EarthDay 2012 at KCC

SUBHEAD: Raising consciousness and participation on Kauai in efforts to protect the planet. By James Trujillo on 10 April 2012 for KCC - (jtrujill@hawaii.edu) Image above: Maui Earthday illustration. From (http://www.mauiearthday.org/).

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. For more information about the movie please visit:

http://transitionculture.org/2009/02/11/film-review-%E2%80%9Cestablishing-a-food-forest-the-permaculture-way-series/

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. 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.

KCC EarthDay 2012 Events


WHEN: Monday, April 16th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WHAT: Movie: Regenerations Botanical Garden presents a permaculture design film, Establishing A Food Forest.

WHERE: Room 114 of the Electronic Technology Building. KCC Campus, Puhi, Kauai.


WHEN: Tuesday April 17th 12:00 - 1:00 pm

WHAT:

Discussion: HSBDC panel discussion on Capitalism, Entrepreneurship and the Green Movement: The Greening of Capitalism. WHERE: Student Lounge, above Cafeteria. KCC Campus, Puhi, Kauai.


WHEN: Wednesday, April 18th 12:00pm

WHAT: Movie: ZeroWasteKauai and Surfrider Foundation present; Tapped: The Movie

WHERE: Student Lounge, above Cafeteria. KCC Campus, Puhi, Kauai.



WHEN:
Thursday, April 19th 12:00pm - 6:00pm

WHAT: Campus Celebration: Local information about sustainable goods, services and programs with contests, local entertainment and food underneath the tents.

WHERE: Lawn area adjacent to the Performing Arts Center. KCC Campus, Puhi, Kauai.


WHEN:
Thursday April 19th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

WHAT: Life is the School, Love is the Lesson: Ian and Felicia Cowden share lessons learned from their Akamai Backyard homeschool program, Kapaa High School Student Project; 808 FUSE = Fun Using Sustainable Energy Sustainable business model for youth and economic development.

WHERE: Room 114 of the Electronic Technology Building. KCC Campus, Puhi, Kauai.


WHEN: Friday April 20th 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

WHAT: Movie: KCC Apiary Program and Kauai Beekeepers Association present: Vanishing of the Bees

WHERE: Room 114 of the Electronic Technology Building. KCC Campus, Puhi, Kauai.

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