Prizes $500 $250 $100
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November 2nd & 3rd, 2010
With pristine ocean, year round trade winds and sunlight, and a strong and growing cadre of green vendors in all economic sectors, Hawaii is striving to become 100% Sustainable…You Can Help!
In celebration of Earth Day 2011, we are inviting students, teachers and administrators, actors, architects, artists, composers, dancers, educators, fashion designers, Independent film producers, musicians, painters, researchers, singers, theatrical performers, writers, and others from Hawaii and the mainland to Post Information and Links to your Creative and Academic Works that will encourage Hawaii Sustainability.
Hawaii is striving to become 100% energy self-sufficient and break our dependence on fossil fuels, as well as domestic and international shipping for food supply.
Whether we listened to Tuesday January 25, 2011 highly televised State of the Union Address by President Obama discussing clean energy, oil subsidies, high-speed transportation, and a number of things that will impact all Americans, there is far reaching agreement across federal, state, and local offices for Americans to strive toward living sustainable lives.
President Obama stated,
“I challenge you to join me in setting a new goal: By 2035, 80 percent of America’s electricity will come from clean energy sources. Some folks want wind and solar. Others want nuclear, clean coal and natural gas. To meet this goal, we will need them all. “
On Monday January 24, 2011 in Hawaii’s State of the State Address newly elected Governor Neil Abercrombie voiced his interest and commitment to ensure energy and food security for Hawaii, and green job development in areas of energy, agriculture, and environment necessary for a sustainable economy.
In November 2010, re-elected Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. outlined a transformative vision of a sustainable island in his Inaugural Address. Both of these speeches outline clear objectives to bring the Hawaiian Islands to a sustainable future. For additional information on Kauai’s plans, see the Kauai Economic Plan 2005-2015.
Sustainability can and should impact all economic sectors such as agriculture, culture, education, health and wellness, nature and technology among others. As a chain of islands, Hawaii is the most probable place to showcase and encourage US interests in a sustainable economy.
We need your creativity and expertise to help us accomplish this.
Amateurs and Professionals:
You are invited to send us information and links to your academic and creative works such as songs you have written and recorded, poems, articles, books, independent films, etc. We will post these to our website through June 30, 2011 and stream information on them during the Earth Day week of celebration April 18-22, 2011.
Please complete the registration form and be sure to include current contact information, 5-15 line description of your work and web links if applicable. Amateurs and Professionals can Register to post to our website for a cost of $50.00.
Amateur or Professional Posting
University, College, & High School Students:
You are invited to participate in our Contest “Sustainable Hawaii!” Send us information with links to your academic and creative works such as a video clip of a dance, song, theatrical performance, digital copies of artwork like a poster, or written works like a poem, short story, essay, power point presentation, research paper or project that encourages Hawaii Sustainability. We will post these to our website through June 30, 2011 and invite students and others from Hawaii and around the country to participate in choosing winners in the areas of creativity, practicality and usefulness. Voting will commence during the Earth Day week of celebration April 18-22, 2011, and we will announce winners May 1st.
Please complete the registration form and be sure to include current school information, 5-15 line description of your work and web links if applicable. Student Registration for the contest costs just $25.00.
Student Contest Posting