Why donate to Maui Huliau?

Maui Huliau is a small community-based non-profit working to promote environmental literacy and leadership among Maui’s youth through our unique filmmaking, activism and service projects.

Serving youth from all Maui schools

In our first decade we have served youth ages 12-18 from 22 different schools throughout Maui nui!  Your donations help keep our programs affordable for all students.

Over 100 films on YouTube!

Our YouTube channel now has over 100 student films with over 60,000 views!  They empower the voices of Maui’s youth to educate our community and visitors about how they can help protect our island’s environment.

Award winning films!

The 60 plus short environmental films produced by our filmmaking program have been selected 116 times in 23 film festivals around the world! These films include documentaries, claymation films and even music videos.

Donate in support of our programs!

Despite the ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic, including the cancellation of our annual benefit dinner, your support has allowed us to expand our programs in 2021! This has included launching our Careers in Conservation series connecting local youth with sustainability careers, expanding our filmmaking program in spring semester to serve hundreds more students, assisting with zero waste efforts on school campuses, engaging hundreds of youth in local climate change solutions, and supporting teachers through professional development opportunities with our community partners.

You can make a tax-deductible donation with your credit card using the button below, or you can mail a check to Maui Huliau Foundation PO Box 977 Haʻikū Hawaiʻi 96708.

2021 Annual Report

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About our Programs for Maui Youth

Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club

Now in its 12th school year, our filmmaking club has involved hundreds of students from 18 schools on Maui in creating more than 100 short environmental films from documentaries to music videos. These films have been selected more than 160 times in festivals around the world and have won multiple awards!

Huliau Leadership Council

The Huliau Leadership Council is our newest program launched in the 2017-18 school year. High school students from different Maui schools meet monthly to plan environmental service and leadership projects open to students in grades 7-12.

Huliau Eco-Adventure Program

Our Huliau EcoAdventure is a four day summer program run by our alumni. In 2015 two alumni designed a summer leadership program for high school students. In 2016 they expanded the program to serve 30 middle school students and involved these high school students in leading the program! The program is now planned each summer by a new group of alumni.

Huliau Green Events

Huliau Green Events is one of our newest programs launched in 2016. Our staff and students work with large events to divert over 80% of waste from the landfill by staffing zero waste stations, replacing single-use plastic, composting and recycling. Make your next event zero waste!

Huliau Climate Literacy Project

The Climate Literacy Project was launched in fall 2017. The project works with science teachers in grades 7-12 to integrate hands-on climate literacy activities into their curriculum in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards. This school year we plan to serve over 800 students.

Other programs

Our other programs for Maui youth include our annual 4 day backpacking trip through Haleakalā crater and our student-led "plastic free projects" such as #Sporkitup and Ocean Friendly Restaurants.