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Green Hawaii Youth Conference

Free and Open to the Public

Date: June 28-30, 2011

Time: 9:00 - 12Noon

Location: Kauai Beach Resort

4331 Kauai Beach Drive

Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766

On June 28th, 29th, and 30th, Green Hawaii Conferences is hosting A Series of Discussions to involve youth in sustainable initiatives around the island of Kauai. From Kauai schools to the Boys and Girls Scouts many youth organizations are encouraging island youth to accomplish sustainable environmental activities. People and resources in the areas of education, industry, agriculture, renewable energy, healthcare, and health maintenance, sanitation, and transportation are working on the goal to bring Hawaii generally and Kauai in specific to 100% self-sustainability, and for the island to serve as example to other locations.

We are gathering representatives from multiple youth oriented organizations to share what they are doing, and team with others to create new and ongoing projects in the areas of food and agriculture, renewable energy projects, and recycling, reusing, and reducing initiatives. Meetings take place at the Kauai Beach Resort 9:00 -12:00 noon Tuesday through Thursday.

During our meetings, we will introduce the Humanitarian Sustainability Initiative, a world-wide web initiative that follows and supports the green initiatives of youth around the globe. For example, recently a group of students from a Canadian school hosted a web conference on indigenous climate change with participants from Canada, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, Brazil, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska and Australia, and in early June, they hosted a sustainability career fair in their community. Later this year, this school team will deploy to Haiti solar ovens and solar lanterns created by their students. We will discuss efforts like this and ways Hawaii youth and others can participate via the internet.

The Humanitarian Sustainability Initiative develops, coordinates, and supports green teams to accomplish sustainable projects in their communities by connecting them to resources such as additional expertise and funding. The initiative serves as a communication network connecting local green teams to their counterparts.

We are inviting the participation of members from school-based technology programs, industry and technology experts, community and non-governmental agencies, youth sports, educational, civic and community programs. Our objectives are to develop teams that create and support sustainability projects in local communities worldwide.