Hi Smile Orthodontics is a proud supporter of environmentally sustainable practices, and believes in a world that is cleaner and less polluted. In the last 2 years, we have been taking strides to go green and we welcome the partnerships of our patients, suppliers, and colleagues.
A few initiatives we’ve been involved with:
We received an Environmental Hero award from Clean Water Honolulu for adopting the streets around Makiki District Park and keeping it beautiful for the last 2+ years.
We have been transitioning to using more eco-friendly products for our daily operations, and include many green items in our new patient kit.
In November we planted ulu, Norfolk, and avocado trees on the North Shore of O’ahu to honor the dental offices that we have a close relationship with. By choosing to partner with us, we donated a tree in their name that will serve as a reminder that we as a community are taking steps toward reducing our carbon footprint. As the trees grow and thrive, so too will our commitment to the health of our ‘aina.
Most recently, Hi Smile Orthodontics has pledged to stop using single use plastics in our office that so often pollute our oceans. Items like bottles, straws, bags, cutlery, cups, lids, etc will be eliminated from our office. We have made a commitment through the no2plastic organization, and we encourage our patients and community to make a pledge, too.