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Kimberly Lee, one of the Mayor’s 21st Century Ahupua‘a Youth Ambassadors, will introduce her newly published children’s book “Trouble in the Bubble,” at the Environmental Youth Summit this Sunday, April 26, from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Ala Wai Golf Course Diamond Head Ballroom.

The collaboration with the Mayor’s Ambassadors is a fun, rhyming book to help children understand the definition of sustainability and the importance of teamwork in achieving a sustainable home.

Eco-geckoland, a self-sustainable community, resides in a bubble floating on the Pacific Ocean.  Rex, a mischievous little gecko, decides not to do his job to block out the sun’s harmful rays, which triggers a chain reaction of events that spreads chaos throughout the community.  During the journey, Rex learns the meaning of sustainability and how to restore the community back to normal.

Lee, a senior at Punahou School, wrote the 24-page children’s book.  Bo Tanaka, Lee’s classmate at Punahou, produced the illustrations.

Other guest speakers include the Board of Water Supply, the Department of Environmental Services’ Collection System Maintenance and the rail.

The Youth Summit is free to high school students.  To purchase your copy of the book, e-mail  Quantities are limited.







Markus Owens, ENV Public Communications Officer, 768-3454