Resilient Island Food Systems: Food Security and Climate Change

Resilient Island Food Systems: Food Security and Climate Change
When Mar 01, 2011
from 09:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where Church of the Crossroads - 1212 University Avenue
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Check out this article by Martha Cheng in the Honolulu Weekly for ideas for sustainable food systems.

And join in the discussion at this event:

Resilient Island Food Systems: Food Security and Climate Change


Tuesday March 1st, 6-7:30
Church of the Crossroads, Weaver Hall
1212 University Avenue

For more info please click here.

**please bring a plate, fork, and small local dish to share.**

***Forward this announcement to any and all who would be interested***

Our forum will be 1 hour long, followed by 30-45 minutes of community Q&A and networking. We will also have an opportunity to hear form our various Coordinating Committee Reps on the status of the working groups and the FPC as a whole.
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Forum Speakers: Maxine Burkett, Nahaku Kalei, Jack Kittinger

Maxine Burkett - William Richardson School of Law
Maxine Burkett is an Associate Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i and serves as the inaugural Director of the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy (ICAP), at the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

As the Director of ICAP, she leads projects to address climate change law, policy, and planning for island communities in Hawai‘i, the Pacific region, and beyond. In its first eighteen months, ICAP has completed several climate change adaptation related policy documents for Hawai‘i and other Pacific Island nations, specifically the Federated States of Micronesia. It has also hosted numerous outreach and education programs on island resiliency and climate change and engaged planning agencies in all four counties in Hawai‘i and seven state agencies and offices, as well as several federal entities and many state legislators. Most notably, ICAP has partnered with the Hawai‘i State Office of Planning to conduct early planning and assessment for a statewide Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

Nahaku Kalei - Mahuahua `Ai o Hoi
Nahaku is currently one of two Marine Fellows working for The Nature Conservancy. She has been actively involved in a number of Kako'o research projects focused on the role of the Mahuahua Ai o Hoi wetland habitat in the context of the larger ahupua'a mauka-makai system. Nahaku has also been an active participant in the development of our lo'i system cultivation.

Māhuahua ‘Ai o Hoi is a project created to restore Heʻeia Wetland into naturally productive kalo fields and other agricultural production for economic sustainability, education, biological resiliency and cultural purposes. Their mission is to be an advocate for the establishment of Hoi as a pu'uhonua, a sanctuary and place of healing, through pule, planning, partnership, and management.

Jack Kittinger
Jack is a human geographer and coastal ecologist who studies the interaction between society and marine environments. He's primarily researched historical interactions between society and marine environments, but have increasingly focused on contemporary challenges in marine resource management, planning and conservation. Jack has worked in marine ecosystems and coastal communities in the mid-Atlantic, the Hawaiian Archipelago and other Pacific Islands.

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