ESI is committed to helping preserve the environmental integrity of our land and waters, where our island community lives, works, and plays. We strive to meet this commitment through the professional work we do for our clients, and by encouraging our employees to volunteer and to join in at company-sponsored events focused on stewardship of the environment. We value and appreciate our ties to the local community and those we serve, and view community service and support as a means of expressing our appreciation. Organizations that ESI has supported include Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, Hui o Ko'olaupoko, and North Shore Community Land Trust. Since our inception, we have provided full and partial pro-bono environmental consulting work to clients, non-profit groups, and other valued partners (e.g., Oahu SPCA, the Department of Health, environmental attorneys, developers).
Agriculture & Environmental Awareness Day
UH Waimānalo Research Station, March 2016
On March 4, 2016, approximately 500 5th grade students, teachers, and chaperones from nine Kailua and Kaneohe elementary schools attended this fun and educational event which was held at the UH Waimānalo Research Station. ESI staff shared their experience as environmental professionals with the 5th graders, and provided a presentation with a hands-on activity about Hawai'i watersheds and the effects of groundwater contamination.
Pearl City Urban Garden Center, February 2017
ESI participated in this educational event that was held on February 10, 2017, at the Pearl City Urban Garden Center. Approximately 500 5th grade students, teachers, and chaperones from eight east Oahu elementary schools attended this event. ESI’s presentation and hands-on activity about Hawai'i watersheds and the effects of groundwater contamination was enjoyed by many of the students.
Hui o Ko’olaupoko & Kailua Canoe Club
Huaka’i Makai, November 2015
ESI co-sponsored this fundraiser and entered a team in the 5-mile Outrigger Canoe Race. Team members from ESI included Domos Feher, Stephanie Davis, and Scott Simmons, and the spirited veteran steersman for Kailua Canoe Club, Jordan Wong. It was a fun and exciting race for the mostly rookie crew.
North Shore Community Land Trust
Coastline Restoration, October 2015
ESI employees took time off from their normal work duties for a trip to the North Shore (Kahuku Point and Hanakaʻīlio Beach) to spend the afternoon providing volunteer work to the North Shore Community Land Trust. We picked up and sorted plastic trash from the shoreline, cleared debris from felled ironwood trees, and planted seedlings of native shoreline plants (e.g., Ohai).
Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii
Earth Day Kailua Beach Clean Up, April 2015
A group of ESI employees and their families helped out at this fun Earth Day event. We joined many others looking for plastic and trash on the beach, along the roadside, at the boat ramp, and along the entrance to Lanikai.