Maui Real Estate Blog

Earth Day Tribute to Maui

To celebrate Earth Day, I wanted to post a tribute to the natural beauty of Maui. This is a compilation of 10 photos and videos from around Maui and its surrounding ocean waters. I have also included links to five organizations that are working to protect and preserve the environment of Hawaii through conservation and education.


The East Maui coastline where Jungle Meets the Ocean


Haleakala Crater


The rough and rugged coastline just south of Hana


The view from a North Shore tide pool looking towards the West Maui Mountains


A rainbow and a passing rain squall along the North Shore of Maui


The Waihee Valley in the West Maui Mountains


The tail of a humpback whale offshore from Lahaina Maui


The Waters around Black Rock in Ka’anapali


Honolua Bay Marine Preserve near Kapalua


The waters off of Palauea Beach in Makena

Here are the five environmental not for profits that work in Maui County that would welcome your support on Earth Day!

Donate to the Hawaiian Island Land Trust to support their efforts to preserve land around Maui and the rest of the Hawaiian Islands.

Support The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project and their efforts to preserve Maui’s Native Bird Species and their native forest habitats.

Join or donate to The Maui Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for the preservation of local surf breaks, clean ocean water and beaches.

Help the Maui Huliau Foundation with their environmental education Efforts for Maui Youth.

Support The Nature Conservancy Hawaii and their projects that preserve, protect and restore the Natural Environment of Hawaii.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

A Couple of Maui Non-Profit Notes

I just had a couple of quick notes on ways you can benefit the Paia Youth and Cultural Center and The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project.

I will be at Whole Foods in Kahului from 11:00-2:00 PM today as part of the team representing the Paia Youth And Cultural Center (PYCC). Whole Foods will be giving 5% of their sales today to PYCC. This is a great opportunity to pick up some groceries and support this fantastic community organization. PYCC is a program based youth center located on the beach at Paia Bay. Programs include the Hekili Multimedia Lab, RadiOpio, Malama Pono Project Venture, The Paia Bay Cafe and the Stonewave Skate Park. PYCC attracts kids from all over the North Shore, Upcountry and Central Maui. If you are unable to make it by Whole Foods today, you may donate directly to PYCC online.

I first became aware of the efforts to reforest the slopes of Haleakala a couple of years ago when I heard this great talk by Dr. Art Medeiros at TEDxMaui. If you have twenty minutes, this video is well worth your time.

The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project is raising funds online to help plant an additional 1,000 native trees in the Nakula Natural Reserve high on the leeward slopes of Haleakala. Here is an overview of the project:

They have one more week to raise just over $1,000 to complete this project. You may donate online to the Maui Forest Bird Recovery today.

Pete Jalbert