Huliau Leadership Council

The Huliau Leadership Council is open to students in grades 9-12 from all Maui County schools who have an interest in environmental leadership. Members meet twice a month to plan service projects and other environmental leadership projects.

About our 2021-2022 School Year Program

Our 2021-2022 leadership council will hold a mix of virtual and in-person meetings twice per month on the first and third Wednesday of the month starting September 1st through May 2022. The program will have its first meeting on Wednesday September 1st from 4:30-6pm. Some meetings involve virtual guest speakers on topics related to environmental issues or in-person mini field trips to different sites around Maui.

In addition to monthly meetings, the council will also plan two student workdays per semester to assist with sustainability projects in the community. These may include projects such as beach cleanups, tree plantings, and farm or loʻi workdays. Due to the hybrid format of this year’s program, students from Hāna, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi are also welcome to apply and join us for all virtual sessions.

The council will also work on other environmental student-led projects and events throughout the year. In the past, these have included public outreach about reducing plastic pollution and helping organize a youth climate strike event. See some examples of last year’s projects below. Updates on the program will be posted here throughout the school year. For all in-person meetings and events, we will follow all current COVID-19 guidelines.

Students entering grades 9-12 are welcome to apply for this free program using the button to the right and our staff will contact you with more details.

Apply for Spring 2022!

The council has decided to let a limited number of new students join the program mid school year, beginning with our January 5th meeting. Interested students should apply below by December 24th.

2021-2021 Leadership Council

Below are some of the projects and events that the leadership council has hosted so far during the 2021-2022 school year.

November 2021♦ Kipuka Olowalu Service Project


Our leadership council, joined by a few members of our film-making club, spent their day volunteering with Kīpuka Olowalu and learning about the cultural and archeological significance of the area. During our visit, we worked to clear invasive Kiawe brush and toured Kīpuka Olowalu’s various restoration projects.

September 2021 ♦ International Coastal Cleanup

Kahului Harbor

Huliau students cleaned the beach area in front of Hawaiian Canoe Club and recorded data on the types of marine debris they found, as part of this international effort to collect data on ocean pollution and protect our ocean from plastic pollution.

Our Huliau Leadership Council students created Instagram posters as part of our  #EyesonCOP26 social-media campaign encouraging world leaders at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow to take meaningful action on climate change. You can check out all their posters and other climate-related art and projects on our new “climate conversations” page.