LEGACY Timeline

1973
Kenny Brown’s speech on Mālama ethic; Polynesian Voyaging Society founded
1976
Hōkūle‘a voyage to Tahiti
2000
Mālama Hawai‘i launched
2005
Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) conceptualized; Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Task Force created through legislation
2006
GLISPA launched at UN CBD COP8
2008
Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative; Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan released with input from 10,000 citizens
2010
Feasibility survey with partners assessed need for multi-sector dialogue
2011
Launched first multi-sector dialogue
2011
Met with White House and U.S. State Department officials; attended first GLISPA meeting with island leaders
2011
First HGG Retreat; Sustainability signed into Hawai‘i State Law (Act 181)
2011
Hosted green growth briefing for U.S. Ambassador Tong with agreed 2030 goals
2011
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) hosted in Hawai‘i with green growth and sustainable development focus
2012
2012 Progress Report released on Act 181 with recommendations for statewide sustainability network and shared indicators with HGG cross-sector input; HGG supported first joint legislative priorities
2012
Convened Strategy Retreat to identify shared 2012-14 priorities. Established HGG Steering Committee, Action Teams and operating values Hawai‘i delegations engaged internationally at IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Rio+20, and presented HGG at UN CBD COP11 in India. Partnered on UHERO Economic Trends Report
2013
Convened cross-sector event at Hawai‘i Conservation Conference to feature Hawai‘i sustainability “Bright Spots”
2013
Hosted Ambassador Jumeau reception, where GLISPA invited Hawai‘i to launch island sustainability commitment Hawai‘i State Sustainability Coordinator position created; HGG partners developed policy framework for statewide sustainability commitment, shared indicators process, and expanded statewide network
2014
Launched Measures Project to develop Dashboard with sustainability indicators with statewide partners
2014
State Legislature unanimously endorsed Aloha+ Challenge Resolution (SCR69); Hōkūle‘a begins Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage; Partners commit to Promise to Pae ‘Āina during the Voyage; Hawai‘i selected as 2016 IUCN Congress host
2014
Aloha+ Challenge Declaration signed by Governor, Mayors, and OHA with private sector and civil society partners launching Hawai‘i’s statewide sustainability framework
2014
Aloha+ Challenge announced internationally with U.S. State Department at UN SIDS. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon aboard Hōkūle‘a
2014
Partners agreed to “ramp up” HGG, hire first Executive Director at Retreat, and identified 2015-17 priorities to advance Aloha+ Challenge. Hosted Aloha+ Statewide Meetings on all four counties in 2014 and developed Clean Energy and Solid Waste Dashboards
2015
Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard pilot launched with Signatories, Legislators, and partners
2015
First HGG Executive Director hired; 2015 Partnership meeting UN adopted 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
2015
Hosted Aloha+ Legislation & Policy Retreat to identify 2016 priorities and legacy initiatives for IUCN Congress
2015
193 countries adopted Paris Agreement at COP21; Hawai‘i featured with island leaders at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta
2016
HGG Partnership Meeting; Hawai‘i Island Sustainability Forum; HGG launched IUCN Legacy Committee and Working Group process to coordinate legacy outcomes for Congress
2016
Hōkūle‘a recognized at UN with Hawai‘i Delegation
2016
MOU between HGG, UH and Kamehameha Schools launched on next generation leaders
2016
Sustainability Business Forum Report on Smart Sustainable Communities; launched Local Food Dashboard
2017
Agreed on 2017 legislative priorities, including Paris climate bill
2017
Hawai‘i signed legislation to align with the Paris Agreement; Hōkūle‘a Homecoming to Hawai‘i; World Youth Congress
2017
Ala Wai Watershed Collaboration launched; Aloha+ Green Workforce & Education Statewide Meeting
2017
Sustainability Business Forum launched carbon offset report