August 6th, 2019
Education , Energy , Press Release
(HONOLULU) Blue Planet Foundation has officially opened registration for its 2019 Student Energy Summit.
Themed “Revolution 20/20: Past, Present, Future,” this year’s Summit will be held on Sunday, November 10th and Monday, November 11th (Veteran’s Day holiday) at the Hawaii Convention Center on Oahu. Thanks to the generosity of Summit sponsors Clearway and Eurus, the two-day event is free for all registered teams of students in grades 6 through 12 and their teachers.
“This year’s theme — “Revolution 20/20” — reflects on our past, present and future actions that directly impact our social, technological and political landscape,” said Griff Jurgens, education director of Blue Planet Foundation, who is developing the program’s curriculum. “We need a clean energy revolution to fight this climate crisis. We will empower our attendees with credible, scientific information about climate challenges, and the skills and confidence to let their voices be heard.”
Last year’s Student Energy Summit attracted nearly 200 students and 32 teachers from all islands. Blue Planet created the Student Energy Summit in 2015 to empower students to think creatively about renewable energy, clean transportation alternatives to fossil fuels, and energy efficiency. “We recognize that the youth are our future, and they’ll be the ones inheriting these climate challenges,” added Jurgens. “Our emphasis on educating the children of Hawaii is to encourage them to speak up and act.”
Visit our Student Energy Summit page to find the registration form, see important dates, and get more information.