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
For more information about the movie please visit:
and to learn more about Regenerations Botanical Garden visit:
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.
To view the trailer visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=72MCumz5lq4
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.