Virtual celebration of Earth Day on April 21

UH West Oʻahu students, faculty, and staff are welcome to celebrate and commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, 1 to 3 p.m. April 21 via Zoom at Attendees will watch films and presentations, and discuss taking care of Hawaiʻi and Earth.

The program starts with a presentation, “UN Climate Negotiations: How the Paris Agreement Was Agreed Upon & What’s Next to Protect Our Planet,” with East-West Center Visiting Fellow Trigg Talley, a member of the U.S. Government Senior Executive Service who has served in various roles as a diplomat and negotiator of environment agreements since 1995.

Talley served as chief negotiator and led the official U.S. delegation through several rounds of negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement.

The last hour of the program includes the films and presentations “Wantoks: Dance of Resilience in Melanesia,” “Earth Day in Oceania: Voices of the Pacific,” “Earth Rights Around the World,” and more. See flyer below for details.

The virtual event is being coordinated on campus by UH West Oʻahu political science instructor Joshua Cooper. For more information, email

Event flyer.
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