individuals with diverse needs.
Our event venues play a crucial role in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. Here's how we ensure that our venues are supportive of DEI efforts:
Accessibility Features: All our venues are equipped with accessibility features, such as ramps, elevators, and accessible restrooms, to ensure that everyone can navigate the space comfortably.
Cultural Sensitivity: We work closely with meeting planners to ensure that their events are culturally sensitive, appropriate, and respectful. This potentially includes incorporating diverse cultural elements into their programs and respecting local traditions.
Inclusive Programming: Our event programming is designed to be inclusive, featuring a diverse range of speakers, performers, and activities that represent various perspectives and backgrounds.
Green Event Practices: Our venues prioritize sustainable event practices, including waste reduction, energy efficiency, and sourcing local, environmentally friendly materials. We actively work towards making our events carbon-neutral, offsetting emissions through partnerships with sustainable projects and initiatives.
Meet Hawaiʻi is committed to being a positive force in the communities we serve. Our community engagement initiatives include:
Community Partnerships: We collaborate with local organizations and nonprofits that focus on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, Meet Hawaiʻi’s Mālama Hawai‘i (corporate social responsibility) program allows groups an opportunity to donate their time while here.
At Meet Hawaiʻi, our commitment to sustainability, diversity, equity, and inclusion is inseparable from our respect for Hawaiʻi's indigenous past and present. Through intentional efforts in our venues, internal engagement, and community partnerships, we strive to create events that honor the unique cultural identity of the islands and contribute to a more inclusive and sustainable world.