About Us

About Us

Founded in 2020, Aloha Tree Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission to address climate change through advancing resilient forest ecosystems in Hawai'i.

What We Do

Forest Restoration Projects

We organize volunteer events that support native tree reforestation and slow climate change through tree planting and environmental education. Our events encourage learners of all ages to become citizen environmentalists. Learn more here.

Stewardship Training

We are committed to empowering students with the knowledge, skills and resources to champion environmental sustainability. We hope to cultivate the next generation of forest stewards.

Robust Partnership and Action

We partner with organizations, corporations, individuals and communities to build a healthier and more resilient environment for Hawaii.

What's at Stake: The Issues

From fighting forest degradation and climate change to helping restore native ecosystems and building the next generation of young tree stewards on and off campuses across O`ahu, Aloha Tree Alliance is working to advance solutions to urgent environmental and social challenges in Hawaii.

1. Forests ––A force for Hawai'i's––and our planet's––health.

Forests are the lungs of our earth. They provide us with the air we breathe, clean our drinking water supply, and provide a home to millions of plants and animals. They are a great force for helping us survive the effects of climate change. Hawaii’s forests are instrumental in sustaining critical resources for our island home. But did you know Oahu’s forest ecosystem is suffering due to overuse, misuse, tourism, pollution, and lack of state funding? Aloha Tree Alliance is helping to change that through reforestation, agroforestry, environmental education, and stewardship training.

2. Climate Change in Hawai'i ––  Resilience and Nature-based Solutions

Our Focus: Protect and preserve Hawaii’s beautiful forests and engage in reforestation efforts. Another way that we can reduce emissions is by preventing the destruction of existing forests. While planting trees, or forest restoration, can and should be part of the solution as well, our stance is that safeguarding existing forests should be the #1 priority.

3. Food Security––Growing agroforestry initiatives

Our Focus:  Support agroforestry initiatives on O'ahu to increase the abundance and availability of culturally appropriate foods while fostering a greener and more robust urban forest canopy.

4: Green Jobs

Our Focus: Support and develop a conservation career pipeline that leads to economically sustainable employment for youth and young adults.

5: Climate Anxiety

Our Focus: Activate action, hope and positivity about the future through the arts, including books, music, and artwork. Read our recommended forestry booklist for children and adults here.