There is a lot to learn with the communities of Hawaii, as they are strongly related to Mother Nature and some of the most sustainable societies in the world.
Hawaiians share a bond with nature. Their culture has been for hundreds of years the maintenance of a good relationship with the environment while also gathering what is necessary for the development of the community. If you have any doubt, ask a Hawaiian what is the meaning of “keiki o ka aina,” a nickname that they gave to themselves, and they will answer: “Children of the land.”
Protection and sustainability of the environment are vital keys to the culture of the Hawaiians. This can be noticed not only in the communities, children, and adults who live in the Hawaii, but also in the companies that are born in the land.
This reality is exceptionally faithful to the philosophies of a company named Waiākea. Waiākea produces water that is a 100% environment-friendly. They’ve been on the market since their foundation in 2012, with the intention not only of providing quality water to communities in Hawaii but of spreading the teachings of their culture about sustainability and respecting nature and the environment.
In 2015, Waiākea got the honor to be nominated as the most awarded beverage in North America, mainly because of the quality of their water, how clean it is and how environment-friendly the company has become while also not falling short on supply for all their clients.
Waiākea emphasizes the importance of preserving the planet, but they still have developed one of the strongest brands in the local industry. Their focus in transforming the mindset of people about the environment has begun to show results, as clients of Waiākea have shared their deeds in support of the environment and how they are also planting their own seeds to help with the cause.
Waiākea provides “Hawaiian volcanic water,” and their brand has grown exponentially larger as more and more tourists, local communities and other companies have started ordering their products. This increase in their supply did not affect their focus on being a sustainable enterprise at all, as they have been awarded with nominations that reward sustainability countless times.