In celebration of Earth Day 2011
Green Hawaii Conferences Presents
Greening American Arts, Education
April 18-22, 2011
In celebration of Earth Day 2011, Green Hawaii Conferences is sponsoring activities for Students and their Families, Teachers and Administrators and the community at large throughout the Garden Island week of April 18-22, 2011.
On Monday April 18 at 3:30PM, we are sponsoring a presentation by Paul Massey of Regenerations Botanical Garden on Hawaii’s land and agriculture at The Children of the Land Polynesian Cultural Center in Kapaa (http://thechildrenoftheland.com/).
The mission of Regenerations Botanical Garden is to support the conservation of threatened plant diversity for the benefit of all life by designing, building, and implementing inclusive and sustainable community-based stewardship activities. Plants are essential for all life on earth and yet one-third of all plant species are threatened with extinction.
Regenerations Botanical Garden maintains that species extinction is not inevitable and that every species has a unique role to play. Linking conservation to the provision of sustainable livelihoods is at the heart of their approach to securing plant diversity and ecosystem health at large. Bring the entire family to find out about the importance of Hawaii plant diversity.
On Wednesday, you are cordially invited to join us at Kauai Community College in Lihue. KCC will host community groups and local vendors on campus for the exchange of ideas, products, and services related to environmental awareness, natural resource conservation, green economic development, alternative energy use, community and school gardens, and local produce and crafts.
There will be music, food, an open mic, mini eco- fashion show, and to finish the evening off, movies beneath the stars. It promises to be a full day of entertainment, information, and an excellent opportunity to learn, share, and participate in Kauai Community College’s green evolution from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Above the cafeteria in the KCC Student Lounge, there will be two community forums to stimulate discussion centered on the topics of the production and consumption of food and energy on Kaua’i.
The first forum, Food Sovereignty - Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability, will start at 12:00 p.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. This talk story session will feature local food producers and consumers discussing a range of issues surrounding food production on the Garden Island. A question and answer session will conclude the first forum.
Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) Energy Strategy 2011 will be the focus of the second forum with David Bissell, KIUC CEO, presenting and taking questions from the audience. The second forum will begin at 2:00 p.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. Both community forums will be captured live on the internet via HawaiiStream. Kaua’i radio listeners can enjoy a live broadcast of the discussions on KKCR Kaua’i Community Radio FM 91.9
On Friday April 22nd (6:30 – 8:30PM) Green Hawaii Conferences is sponsoring “The Oasis of the Pacific"- an informative film about the Ocean and what we can do to support it at The Storybook Theatre of Hawaii (http://www.storybook.org/), in Hanapepe.
The documentary produced on Maui by Zero Impact Productions from 2000 - 2005 features 75% shot in Hawai’i with additional footage shot in the Pacific Ocean. The 58 minute film is followed by discussion facilitated by Surfrider Kauai (http://surfriderkauai.ning.com/).
The purpose of Green Hawaii Conferences is to build green alliances within and across specific industry sectors like Education, Entertainment, and the Arts, Faith communities, Health and Medical industries, and industries of Law and Accounting.
Rich in natural resources Hawaii is ideally suited to host green conferences making the Hawaiian Islands the most probable place to showcase and encourage US interest in a sustainable economy.
Join Us in 2011!