Summit this Sunday at Kailua Elementary School

Learn about what climate change means for Kailua and beyond at the Windward Climate Change Summit, 3-5 p.m., Sunday, November 23 at Kailua Elementary School (315 Ku‘ulei Road). Sponsored by the Windward Climate Change Hui, the summit features speakers from the Kanu Hawai‘i, NOAA, Blue Planet Foundation and others, who will be sharing their knowledge on climate change.

“The Windward Climate Change Hui, a group of concerned residents, is excited to bring seven expert speakers and involved organizations to our own community. We would like all Windward residents to be informed, connect and find the way in which each of us can be part of the solution,” shares Lisa Marten, Windward Climate Change Hui member. “The speakers will share research on the ongoing climate change in Hawai‘i and what can be done, followed by an opportunity to connect with local organizations already working on the problem.”

For more information and to RSVP, visit windwardclimate.brownpapertickets.com.

SUMMIT SCHEDULE:

BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION
Windward Climate Change Summit
Sunday, November 23
3-5 p.m.
Kailua Elementary School
315 Ku‘ulei Road, Kailua

“Science has spoken. There is no ambiguity in their message. Leaders must act. Time is not on our side.” – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

3:00 WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS
Aubrey Yee, Kanu Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Research Center for Futures Studies

3:10 HAWAI‘I CLIMATE CHANGE BRIEFING PANEL

Impacts and Vulnerability
Stuart Scott, Deputy Secretary General, IESCO – International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization and long-time O‘ahu resident
Topic: Arctic Methane Emergency and the Root Cause of Climate Change

Dolan Eversol, NOAA/University of Hawai‘i, Sea Grant Program
Topic: Recent Climate Change Research and Local Sea-Level Rise

Dr. Camilo Mora, University of Hawai‘i Professor, Research Scientist Geography Department
Topic: Temperature Change: Impacts on Plants, Animals and Agriculture Production

4:00 NEXT STEPS PANEL

Building Resilience Locally, Nationally and Globally
Jeff Mikulina, Executive Director, Blue Planet Foundation
Topic: Fossil Fuel, Individual Action

Colin Yost, Chief Operating Officer, Revolusun
Topic: The Role of Government in Promoting Clean Energy

Puni Jackson, Program Coordinator, Ho‘oulu ‘Aina, Kokua Kalihi Valley, will speak instead of Doug Cole, who will not be able to present.
Topic: “Using Native Hawaiian Cultural Practices to Rebuild ‘Aina and Community.”

Gerald Marten, Director, Eco Tipping Points Project Adjunct Senior Fellow, East-West Center
Topic: Human Ecology – Food Security, Disaster Preparedness

4:50 Q&A: AUDIENCE

5:00 ACTION SIGN UP OPPORTUNITY AT ORGANIZATION TABLES

Windward Climate Change Hui:
Lois Crozer, Andrea Jepson, Julianne King, Aubrey Yee, Lisa Marten

BE INFORMED * CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY * TAKE ACTION

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Image courtesy Windward Climate Change Hui