Governor’s Office – Media Advisory – Island Leadership promotes global goals, local action day (4/18/19 at 2 pm)

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Latest News, Press Releases

WHAT:     ISLAND LEADERSHIP PROMOTES GLOBAL GOALS, LOCAL ACTION DAY

In anticipation of Earth Day next week, Hawaiʻi’s leaders will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Aloha+ Challenge, Hawaiʻi’s plan for implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, reaffirm the state’s commitment to an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future, and reinforce Hawaiʻi’s role as a leader of island solutions to sustainability challenges.

Photo op: Island leaders will sign a document committing to working together and with community stakeholders to implement Global Goals Local Action Day on April 18, 2019.

WHO:       Governor David Ige

Senate President Ron Kouchi, House Speaker Scott Saiki, other members of the Legislature

County Mayors

Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau, co-chair of the Global Island Partnership

Other island country leaders

Celeste Connors, Executive Director, Hawaii Green Growth

Members of the public, private and civil society leaders

 

WHEN:    Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 2 p.m.

 

WHERE:   State Capitol, Rotunda

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Media interested in interviews are asked to contact:

Governor’s office: Cindy McMillan at 808-586-0012 or cindy.mcmillan@hawaii.gov

State House: Carolyn Tanaka at 808-586-6133 or tanaka@capitol.hawaii.gov for interviews with House leadership

State Senate: Richard Rapoza at 808-586-6261 or r.rapoza@capitol.hawaii.gov for Senate leadership

Breanna Rose at 808-283-4256 for interviews with President Remengesau, county mayors and OHA

Piia Aarma at 808-221-2102 or piia@pineappletweed.com for interviews with Celeste Connors, executive director, Hawaii Green Growth Local 2030 Hub