Earth Day Celebration 2012

In Celebration of Earth Day 2012, Kauai Community

College is sponsoring a series of activities taking place

during the week of April 16 – 20, 2012.

If your school cannot attend, please share with us a video clip, website, or presentation on your sustainable projects whether in agriculture, recycling, conservation, environment, or another sustainable initiative.

We will share information on your school’s projects and programs with Hawaii schools and students, and encourage collaboration.

To participate on Thursday April 19th, please contact Jimmy Trujillo ([email protected]), (808) 346 7725

To participate remotely by sharing a video clip, website,

and/or presentation on your School’s sustainable projects,

please contact Brian Alston ([email protected]),

(808) 217-1831 Mahalo!!!

KCC Earth Day 2012 Events

"Mobilizing Kaua`i and the Earth"

Come join us as we celebrate EarthDay all week long

with movies, discussions and a gathering of community

on campus to share ideas, passions and solutions

for a sustainable and prosperous future for Kaua’i.

Our first EarthDay event will be a screening of the film, Establishing A Food Forest on Monday April 16 at 6:00pm in Room 114 of the Electronic Technology Building.

The 80 minute documentary details the work of Geoff

Lawton, a permaculturist from Australia, who sets out to

create abundance and restore vitality to the land and those

who steward it.

Jill Richardson and Paul Massey from Regenerations

Botanical Garden in partnership with KCC’s Ho’ouluwehi program will be on hand to provide insight and inspiration on how you can help create an abundance of food resources through similar permaculture design principles and activities

on Kaua’i.

and to learn more about Regenerations Botanical Garden visit:

http://ribg.org/regenerations_botanical_garden/Home.html

On Tuesday April 17 at noon, our second EarthDay event

will be a panel discussion on Capitalism, Entrepreneurship and the Green Movement: The Greening of Capitalism.

This one hour panel discussion will take place upstairs in the Student Lounge and will be moderated by the Hawaii Small Business Development Center’s John Latkiewicz.

On Wednesday April 18 (also at noon in the Student

Lounge) our next EarthDay event, in partnership with ZeroWasteKauai, will feature the film, Tapped-The Movie (http://www.tappedthemovie.com/), a 90 minute

documentary examines the role of the bottled water industry

and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and

our reliance on oil.

On Thursday April 19 from 12pm –6pm KCC will be occupied by Kauai’s sustainability movement as we

celebrate EarthDay and look towards sustainable solutions

for Kaua’i. In addition to all the tents, performers, food and information that will gather around the Performing Art

Center, two local school based programs will present their

vision for Kaua’i.

808 FUSE from Kapaa High School will present their vision

of a model youth activity center. 808 FUSE (Fun Using Sustainable Energy) is a virtual enterprise developed by

students of KHS teacher Christine Farina. The concept of

the company revolves around the idea of promoting fun,

food and products that are eco-friendly and will help reduce

its carbon footprint.

Kilauea residents Felicia Cowden and her son Ian from

Akamai Learning, a home school program will share from

their recently published book, Life is the School,Love is the Lesson. The presentation of Akamai Learning & 808FUSE will be held in Room 114 of the Electronic Technology

Building and begin after 4pm and conclude by 6pm.

Our final EarthDay event will take place on Friday April 20

at 6pm with a showing of the film, Vanishing of the Bees (http://www.vanishingbees.com/trailer/) in Room 114 of the Electronic Technology Building. In partnership with the Kauai Beekeepers Association and the KCC Apiary Program, this event will conclude with a discussion on how you can help create a bee friendly Garden Island.