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Energy and Food Sustainability in Hawai’i

July 10-15, 2016

The Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development is working with the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’i to offer the third Wirth Chair Extended Learning Trip.

This summer, participants will travel to O’ahu to learn about local cultural and efforts related to energy and food issues in Hawai’i. In June 2015, Hawai’i became the first U.S. state to pass legislation setting a 100% renewable energy goal.

Participants will visit solar and wind farms and hear from policy leaders and innovators about how this legislation became a reality and how the state plans to reach its goal by 2045. The program will also include conversations about sustainable food systems and visits to local farms.

This Extended Learning Trip is open to students, community leaders, and anyone interested in energy and food sustainability!

Tentative itinerary:

July 10
  • Arrivals
July 11
  • Welcome
  • Discussion with local leaders regarding Hawai’i’s 100% renewable energy bill
  • Visit to wave energy test site
  • Cultural dinner featuring local, sustainable foods
July 12
  • Discussion regarding sustainable food systems
  • Visit local farms, lunch
  • Optional afternoon hike
July 13 
  • Discussion with local renewable energy innovators and entrepreneurs
  • Visit Air Force Base to learn about renewable energy systems
July 14
  • Visit sustainability sites on the North Shore, including solar and wind projects, local fishpond, and farmers’ market
  • Final group dinner
July 15
  • ​Departures

$1,850 based on single occupancy ($1,000 deposit to reserve your spot). Includes accommodations (5 nights), all activities, some meals. Does not include flight, some meals. Inquire about double occupancy options.

For more information or to register, please email Jennifer Kagan​. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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