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MAYOR’S 21st CENTURY ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH SUMMIT THIS SUNDAY

 

Mayor Mufi Hannemann and the City’s 21st Century Ahupua‘a Youth Ambassadors are inviting Oahu’s high school students to attend an exciting event to raise awareness about environmental protection.

The Youth Environmental Summit is this Sunday, April 26, from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Ala Wai Golf Course Diamond Head Ballroom. The event is free.

“I want to help our youth realize that they can make a difference in their future by taking action today,” Mayor Hannemann said.  “They are the beneficiaries of all the administration’s efforts to make our island a better place to live, attend school, work and raise a family.  By hearing first hand about what the City is doing and what they can do, we can all work together toward a better future for our island.”

Guests will learn about new environmental initiatives involving our water system, sewer collection system and the mass rail transit, as well as listen to one ambassador who recently published a children’s book on sustainability.

At the conclusion, the Youth Ambassadors will lead a discussion of how we can save our planet and have an interactive game of “Environmental Jeopardy,” which allows those in attendance to answer questions for a chance to win environmentally conscious gifts.

More information on the City’s 21st Century Ahupua‘a program is available at www.sustainhonolulu.com.

 

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Contact:

Markus Owens, ENV Public Communications Officer, 768-3454