Friday, January 10, 2014
Mark your calendar: Jan. 27—Gary Hooser: Kauai's Bill 2491 - A case study in community empowerment
by Larry Geller
Note: this event is free, with lunch optional for a donation.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH
Monday, January 27,2014
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church
Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.
Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.
11:30 Luncheon: Various Pizza, Salad, and Dessert— $5.00 Donation
11:50 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks, Larry Geller, President
12:00 Program: Gary Hooser: Kauai's Bill 2491 - A case study in community empowerment
Kauai Council member and former state legislator and director of the Office of Environmental Quality will describe how community action can overcome strong economic and political pressure.
Citizens of Kauai worked together to pass Bill 2491 over the mayor's veto. The bill requires the largest chemical companies in the world to disclose their pesticide use and prohibits the use of these chemicals near Kauai schools, hospitals and homes, imposing criminal penalties for violations. This new law may face challenges during the 2014 state legislative session.
12:30 Questions and Answers
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