KCC Earth Day Celebration

SOURCE: James Trujillo (jtrujill@hawaii.edu) SUBHEAD: Kaua’i Community College invites you to celebrate Earth Day 2011 on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. By Jimmy Trujillo on 11 April 2011 for Kauai Community College - Image above: 2010 Maui Earth Day logo created by Byron Allen. From (http://www.mauiearthday.org). WHAT: KCC Celebration of Earth Day WHEN: Wednesday April 20, 2011 11 a.m. -9:30 p.m. WHERE: Kaua’i Community College Puhi Campus Performing Arts Center ASUH-KCC Student Lounge Kaua’i Community College invites you to celebrate Earth Day 2011 on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Starting at 11:00 a.m. and running throughout the day and into the evening, KCC will be hosting community groups and local vendors to create space 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 KCC's green evolution. From 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. you are encouraged to come and learn how to reduce your monthly energy bills, turn food scraps into compos, and grow food in your back yard. Learn more about recycling, developing community gardens or installing alternative energy systems for home, business, or farm use. Community groups will share information on how to get active and stay involved in helping create a sustainable Kaua’i. See how easy it is to get involved with local efforts to malama our Kaua'i. KCC Earthday 2011 will feature live entertainment from several local bands throughout the day. Underneath a large tent, located behind the Performing Arts Center and in front of the cafeteria, local vendors and community groups will be sharing information about earth friendly activities or local services and products. Food for sale and live music will be adjacent to the large tent; above the cafeteria in the ASUH -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. KIUC’s 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 A musical interlude and Open Mic free speech event will help transition KCC Earthday 2011 from beneath the tent to beneath the stars. Live music, invited speakers, poets, and free speech advocates will hold the stage until the evening’s activity takes place. Blue Planet and the Kauai Surfrider Chapter will feature several short films and the feature film, Bag It-Is Your Life Too Plastic (www.bagitmovie.com), an 80 minute documentary that examines the impacts of plastics on marine life, human health and the environment. For more information on KCC Earth Day 2011 contact KCC Earth Day Planning Chairs Taylor Stanton (tstanton@hawaii.edu) or Jimmy Trujillo (jtrujill@hawaii.edu)
  • Enjoy Local
  • Food & Entertainment
  • Green Products & Fresh Produce
  • Music from Local Bands
  • Food from Local Vendors
  • Movies under the Stars
  • Learn ways to:
  • Reduce your energy bill
  • Compost for your garden
  • Grow your own food
  • Get involved
  • Create a sustainable Kaua'i
  • Participate in discussions on Food and Energy
  • Tour KCC's Garden Program
  • Learn more about KCC’s alternative energy programs

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

mahalo juan for posting. nice graphix !

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