By Nina Wu
The Sierra Club is hosting a "Forces For Good Symposium" at the Hawaii State Capitol from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7.
World-renowned environmental activist Bill McKibben is delivering the keynote address (via Skype, so talk about leaving a low carbon footprint).
There will also be an afternoon of workshops focused on environmental issues important to Hawaii — topics covered include everything from Agriculture and Food to Hawaii's clean energy goals, smart growth, the reduction of plastic shopping bags, watersheds, good governance and lobbying skills.
Cost for the symposium is $25 (and includes a "Forces For Good" T-shirt). Open to the public.
After the symposium, the Sierra Club hosts its first annual awards reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at Downtown @theHiSAM (with local pupus, two complimentary drinks and live entertainment by Makana). Longtime Sierra Club supporters will be recognized — and awards will be given for Chapter Volunteer of the Year, Green Leader of the Year, and the Geraldine Cline award.
Dinner costs $60. If you're attending both the symposium and awards dinner, you can go to both for $75.
Visi www.sierraclubhawaii.com/forgood.php to register to to find more details.