More than 200 middle and high school students from Hawaii are expected to attend the Blue Planet Foundation’s third annual Student Energy Summit today and tomorrow at Mililani High School.
The two-day experience is designed to empower students to think creatively about renewable energy, clean transportation alternatives to fossil fuels and energy efficiency. Participation is free and includes registration and meals.
Among the topics to be discussed by students today are electric cars versus hydrogen cars, cooling our classrooms and pathways to legislative action. Tomorrow, students attend workshops on careers in coding, communications, policy and art that can help foster change.
“These kids are our future leaders,” said Francois Rogers, Blue Planet’s special projects director, in a press release. “They are going be the ones who are making the decisions about policy and investments when Hawaii is on the last leg of its journey to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.”