Skyline Hawai‘i Signs Climate Pledge, Commits to Net Zero Carbon by 2040
Skyline Hawai‘i, operator of the first zipline tour in the US, has become the first Hawai‘i-based signatory to The Climate Pledge, a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 or sooner.
The pledge, co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism, aims to achieve the goal 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. More than 200 companies are committed to date.
Since 2007, Skyline Hawai‘i has been Carbon Free, buying carbon credits to offset emissions from its direct business operations. This new commitment digs deeper and reaches further, focusing on mitigating emissions at the source.
“The world faces unprecedented problems in the future as a result of climate change,” said Danny Boren, President of Skyline Hawai‘i. “Our company is committed to doing our part to minimize those impacts by transitioning to a zero emissions fleet of vehicles in the years ahead, utilizing and developing green energy to power our operations, working with our suppliers to help them reduce their emissions, and offsetting the emissions which can not be eliminated – including those generated by our customers traveling to Hawai‘i.”
As people look to the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland with hope that world leaders can come together with an ambitious program for tackling man made climate change, signatories of The Climate Pledge have already made commitments to slash greenhouse gas emissions well before the 2050 deadline laid out in the Paris Climate Accord.
Since the company launched in 2002, Skyline Hawai‘i has strived to hold itself to a high environmental standard, relying on third party verifications to independently demonstrate the validity of the actions the company continues to take in moving toward a sustainable future.
Skyline is one of only a handful of certified B-Corps across Hawai‘i, and since 2007 has been a member of 1% For The Planet, a group of businesses who commit to giving at least 1% of every sale back to local environmental protection.
In addition, Skyline Hawai‘i has developed and remains the primary financial supporter of a native forest restoration area. Managed by Skyline Conservation Initiative, this program not only restores native Hawaiian forests, it also hosts tree planting events with local schools and youth groups and provides hands-on environmental education in an effort to expand interest and involvement in native forest preservation efforts across Hawai‘i.