Legacy Carbon

Reduce what you can...offset what you can't

About Us

About Legacy Carbon

Legacy Carbon was first certified in 2015 and is still the only certified offset project of any kind in Hawaii.  Carbon offsets are generated through the planting of more than 500,000 endemic trees right here in the islands and are certified through the Swiss-based Gold Standard—the most rigorous standard on earth.

We help socially responsible Hawaii businesses achieve carbon neutrality and provide branding to establish themselves as sustainability leaders in their respective industries. We accomplish this through environmental education as well as hands-on carbon reduction and offset initiatives.


Through the planting of endemic Hawaiian trees, we provide forward-thinking businesses the opportunity to become innovators in corporate responsibility, environmental impact, and carbon neutrality. Through the planting of native Hawaiian trees, our partners can receive Gold Standard certified carbon offsets to eliminate their carbon footprint. Most importantly, it is accomplished in a way that honors the Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian history.


We don't view carbon offsetting as a one-time transaction. It’s not meant to be a guilt-free write-off, but rather an incremental step towards a new way of doing business.  Over the past decade, there has been an increasing awareness and concern about the effects of climate change.  Various offset programs have been created around the world to address these issues.  There are a number of standards which govern the carbon credit market. We have explored all of them and we elected The Gold Standard. We believe the Gold Standard Foundation has enacted the most stringent standard ever developed, thus making them the premier carbon credit in the world. Indeed we are not alone in that thinking.