the nature conservancy logoHONOLULU —With contributions from 49 businesses, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii’s Corporate Council for the Environment raised over $300,000 for local conservation in fiscal year 2014.

Dustin Sellers of Koa Capital Partners chairs the Corporate Council, which emphasizes the link between Hawaii’s environment and its economy. Since its launch in 1987, this coalition of local businesses has raised over $4 million to protect Hawaii’s natural resources.

Corporate Visionary supporters with donations of $25,000 or more are: Alaska Airlines, CDF Engineering, Hawaiian Electric Company/HEI Charitable Foundation, and Saltchuk Hawaii.

Executive Leadership Circle supporters with donations of $10,000 or more are: ABC Stores, Alexander & Baldwin, Aulani—A Disney Resort & Spa, Hawaiian Electric Industries/HEI Charitable Foundation, Koa Capital Partners, Macy’s Foundation, Matson Foundation, Outrigger Enterprises Group, The Garden Club of Honolulu, and The Shidler Family Foundation.

“Hawaii’s businesses are an invaluable partner in our work to protect our island home,” said Suzanne Case, the Conservancy’s Hawai‘i Executive Director. “In difficult economic times, protecting the environment can get deferred, but these companies know the importance of the environment to Hawaii’s economy. Their vision and commitment help us protect the lands and waters that sustain Hawaii’s people, economy and island way of life.”

Since 1980, The Nature Conservancy has protected almost 200,000 acres of natural lands in Hawai‘i and works with other public and private landowners to protect the islands’ key watersheds. The Conservancy manages a statewide network of 11 preserves and works in 12 coastal communities to protect the near-shore waters of the main Hawaiian Islands.

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The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy online at www.nature.org/hawaii.

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