The Mālama Maui County Pledge asks visitors to respect the islands' culture, environment and community.
In 2020, The Maui County Council passed Resolution 20-94, known as “The Mālama Maui County Pledge.”
The Mālama Maui County Pledge:
- I pledge to ho`oma`ema`e (do what is right) while visiting the islands and waters of Maui County.
- I will mindfully experience the breathtaking natural beauty of the `āina (land) and the welcoming aloha spirit of its po`e (people).
- I will be ha'aha'a (humble) and no`ono`o (thoughtful) in my actions.
- I will remember that each step I take is upon land that is someone else's home, sacred site, and living history.
- If I do not know proper, respectful, or safe behavior, it is my kuleana (responsibility) to 'imi na'auao (seek knowledge) and ask before acting.
- I will be maka'ala (aware) while swimming and hiking, and I will respect the strength and power of ocean currents, rushing streams and the variable and unfamiliar terrain of these islands.
- I will admire wildlife from a safe and respectful distance, as Hawai`i is the endangered species capital of the world.
- I will take nothing from this wahi (place) but memories and leave nothing but gratitude.
- I pledge to mālama (take care of) Maui County, and remember that: He ali`i ka `āina; he kauā ke kanaka. "The land is a chief; man is its servant."