POSTED: 8 OCTOBER 2007 - 3:45pm HST

Come to the Sustainability Conference

image above: Are we running on Empty?

Come to the Sustainability Conference
at Kaua'i Community College

Free Award-Winning Environmental Film "The Planet" & talk
Friday, 12 October, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Conference: Speakers & Panel Discussions
Saturday, 13 October, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Locally Engaging Global Solutions

Apollo Kauai, Malama Kaua'i, Sierra Club, Surfrider and 1000 Friends of Kaua'i have collaborated for several months to produce a conference that will really make a difference. The conference is the first step in a process that will involve the community in an effort to prepare for a future confronted by challenges that face the planet and our island.

The coming decade may be our last chance to head off environmental crises from global change to resource depletion. If we fail to address these problems in the next few years the cost of our inaction could be devastating. We can choose a different future. But we've got to do it quickly and each of us needs to make informed choices.

The conference kicks off with an award-winning film, The Planet, shown this Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Jeff Mikulina and Adam Asquith will discuss audience concerns following this powerful film and provide inspiration of how we can build a sustainable energy future. Admission is free.

This coming Saturday,

Senator Gary Hooser,
Representative Mina Morita,
County Council member JoAnn Yukimura,
Sierra Club Hawai'i Chapter Director Jeff Mikulina,
Apollo Kauai Director Ben Sullivan,
Malama Kauai Director Keone Kealoha,
Surfrider Director Gordon LaBedz,
UH Professor Dr. Adam Asquith,
Island Breath's Juan Wilson,
Kauaian Institute's Ken Stokes,
Waipa Foundation's Stacey Sproat and
KCC professor Glenn Hontz

will present challenges and solutions critical to living within the limits the island can support. Specific individual actions and community decisions are explored, along with how we can get involved with the process of positive, achievable change.

Admission to Saturday’s conference is $5 without lunch or $15 with lunch.

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Learn how you can be part of the solution.