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Task Forces

HECA supports the following teams:

  • The Decarbonization of Transportation Task Force advocates for legislation accelerating the transition to electric vehicles. Hawaii EV Association leads this task force.


  • The Decarbonization of Buildings Task Force seeks to reduce the large and persistent environmental and climate impact of buildings - residential (including single-family, condos, and apartments) and commercial (state, federal, and private).  Buildings are responsible for almost 40% of global energy-related carbon emissions.  Learn more


  • The Carbon Cashback Task Force supports legislation that taxes fossil fuel distributors to discourage the consumption of fossil fuels and distributes the tax revenue to people in equal shares, creating a net financial benefit for most Hawaii families.


  • The Oceans Task Force advocates for legislation prohibiting sunscreens with harmful ingredients to reefs, legislation that prohibits the gathering of aquarium fish from Hawaii’s waters, and legislation that accelerates the conversion of Hawaii’s 88,000 cesspools, which are polluting groundwater and surface waters. To learn more about bills relevant to this task force, please contact Jocelyn Herbert at

  • Care for 'Āina Now is on a mission to build visitor stewardship, conserve our cultural and natural resources, and invest in our ʻāina to keep our community safe.

  • The Solid Waste Task Force supports policies that address reduction and diversion of solid waste from landfilling and incineration. We prioritize policies that encourage a shift toward a circular economic model of resource management. Our current focus is to pass Extended Producer Responsibility legislation for packaging materials that prioritizes reduction and reuse. Learn more.

  • Carbon Sequestration Task Force - Our purpose is to help organize community groups to promote the protection, restoration, and support of natural ecosystems. We support the sustainability of local food systems by developing healthy soils, increasing food production, hardening food distribution, and decreasing food waste.  We provide information and critical feedback on energy, development, and other land and water use projects that may negatively impact the existing or potential carbon sequestration opportunities to promote thoughtful policy. Learn more.

  • The Climate Justice and Social Equity Task Force supports policies that address climate justice and social equity. To learn about relevant bills, contact Joshua Cooper at

  • The Climate Future Forum is dedicated to engaging youth in our democracy by building relationships between lawmakers and youth, conveying information about the legislative process and building skills to interact with it, taking part in the legislative session (e.g., tracking bills, submitting testimony), and empowering youth to amplify their voices by building coalitions. Bill that we support.  Learn more at


Trees From Above


Sustainable Energy


Pack of Fish
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