SUBHEAD: This may be the last chance for a more progressive KIUC.WHAT: A public forum for debate and questions regarding the upcoming Kauai Island Utility Cooperative board election WHEN: Thursday, February 26th, 2009 - 6:30 to 8:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm) WHERE: Kauai Community College Student Lounge, located above the cafeteria.
CONTACT: Andrea Brower email@example.com (808)-635-1659
A coalition of Kaua`I business, sustainability and student organizations has formed to bring attention to the Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) Board elections. There is heightened concern and community discussion about our Island's vulnerability as we are so heavily dependent on imported fossil fuels to generate our electricity. Moving towards a sustainable energy future is no longer seen as an option, it is understood to be a necessity. How can KIUC continue to provide a reliable level of electricity to our community and make this transition to energy sustainability? The speed and ease of this transition will rely upon good leadership, beginning with our KIUC Board of Directors. The KIUC Board, through their decisions, policies, and contracts, will be responsible for determining our Island's energy future. Serving on the board is a position that requires serious commitment and an astute understanding of the issues. In order to assist co-op members to make informed voting decisions, a candidates forum will be held on Thursday, February 26 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Kaua`i Community College Student Lounge, located above the cafeteria. Doors will open at 6. The forum will also be aired on Ho`ike. For a schedule of showing times, visit www.MalamaKauai.Org. KIUC Board elections will take place during March. Ballots will be mailed out separately from electric bills. All completed ballots must be returned to KIUC by March 28. This event is being sponsored by Apollo Kaua`i, ASUH – KCC Student Government, Lihu`e Business Association, Kaua`i Chamber of Commerce, Kaua`i Planning & Action Alliance, and Malama Kaua`i.