Live Aloha began in 1993 with a simple question: how do we create a culture of positive and responsible action?
We decided to agree upon a set of twelve actions that we would each take, and encourage others to take. In committing to this, we believed we could begin to create the kind of community we value.
We do not have any minimum commitments. Take what you need, give what you can.
The artwork is by Gina.
Our list of actions is only a starting point. We encourage you to add your own commitments to your community to the list.
Once you’ve made your list, we encourage you to request a free Live Aloha bumper sticker or round sticker. These stickers serve as a public declaration of commitment. Then, start doing the actions and watch the results.
We choose the ‘ohi’a lehua flower as our symbol at Haunani Apoliona’s urging and her words speak best for all of us:
“From the blackened, silent, barren landscape left by the desolation of lava flow emerges the lehua, flower of the ‘ohi’a. With strength of spirit, it pushes forth from the embers and grows. Favored by Hi’iaka, sister of Pele, the ‘ohi’a lehua takes many forms from tall trees to low shrubs, adorned by leaves from round to narrow and blunt to pointed with blossoms of varied hues of red, yellow, pink, white. The lehua’s diversity, simple beauty, and enduring strength mirrors the diversity, simple beauty and enduring strength of Hawai’i.”
We express mahalo to Sig Zane for contributing his ‘ōhi’a lehua design.