Arbor Day Tree Giveaway in Hilo

Hawaii Electric Light announces the Arbor Day Tree Giveaway will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at its office at 1200 Kilauea Avenue in Hilo from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or while supplies last.

hayden-arbor-dayThe annual event is a partnership with Kua O Ka La Public Charter School, Hooulu Lahui, Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, and Hawaii Electric Light. To help perpetuate native species, a variety of organizations across the state routinely organize educational events to distribute native trees and shrubs to the community. Trees to be given away this year include ohia, koa, puhala, lama, niu, kou, and kukui.

Kua O Ka La students care for the trees and compile a newsletter to distribute with the trees. Information on how to properly plant, site, and care for the tree also is distributed. Students and instructors will be available to educate the public on how to care for their trees and explain the cultural significance of the native plants.

For more information, contact Kenyan Beals at (808) 969-0137.

West Hawaii Forum – Hawaii’s Climate Change Challenge

How prepared is Hawai’i for the climate changes now underway that affect our daily lives?climate-changeSea level rise, super storms, flooding of shoreline and low lying island areas, erratic and decreasing trade winds, declining rainfall, warming temperatures with agricultural consequences, impacts to Hawaii’s marine ecosystem and fisheries; and the list of impacts goes on.

Don’t miss this all important November 17th forum from 6pm – 8pm at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers. For more details visit: http://www.westhawaiiforum.org/event/hawaiis‐climate‐change‐challenge/

Forum Presenters

  • Bruce S. Anderson, PhD., DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) Administrator
  • Henry Curtis, Executive Director, Life of the Land
  • Abby G. Frazier, Ph.D., Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PICSC)
  • Scott Glenn, AICP, Director, State of Hawaiʻi Office of Environmental Quality Control

Forum Moderator

  • Bill Bugbee, Director, Community Enterprises

Join the Community on Thursday, November 17th, as experts explain the challenges that Climate Change poses and the near-term actions Hawai’i County and the state may take.