BLUE PLANET FOUNDATION

Clearing the path for 100% clean energy

Honolulu, HI   |  blueplanetfoundation.org

Mission

Blue Planet's mission is to clear the path for 100% clean energy.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Jeff Mikulina

Managing Director

Melissa Miyashiro

Main address

55 Merchant Street Suite 1700

Honolulu, HI 96813 USA

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EIN

20-8247917

NTEE code info

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Blue Planet is on the frontlines of climate change. We are already feeling the consequences of climate change near and far. We see it in record heat, rising seas, increased wildfires, and intensified storms. Our future depends on the actions and decisions we make today. Given the existential threat of climate change and economic burden that fossil fuels impose, humanity must rapidly transition to an affordable, clean energy future.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Clean Energy Policy

We’re trusted experts helping leaders solve pressing energy problems. As Hawaii’s principal clean energy advocate, we propose and advance game-changing policies at the Public Utilities Commission and through legislation.

Population(s) Served

Efficiency is the cheapest and easiest form of clean energy. By making the most of our power and choosing energy efficient options wherever we plug in, little changes can mean big impact.

Population(s) Served

We’re empowering the next generation of clean energy leaders to take control of their energy future. Through education, innovation, and leadership, we give them essential tools for change.

Population(s) Served

Our 100% clean energy future isn’t only about electricity. Moving Hawaii beyond oil also means cleaner transportation options, and building the road to 100% clean transportation starts now.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Blue Planet's North Star is our theory of change: We seek to make Hawaii a model of clean energy progress so that we can inspire and catalyze climate solutions globally. As an isolated island state, Hawaii's energy challenges are more acute and its climate impacts more evident. Blue Planet is slowing the world that we can advance policies that protect our beautiful planet, further our clean energy and climate goals, boost the economy, and help communities thrive. Hawaii can prove technologies and concepts with the powerful potential for global scale and replication. And Hawaii can be the perfect testbed for new initiatives, programs, and progress on climate solutions.

To animate our theory of change, Blue Planet applies the following three strategic levers.

(1) Shaping policy: We’re trusted experts helping leaders make smart decisions about our energy future and drive systemic change, in Hawaii and beyond.

(2) Storytelling: We use viral videos, clever media campaigns, innovative presentations, and imaginative visuals to reshape our energy conversations. We tell stories that connect, inspire, and spark action.

(3) Impact programs: We execute select programs that drive systemic transformation, have the potential to scale, and reinforce our theory of change.

As pragmatic idealists, intrepid thinkers, and passionate creatives, Blue Planet doesn’t just talk about ideas. We work tirelessly and creatively to bring them to life. We seek to advance solutions that match the scale of the problem we face. To achieve our mission, we use the levers of bold policy and the power of storytelling to shift norms and create a culture for change.

Policy Shapers:
We are trusted experts helping leaders make smart decisions about our sustainable energy future, in Hawaii and beyond. Since 2008, we have driven key policy outcomes--from being early advocates for equity efforts like on-bill financing and community solar to championing Hawaii's first-in-the-nation 100% renewable energy and a tax on fossil fuel. Hawaii's youth are a cornerstone of our efforts to change the status quo. Our Climate Crew empowers cohorts of civically engaged youth climate experts inspired to help shape the future they will inherit. We seek to amplify students' voices and their power to drive the systems change our planet requires. In its first year, the Climate Crew completed over 60 acts of leaderships to accelerate the transition to 100% clean energy.

Community Activators:
Our annual Student Energy Summit brings together more than 200 middle and high school students from across the state for an immersive clean energy, and climate learning experience. Students walk away with sharpened energy leadership and advocacy skills needed to participate in clean energy and climate action. We recently expanded the summit to welcome international students and build global connections among youth. To tackle carbon pollution in the transportation section, Blue Planet has worked to increase knowledge of the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) with our EV Expert certification program, which provides dealership sales associates with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the EV marketplace and gives customers the confidence of knowing they will have the best possible EV buying experience. We have certified over 70 EV Experts statewide to date.

Storytellers:
We use viral videos, clever social media campaigns, provocative presentations, and imaginative infographics to reshape our energy conversations. Our creative communications tell stories that connect, inspire, and spark action. For example, our We Are 100 campaign is showcasing 100 stories of individuals and businesses across Hawaii that are taking actions--big and small--to accelerate our transition to 100% clean energy. Through neighbors inspiring neighbor, we aim to bring everyone along on the journey to 100%. Blue Planet also tracks Hawaii's progress toward 100% clean energy through our Energy Report Card. The report card takes a systems-wide view of our challenges and opportunities across five sections: transportation, efficiency, renewables, smart grid, and economics.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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BLUE PLANET FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 7/13/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Henk Rogers

George Ariyoshi

Former Gov. of Hawaii

Ernest Nishizaki

Visitor Industry Consultant

Colin Yost

RevoluSun

Lorraine Akiba

LHA Ventures

Maxine Burkett

William S. Richardson School of Law; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No