Earth Week at Kauai Community College

PUHI — James Trujillo, a Kauai Community College instructor and beekeeper, said Earth Day should be celebrated for more than just a day.

“We’ll still have the big Earth Day pa‘ina, Friday,” Trujillo, helping with the Kauai Community College apiary program during the Garden Fair, said. “This year, Kauai Community College is observing Earth Week with a week of activities. The pa‘ina, Friday is just the highlight with music from Jon and Duncan Osorio, cooking demonstrations with GoFarm, apiary and farm tours, a hybrid electric vehicle showcase, Aloha ‘Aina expo, and more.”

The Earth Day celebration is open to the community, April 21 and will feature a student ho‘ike at the Student Center from 10 a.m. to noon and Aloha ‘Aina representatives setting up in the breezeway from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Jon and Duncan Osorio will take the stage from noon to 1:15 p.m.

Highlights for the week include:

April 17

Meet Tiare Lawrence, a community, social and environmental activist from Maui. 3 to 6 p.m., Kauai Community College Student Center.

April 18

Kaina Makua and Emily Cadiz will lead “Community in Action: Kona to Halele‘a” 3 to 4 p.m., Hawaiian Studies Lo‘i with pupu from ‘Ai Pono. Look for the Hawaiian flag across from the Performing Arts Center,

April 19

Meet Jonathan Kay Kaakawiwo‘ole Osorio, Interim Dean of Hawaiinuiakea, University of Hawaii at Manoa, activist and singer-songwriter. 3 to 6 p.m., Kauai Community College Student Center with pupu from The Greenery.

April 20

A live broadcast by KKCR of a panel discussion featuring moderator Eric Hansen with a panel including Adam Asquith, kalo farmer and UH Sea Grant, Mike Dahilig, Kauai Planning Dept. director, Jerry Ornellas, owner and operator of Jerry’s Farm in Kapaa, and Kui Palama, kalo farmer and water rights activist. Kauai Community College Student Center.

April 21

Earth Day with Jon and Duncan Osorio. 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Kauai Community College Student Center.

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