Aloha Outdoor Circle Members and Supporters,
As I start my second term as TOC President, I look forward to working with all of you in the coming year and welcome your input and feedback on any issues you feel are important, as we seek to better engage with our diverse communities statewide and be responsive to their unique needs.
This past year marked The Outdoor Circle’s 110th Anniversary. Over the last eleven decades since our founding in 1912, Hawai‘i has seen a lot of change. But one thing that has never changed in all that time is our organization’s dedication to its mission of “Keeping Hawai‘i Clean, Green and Beautiful.”
All of our tree planting, beautification and environmental advocacy accomplishments over the years are examples of how collaborative efforts between our volunteers, community groups, and city and state entities have made Hawai‘i better by enhancing and preserving the beauty around us and inspiring generations of environmental stewards.
Through our collective strengths, The Outdoor Circle has been able to improve the management of and protections for our green infrastructure, stimulate public appreciation for the value of our urban forests, and establish lasting protections for Hawai‘i's environment and people. Our State now enjoys a billboard-free environment, street tree programs, urban park systems, and a statewide network of branches and volunteers invested in maintaining public green-spaces and the natural beauty of their communities.
This has all been possible for these past decades because of you, our loyal members and supporters, who continue to be committed to and actively support our mission and our vision for Hawai‘i and its future. Whether it be through volunteering your time, or contributing financially, your support has sustained us and helped the organization thrive. As such, you should all be very proud of your contribution to our success over the years, and you should also take pride in the fact that your contributions have had a significant and positive impact on the lives of everyone in Hawai‘i.
All of Hawai‘i has been the beneficiary of the work of The Outdoor Circle, and it is imperative that our work continue. Every day, every month, every year, in both small and large ways, we continue to make inroads and affect positive change. And we have YOU to thank for that!
Mahalo from all of us at The Outdoor Circle!
President, The Outdoor Circle
The Greenleaf is the online newsletter and blog of The Outdoor Circle. Here you will find updates on the projects and accomplishments of our many branches throughout the state, as well as programs with statewide impact.