Environment Impact - How the Environment Moves People


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When: Nov 1 2017 - 6:30pm until Nov 1 2017 - 8:30am
Where: Keoni Auditorium, Imin Conference Center, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

The East-West Center Education Program Presents 
Wednesday Evening Seminar
Fall 2017

Environment Impact - How the Environment Moves People

Jeff Mikulina, Executive Director of the Blue Planet Foundation

Scott Atkinson, Technical Advisor with the Coral Triangle Initiative of Conservation International

Wednesday Evening Seminar is an East-West Center student-led initiative supported by the Education Program and a generous gift from Richard H. Cox. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by presenters and participants at the Wednesday Evening Seminar do not necessarily reflect those of the East-West Center.

The seminar this evening is about environmental impact through community action with local environmentalists talking about current projects. Guest speakers Jeff Mikulina and Scott Atkinson have led large-scale projects to bring people together for preserving environmental health and richness, and this evening they will share experiences and insights from their work.

Glenn Blumhorst

Jeff Mikulina is executive director of the Blue Planet Foundation. Jeff’s work with Blue Planet included a successful campaign to make Hawaiʻi the first state in the nation with a 100% renewable energy mandate. Additional accomplishments in policy advocacy include working to pass legislation that requires that all new homes use solar water heaters, sets a binding cap on Hawaiʻi’s greenhouse gas emissions, establishes a carbon tax on fossil fuel imports, requires returnable deposits on all beverage containers, establishes curbside recycling on Oahu, and increases the funding of natural resources through tourism taxes. Jeff received a Master’s of Science degree in engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying decision theory. He blends a deep understanding of engineering and politics with good humor to help drive systemic change. Jeff is an irreverent optimist and has accepted the challenge of solving our planet’s greatest threat: climate change.

Scott Atkinson

Scott Atkinson is the technical advisor with the Coral Triangle Initiative of Conservation International. He was also a
co-founder of sustainable conservation of the Community Conservation Network (CCN) in Honolulu. Scott Atkinson is a conservation and community management specialist who has over 15 years of experience designing and
implementing complex conservation and community development projects. Scott has advanced skills in research,
planning, writing, fundraising and facilitation. He holds a BS in anthropology and biology from Emory University and a MS in conservation biology from the University of Wisconsin. He is proficient in spoken and written Bahasa Indonesia.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Kuhio Vogeler