Taking Steps Towards Clean Energy and a Sustainable Community
Jeff Mikulina is the Chief Executive Officer of the Blue Planet Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission to clear the path for clean energy. Prior to working with Blue Planet, Jeff served as director of the largest environmental organization in Hawai‘i, the Sierra Club, for a 10 years. His accomplishments in policy advocacy include working to pass legislation that sets a binding limit on Hawaii’s greenhouse gas emissions, requires that all new homes use solar water heaters, requires returnable deposits on all beverage containers, provides incentives for renewable energy use, establishes curbside recycling, and increases the funding of natural resources through tourism taxes.
He also served as Vice Chair of the Honolulu Planning Commission and the Honolulu Charter Commission, authoring the city charter amendments that mandated island-wide curbside recycling and created a bike- and pedestrian-friendly Honolulu.
In addition to his role with Blue Planet, Jeff also serves as a district manager for Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Project, and he has been awarded an EPA Environmental Hero Award. In 2005, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin ranked him among "10 Who Made a Difference," and Pacific Business News selected him as one of their "Forty Under 40" in 2010.