Mālama i ka ‘āina: To respect and care for the land

Hawaiians take immense pride in their unique and primal bond with nature. In fact, Hawaiians call themselves keiki o ka ‘āina, or “children of the land.” The notion and practice of mālama i ka ‘āina, meaning “to respect and care for the land”, is one of the most important pillars of Hawaiian culture.

The Hawaiians have embraced this symbiotic relationship with the environment for thousands of years- while nature provided them with food, clothing, housing, tools, even musical instruments and canoes, they in turn were responsible for protecting and conserving the environment and its resources through sustainable practices.

Waiākea takes this responsibility seriously.

Our environmental initiatives include using one of the most sustainable fresh water resources in the world, using only 100% RPET bottles, utilizing low emission shipping, and actively participating in regional carbon offset programs- all of which have led Waiākea to be the first Hawaiian bottled water to be certified CarbonNeutral®.