Apr 14, 2012

KCC Earthday 2012 Events

"Mobilizing Kaua`i and the Earth"
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 on Monday April 16 at 6 p.m. will be a screening of the film, Establishing A Food Forest, in Room 114 of the Electronics 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.
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, a 90 minute documentary examining 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 12 noon to 6 p.m., KCC will be occupied by Kaua`i'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  (Fun Using Sustainable Energy) from Kapaa High School will present their vision of a model youth activity center. 808 FUSE  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 and 808FUSE will be held in Room 114 of the Electronics Technology Building and begin after 4 p.m. to conclude by 6 p.m. 
Zero Waste Kauai happily helped event goers learn about how they can make a difference everyday.
(There's Jimmy peeking out from behind the board.) :)  EarthDay 2011. Photo by: C.Bain.
Our final EarthDay event will take place on Friday April 20 at 6 p.m. 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
Movie: Regenerations Botanical Garden presents  a permaculture design film, Establishing A Food Forest.
6:00 pm
9:00 pm
Room 114 of the Electronic Technology Building.
Discussion: HSBDC panel discussion on Capitalism, Entrepreneurship and the Green Movement: The Greening of Capitalism.
12:00 -
1:00 pm
Student Lounge
above cafeteria
Movie: ZeroWasteKauai and Surfrider Foundation present  Tapped: The Movie
Student Lounge
above cafeteria
Campus Celebration:
Local information about sustainable goods, services and programs with contests, local entertainment and food underneath the tents
 - 600pm
Lawn area adjacent to the Performing Arts Center
808 FUSE =  Fun Using Sustainable Energy
Sustainable business model for youth and economic development
Kapaa High School Student Project

4:00 pm
6:00 pm

Room 114 of the Electronic Technology Building.
Movie: KCC Apiary Program and Kauai Beekeepers Association present: Vanishing of the Bees
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Room 114 of the Electronic Technology Building.

Posted by:
James Trujillo

Apr 13, 2012

Vice President John Morton Visit (4/17)

Aloha Kakou,

Vice President John Morton will be meeting with the campus on Tuesday, April 17 at 3:00 pm in the cafeteria. Dr. Morton will share with us system data showing how we are doing with our performance measures and other system updates. This is an opportunity to learn about our performance in terms of enrollment, completion, Native Hawaiian and STEM success, and other elements of what we do. It is also an opportunity to ask questions of someone with the system perspective. Please come if you can.

Posted by:
Chancellor Helen Cox

Apr 10, 2012

The Greening of Capitalism (4/17)

Tuesday, April 17 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Student Lounge at Kaua’i Community College

As part of Kaua’i Community College’s Earth Day/Week Activities, KCC will be hosting a panel discussion on “The Greening of Capitalism”, a look at how capitalism is evolving (or not) to incorporate social concerns and “green” concerns. Moderated by John Latkiewicz of the Hawaii Small Business Development Center, the panel will include:
  • Tim Stuck, Business KCC Faculty and serial entrepreneur 
  • Eric Knutzen, Green Energy Hawai’i and Director of the Sustainability Institute at KCC
  • Randy Francisco, President, Kauai Chamber of Commerce
  • Lori Cardenas, Owner, Aunty Lilikoi
The event will be held on Tuesday, April 17 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge at Kaua’i Community College, (above the Cafeteria). Please join us for a lively and thought-provoking discussion.

Posted by:
Darlene A. Kaui

Located At:
Kauai Community College Campus
Phone: (808)241-3148
Fax : (808)241-3229

Food Forest Film & Kalo Collection Tour (4/16)

Conserving Plant Diversity through Community Stewardship

Food Forest Film and Tour of Kalo Collection

at Kaua`i Community College Tonight

Monday, April 16th, 2012  6-9pm Kaua`i Community College Campus in Puhi

Regenerations Botanical Garden and Ho`ouluwehi (The Sustainable Living Institute of Kaua`i) invite you to celebrate Earth Day 2012 in two exciting free events:

1) Tour of Kaua`i Community Seed Bank's Kalo Collection

6-6:40pm @ KCC Aquaponics Facility

Kaua`i Community Seed Bank, in partnership with the KCC Sustainable Agriculture Program, is currently growing 40 varieties of kalo (Colocasia esculenta) at the College's Aquaponics Facility. Planted in mid-December 2011, the purpose of the planting is to multiply planting material of traditional and non-GMO hybrid taro cultivars (cultivated varieties) in order to distribute them to planters around the island, thereby perpetuating this valuable plant diversity resource. Paul Massey, who is both Seed Bank manager and staff member of KCC's Sustainable Agriculture program, will be on hand to explain how the site was prepared, planted and maintained. Volunteers to help perpetuate this project are needed.
2) "Establishing a Food Forest" Film
and Discussion of Kaua`i Food Forest Projects
7-9pm @ KCC Electronics Building Room 1141
In this film, internationally-renowned permaculture teacher Geoff Lawton from the Permaculture Institute of Australia presents in-depth techniques of healing the land 
while creating highly abundant systems of food production in this 80 minute film. Jill Richardson and Paul Massey of Regenerations will lead a discussion about current and possible food forest projects on Kaua`i, including a coastal project in Kapa`a and mauka project in Kalihiwai.

Posted by:
Jimmy Trujillo on behalf of
Regenerations Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 1137
Kilauea, Hawaii 96754

Regenerations Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to conserve plant diversity through community stewardship. We are fulfilling the vision of a decentralized seed bank; one that exists in your backyard, in your neighbor's, and in farms and gardens across the island. Vital to our work are the Regenerations Seed Garden and Kaua`i Community Seed Bank, which serve to collect, regenerate, and distribute plants that are native, rare, threatened, nutrient-dense, high-yielding, medicinal, beautiful, delicious and otherwise important to us, our island, and the planet.