UH Community Colleges hosts "Green Now Conference"

Keynote by Henk Rogers, founder of Blue Planet Foundation

University of Hawaiʻi
Kymber-Lee S. Char, (808) 956-9437
Public Information Officer, External Affairs and University Relations
Louise Yamamoto, (808) 734-9513
Director, Alumni, Comm & Corporate Rel, Kapiolani Community College
Posted: Apr 9, 2010

HONOLULU – The University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges energy and sustainability team is hosting the “Green Now Conference: Preparing the Workforce for the Energy Revolution” on April 23, 2010 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Kapiʻolani Community College.
The conference serves as a catalyst for building Hawaiʻi’s economy around renewable energy technologies and sustainability initiatives. Leaders in the energy and environment fields will be there to share their experience and insights on energy consumption and conservation.
“As everyone knows, the world energy crisis continues to get more urgent,” said Peter Quigley, UH Community Colleges associate vice president for academic affairs. “We are at a NOW moment. Our goal is to deploy training and to develop an energy revolutionary curriculum to support Hawaiʻi’s 2050 Sustainability Plan.”
Keynote speaker Henk Rogers is the founder of Blue Planet Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at addressing global warming, which is increasingly at the center of the energy conversation in Hawaiʻi with discussions ranging from cultural issues to smart grid technology to tax incentives. Rogers is also the mastermind behind Blue Lava Technologies and is responsible for bringing Tetris to the United States and the world market.
The conference will also feature a plenary presentation by Tony Grahame, director of Yavapai College’s green residential building program. Roundtable sessions will covers topics such as: renewable energy, retrofitting, transportation and sustainable agriculture. The roundtable sessions are an opportunity for like-minded people to form partnerships, collaborate on ideas and discuss solutions for energy and sustainability education and training.
For registration information, call (808) 734-9211. The registration fee is $29 for those who register by April 15th; the fee will be $39 after April 15th. For more details about the conference, call (808) 734-9567.

For more information, visit: http://continuinged.kcc.hawaii.edu