HELPING TO PRESERVE THE 'AINA
Preserving the land and Hawaii’s natural resources is an important part of Monsanto Hawaii’s commitment to being good stewards through employee volunteerism, monetary contributions and collaboration with community stakeholders. Some of our recent efforts include:
- Cleared nearly 2,500 non-native pines in a six-acre area of threatened shrubland in the Waikamoi Preserve on the island of Maui. If left unchecked, the fragile ecosystem at Waikamoi would be overtaken by the non-native pine, threatening the Preserve’s rare dry mamane sub-alpine shrubland, found only on East Maui and the Big Island.
- Helped with restoration efforts at Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge on Maui, a critical wetland habitat home to the endangered Hawaiian stilt (ae`o) and Hawaiian coot (`ala eke oke`o).
- Awarded a $20,000 grant through The Monsanto Fund for watershed protection on Molokai. Since 2006, the Monsanto Fund has contributed a total of $130,000 towards the protection and restoration efforts of critical watershed and fragile ecosystems on Molokai
- As part of the company’s ongoing drip tube recycling program, 222,040 pounds of plastic drip line accumulated over three years on our Maui farm were recycled. By making every effort to reuse and recycle materials that could otherwise head to our island’s landfills, we’re helping to do our part to keep Hawaii green.
- Taking pride in our island home, Monsanto’s employees on islands where they live and work volunteer hundreds of hours cleaning up beaches, parks, streams and highways.
- Labeled more than 150 storm drains in the Royal Kunia and Waipahu neighborhoods with reminders not to throw trash down the storm drains, helping to keep our ocean clean.
Learn more about our environmental conservation efforts.