OUR KULEANA COMMITMENT
Fairmont Kea Lani has a long-standing history of prioritizing conservation of our natural resources and community service to our Maui ‘ohana (family). We share our kuleana (responsibility) with our Heartists (colleagues) and encourage our guests to continue the positive effects of our actions. Our goal is to preserve the natural beauty of Hawai’i, educate and perpetuate our rich culture and care for na kamaliʻi (children) and kupuna (respected elders) of Maui.
Giving back and volunteering is one of the greatest ways our guests can leave a positive lasting impact on Maui. We have worked with our non-profit partners to share a variety of opportunities for our guests to get involved through voluntourism.
Supporting The Welfare of Our Community
Mālama ʻOhana: We partner with organizations who provide essential support and care to Maui’s youth and elderly.
Protecting Our Native Resources
Mālama Maui: We strive to inspire and motivate others to join us in caring for Maui’s natural resources, endangered species and culturally rich heritage.
Reducing Our Environmental Impact
Mālama Pono: We work relentlessly to minimize the impacts associated with our operations.
“As part of our ʻohana (family), we trust you will mālama, (care for) our island home, our people and wildlife, the land, the ocean and its abundant resources. We have a saying that the land is loaned to us by our children. We hope you will care for our island and preserve it for generations so our children and theirs may enjoy the beauty of Hawai‘i.”
– Kumu Kapono Kamaunu, Cultural Advisor to Fairmont Kea Lani Maui
Mālama Maui Community Pledge
Courtesy of MauiTourism.Org
Maui County Pledge I do, hereby, pledge my commitment to the following:
“I pledge to hana kūpono (do what is right) while visiting the lands and waters of Maui County. I will mindfully experience the breathtaking natural beauty of the ‘āina (ancestral land) and the welcoming aloha spirit of the kama‘āina (local people). I will be ha‘aha‘a (humble) and kūpono (appropriate) in my actions. I will remember that each step I take is upon land that is someone’s home, sacred site, and living history. If I do not know proper, respectful, or safe behavior, it is my kuleana (responsibility) to ‘imi na‘auao (seek knowledge) and ask before acting. I will maka‘ala (be aware) while outdoors, and I will respect the strength and power of ocean currents, rushing streams and the variable and unfamiliar terrain of these islands. I will admire wildlife from a safe and respectful distance, as Hawaii is the endangered species capital of the world. I will take nothing from this wahi (place) but memories and leave nothing but gratitude. I pledge to mālama (care for) Maui County, and remember that: He ali‘i ka ‘āina; he kauā ke kanaka. “The land is a chief; man is its servant.”
Translator: Mary Kawena Pukui, ‘Ōlelo No‘eau #531.