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New partnership encourages isle visitors to sponsor native trees

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Mari Tait, left, operations manager for the Hawai‘i Convention Center, and Teri Orton, general manager for the center, stand by the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative kiosk. As part of the new partnership between the initiative and the center, guests can sponsor Legacy trees through the interactive display on the third floor of the convention center.

  • COURTESY HAWAIIAN LEGACY REFORESTATION INITIATIVE

    The Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative plants koa seedlings, like the one at left, and other trees in its forest on the Big Island.

To appeal to the growing number of conventioneers interested in lowering their carbon footprint, the ­Hawai‘i Convention Center has partnered with the Hawaiian LegacyReforestation Initiative to plant 1 million native trees on the Big Island. Read more

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