POSTED: 1:08 p.m. HST, Jan 23, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 1:27 a.m. HST, Jan 24, 2014
Former Vice President Al Gore will visit Oahu in April to give a free public lecture on climate change as well as energy and water matters, University of Hawaii officials and Sen. Brian Schatz' office announced Thursday.
Gore, a longtime advocate for more robust environmental protections, will speak as part of a UH series of seminars on sustainability. It will take place 7 p.m. April 15 at UH Manoa's Stan Sheriff Center, which can accommodate about 10,000 people.
"I am continually impressed by Hawaii's innovative thinking, from clean energy to water to transit," Gore said in a statement released by the UH Sea Grant college program. That program organizes the Stephen and Marylyn Pauley Seminar in Sustainability series, which draws speakers such as Gore on academic, social and cultural issues.
For more information on the event visit http://seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu.